We identified theree public funds in Italy that could help finance your video games from early stage to marketing and production.

First playable fund

This is a first national funding dedicated to video game project.

First Playable Fund is a national fund financed and managed by Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico (Ministry of Economic Development) through Invitalia e infratel (Ministry’s in-house companies).

The fund was created in 2020 and launched in 2021 with the aim to support the development of the digital entertainment industry.

Budget : 4 million

Funding size

From €10,000 to €200,000 for projects up to 50% of the eligible total costs (projects with total costs under €20,000 are not eligible). Each applicant can submit max 2 projects.

Funding stage

Stages of conception and pre-production, preparatory phases for the realization of the video game prototype (=first playable version of the game).

More information here: https://www.invitalia.it/

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