Disclaimer: GIA founder, Vic Bassey is a part of Bright Gambit
Great news for projects and developers working on unique and niche projects across the continent. Bright Gambit – A new funding initiative designed to support small scope games in areas with less access to funding or ways to break through into the industry launches today.
“There is a big gap in terms of funding and market experience for small development teams and we would like to play a small role to bridge that,” backer and co-founder Andreea Chifu said. The games industry is beautiful and thriving with lots of resources and opportunities worth multiple billions of dollars, which has facilitated the creation of games with large scale budgets to be made. But as a paradox, it is often harder for games with a niche sensibility and budget to receive funding and access to information especially in regions where games are not a common investment”, she added.
Bright Gambit focuses on helping with project funding and gaining industry experience. This is how it works:
- Modest budget games
- Developer friendly results-oriented approach
- All platforms and monetization models
- We do not take company equity
- No publishing claims – The developer decides on their publishing strategy.
- Developer maintains full creative direction
- Revenue share from day one
- Terms and level of support adapted to the needs of each team
“We’re not looking to compete with established publishers or VCs,” Vic Bassey, an advocate of the African games industry added. We’ve all come together because there are many communities around the world where the sums we hope to make available can be life-changing whilst also helping unique and diverse auteurs find their creative voices and bring their games to a growing global gaming audience,” he concluded.
Bright Gambit initiative is backed by industry professionals with extended videogames experience who came together to support the growth of an industry they love so much. Some of them are Andreea Chifu (Business Developer at Raw Fury), Tim Browne (Creative Director at Expansive Worlds, Avalanche Studios Group), Juliette Auverny-Bennetot (video games legal counsellor at Raw Fury), Vic Bassey (Games Industry Africa), Karl Magnus Troedsson (games industry investor), Robert Bäckström (founder Aurora Punks), Tobias Andersson (founder Turborilla) and others. With their knowledge, business acumen and genuine care they hope to help illuminate the way for many teams looking to get their game to the next level.
Got a special, personal and unique project in need of funding and support, then submit your game at Bright Gambit today.