The application form on our website is the best way to apply. Our co-founder Audrey has put together a blog guide to applying to WINGS.
We primarily fund premium PC and console indie games. The games need to be created by teams in which women and marginalized genders developers have key creative, technical or management positions. The committee first verifies the diversity requirements are met, and then looks for excellent content, innovation and appeal.
Up to $500,000.
We invest in games on a revenue sharing basis – the exact terms are on a case-by-case basis, but will be competitive with the investment market.
There’s no type, genre, format or length criteria with us. We are more focused on whether the game is fun, and whether it will sell. We don’t invest in games that we think won’t be profitable!
In this first stage, WINGS is set up to focus on providing the largest underrepresented group in games -women and people of marginalized gender – with funding, with a selection committee of international women from diverse backgrounds evaluating applications. Our reasons for choosing this starting point came after reflecting on the demographic imbalances in the games industry due to cultural biases and skewed power structures.
We *do* accept applications from teams of men from marginalized backgrounds, however we recognize the same cultural biases that cause certain groups to be overlooked for funding may still happen if you are from a marginalized background that is not represented by the current committee. We will be actively working to expand selection committee membership to embrace even more diverse groups in later stages.
We are not a publisher! We don’t offer marketing, QA or localization services to our developers. (Why not? See here for Petter’s very funny talk on “4 signs your publisher is stealing from you”.)
But we offer support that in our experience we believe will truly help your team to grow and succeed:
No, not every offer from WINGS is the same because not every developer, studio or project is the same! At WINGS we strive to provide funding opportunities and services that are always evolving, so we can work to find the right fit for each project and the team behind it.
By all means! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request and we’ll send you our template mNDA for your review.
We’d love to hear from you. Send us an email at email@example.com any time.