Humble Games and the Black Game Developer Fund have announced eight new developers and projects that will receive funding from the initiative.
"The Black Game Developer Fund is all about identifying talented game makers with a passion for their craft and a vision for compelling game concepts, and providing resources and support to help them take the next step on their journey—whether that’s formulating a pitch, fleshing out a prototype, or creating advanced builds," the BGDF wrote in its announcement.
Each development team will receive a portion of the yearly $1 million fund. The new additions are as follows:
- CryoGX — Advent Neon
- Jordan Scott — Arbiter
- Kaizen Creed — 5 Force Fighters
- Miscellaneum Studios — Distraction Machine
- Neo Interactive — Samurai Zero
- Pancake Games — Slime Heroes
- RainBros — TBA
- Soft Not Weak — Spirit Swap: Lofi Beats to Match-3 To
"Something that's often not addressed is that seed funding like this is more than money, it's an expression of confidence in both our concept and in our team itself," said RainBros owner and creative director Akira Thompson in a statement. "That goes a long way for us and has even served to strengthen our belief internally that this is a worthwhile endeavor."
The number of previous BGDF recipients now totals 25, including Stormy Nights Interactive and Taco Pizza Cat Games. All the recipients can be found on the BGDF's site. Applications are open for the next round of funding.
"Each of these games represents an innovative approach to its respective genre," the BGDF wrote in its announcement.
"We're excited to see each of these games continue to take shape and will be reporting on development updates as progress continues, so stay tuned!"