A new guide released by Ukie, in collaboration with UK law firm Harbottle & Lewis, gives vital advice to developers looking for UK funding. Covering the majority of funding opportunities in the country, from public funding to equity investment and even crowdfunding, this should be the first stop for anyone looking to self publish a game in 2018.
Even if self-publishing isn’t your plan, you can find info on what to expect from a publishing deal and gain access to contacts for most UK publishers from Ukie itself. This is an “introductory guide” designed for anyone looking to get into the games industry with zero knowledge of funding types and opportunities.
The guide also has a section dedicated to tax relief, which outlines the requirements for projects seeking to take advantage of games industry tax relief. This includes a full description of the ‘cultural test’ that projects will need to match up to in order to receive the 20% tax cut. Helping you save a substantial chunk of the money you’ll be receiving from your new funding partners/publishers/private equity firms once you’ve fully read and assimilated all of the guide’s helpful info.