Ubisoft RADAR, the company’s first investment fund, intends to assist Quebec’s video game entrepreneurial spirit by identifying, supporting, and marketing video games developed by independent companies in the province.
According to the entrepreneur accelerator director, Olivier Delisle, the concept of RADAR was born out of several conversations the team had with small studios about what they required in terms of assistance. They were all seeking ways to support their initiatives with funding, so the results were decisive. The RADAR reflects Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot’s goal to encourage entrepreneurship and the innovative sector has the potential to contribute to the community, especially small studios.
What is Ubisoft RADAR?
Ubisoft is pioneering new methods to assist our industry by fostering entrepreneurship and independent studios. The team brings an entirely different perspective and approach to what is presently available in this market with this program. They want to collaborate with them in order to help them attain their greatest potential while preserving their creative independence.
How will the Ubisoft RADAR operate?
Ubisoft RADAR will provide help for projects in three stages. While a game is in pre-production, the first phase provides money. Phase 2 is a concluding fund that assists developers in finalizing their games, as this is frequently when they require specialized knowledge or additional funds for fine-tuning, polishing, or quality control. Commercialization is the third stage, which aims to help promote the games and grow their audiences.
Eligibility criteria and more details
Ubisoft is searching for ideas that have the potential to be profitable. We also consider the viability of the project. The studio should be able to produce what they are offering, and it has the proper personnel to build the game, in conjunction with interesting game concepts. To be considered, the proposal must fulfill the different verification requirements based on the three categories – Corporate organization, development and production, and funding. Ubisoft RADAR is now accepting applications. As of now, it will help indie firms in the Canadian region of Quebec.