ELEVATE / GDC Relief Fund

Thanks to the GDC Relief Fund sponsors’ generosity, the extra funds raised are used to create ELEVATE 2020: GDC Relief Fund Accelerator. This program, run by WINGS and Code Coven is a 15-week global online incubator for indie game developers impacted by COVID-19 and the resulting cancellations. ELEVATE will offer development guidance, mentorship, community, and milestone-based stipends for struggling indie game developers, providing them with meaningful progression on their game prototype, business fundamentals and valuable industry connections. The program will begin Autumn 2020. Interested developers can learn more about ELEVATE on this page.

The fund has been crucial for myself, where others can absorb the costs of this crisis. In my situation it’d have meant cancelling my project and seeking other ways to survive. I’ve never been so proud to work in this exciting industry. Andrea Maestri
Tree N Half Games

We were proud to help over 177 developers recoup large portions of their losses, and in turn ensure the continuation of countless exciting projects.

The Partners

Partner logos from GDC Relief Fund

We invest in games

Our mission is simple: we find talented, diverse teams and fund their high potential games. The success of diverse teams will lead to more unique ideas coming to life, new voices heard, new games catering to a wider variety of tastes. We passionately believe that better representation leads to better creativity.