Why invest into games and apps?

2017 promises to be another great year to invest into the buzzing video games market and the recent UK Media and Entertainment industry report is here to inject even more confidence!

#FunFacts: The UK games market has an estimated overall value of £4.19 billion and generated sales of  £2.96 billion revenue in 2016!

The UK has become a hub for talent, helped by the Government’s introduction of the Video Games Tax Relief, which has helped to create a highly competitive marketplace full of independent developers and plenty of opportunities for investors. As always there’s a myriad of ways in which you can become involved as an investor, and utilising the fully Government backed SEIS and EIS schemes used by Goldfinch is one of the most accessible and risk adverse ways to do so.

The UK game industry’s success  is led by Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V which is the fastest selling entertainment product of all time grossing $1 billion worldwide in just 3 days.

We are pleased to introduce our current games investment opportunities:

Goldfinch CXX – Light & Dark

Light & Dark is a 2D roguelike platformer featuring original art and unique mechanics, and will challenge player’s skills and awe them with a great storyline, imaginative setting and surreal atmosphere. Light & Dark’s art style is completely black and white to highlight the contrast between good and evil in its most basic form. It took inspiration from many different sources like the dark gothic style of Tim Burton movies and the horror atmosphere of Neil Gaiman’s novels. The game tries to create an atmosphere of horror, isolation and unease, where the player never knows what waits around the corner.

Find more about GamesCo and watch the game trailer here!

Goldfinch CXXI – Tears of Avia

Tears of Avia is a turn based tactical RPG with a core focus on character build crafting and customization, coupled with a dynamic story system that delivers a unique experience on each playthrough. It’s a game where the party composition, skills, items and strategy that players design are just as fundamental to the gameplay as the battle itself. Developed in the UK by an experienced international team (LEGO Star Wars, Micro Machines, LEGO Chima & Ninjago) and featuring beautiful Japanese art style and a cast of amazing voice actors, Tears of Avia is slated for major worldwide success in late 2018. Click for trailer here!

Goldfinch CXXV – Games Boost

Games Boost Limited is a unique marketing service for indie game developers, offering marketing strategies and promotional packages for game creators that are finding it increasingly difficult to reach their audience. The company feels that the real value is helping developers actually scale to the opportunity, and promote the best products using the knowledge and expertise from existing releases.

Please contact sarah@goldfinchentertainment.com if you would like to invest in or receive any further information about Light & Dark, Tears Of Avia or Games Boost.

Soon to be released!

We are delighted to update you on the brilliant progress of one of our previous GamesCo projects – Q:U:B:E. 2 which reached Beta (feature complete) version just last week! This sequel to 2012’s indie hit Q.U.B.E: Director’s Cut (sold over 450.000 copies and counting) is coming soon to Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC. Featuring a thought-provoking new story, haunting sound design and music by BAFTA nominated David Housden, fully voiced characters and beautiful Unreal Engine 4 powered graphics, Q.U.B.E. 2 is a gorgeous, thoughtful puzzle game rooted in a human story. There is still an opportunity to invest in this amazing award winning game through Game Boost.

The Seven Chambers is also expected to reach the Beta (feature complete) version by the end of July! Make sure to follow them on their brand new website and get notified prior the release!