Across the programme we are looking for diversity of voice, insight and experience. We encourage applications from all sectors of the community, including company founders with the following backgrounds: Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic; disabled and neurodiverse people; companies founded by women.  

Criteria for applicant companies:


Applicant companies must be game developers, game studios or creators of interactive entertainment.


Applicant companies should be post-revenue. Please note there are also a limited number of places available for start-ups.


Applicant companies must have their office HQ in the West Yorkshire region (the metropolitan boroughs of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield), and be able to demonstrate this. Though not in West Yorkshire, we can also accept a limited number of applications from companies based in York and Harrogate.


Applicant companies must have a Relevant Project: at least one game released in the last three years.