Northern Ireland Screen has announced that their Assembler Programme returns again in 2017. The programme aims to support Northern Ireland based interactive content production companies through early-stage game development.
The Assembler Programme is a two-stage development process where publishers and distribution partners will be invited to each stage of the process to select projects that they see potential in and to feedback to developers.
At the end of the second stage of the development process, it is envisaged that one project will be production ready. Northern Ireland Screen, at its sole discretion, may award up to £100,000 production funding in 2018-19 to a project that has successfully completed Stages 1 – 2 of the Assembler programme.
The key aims of the programme are to:
- Prepare game development teams for the process of getting early stage concepts into production;
- Develop games that are player-centric, aligned to market opportunities and are commercially viable
- Increase the number of interactive content projects produced within Northern Ireland that show the potential to succeed in the global marketplace;
- Support a sustainable screen industry in Northern Ireland.
All applications including supporting documentation for Stage 1 must be received by Friday 28th July 2017.
Click here for further details and how to apply to the Assembler Programme.