NI Screen launches hub in support of game sector

  • Northern Ireland Screen has announced the launch of The Pixel Mill, a community hub based in Belfast, which will support the sustainable growth of the Northern Ireland games sector.
     
    Northern Ireland Screen is inviting applications from companies to take part in its inaugural coaching programme to support up to 10 successful companies to develop their businesses, build their teams, market their capabilities and navigate third party relations.
     
    Participating companies will be entitled to weekly coaching sessions to address business, marketing and operational needs as well as up to 12 months free access to The Pixel Mill facilities.
     
    The key aims of The Pixel Mill are to prepare companies for the process of getting early stage concepts into production and break through to the international market and offer additional support to leverage external finance to meet their needs.
     
    Donal Phillips, Interactive Executive at Northern Ireland Screen said: “The Pixel Mill provides an incubation space to hothouse teams working across all forms of interactive entertainment, user testing facilities for developers to get feedback on their experiences and an event space to host talks, workshops and seminar.
     
    The Pixel Mill is an exciting home for game developers and creative technology companies with a focus on the screen industries and will be an opportunity for developers to surround themselves with likeminded teams to push their business to the next level.”
     
    Northern Ireland Screen will also host a number of pre-start workshops, aimed at supporting prospective companies with the application process. The closing date for receipt of all applications is Friday 3 August. Further information regardingThe Pixel Mill can be found at www.northernirelandscreen.co.uk.

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