CRYENGINE’s Million-Dollar Indie Development Fund Open for Applications

Indie devs working with CRYENGINE can apply for support to kick-start their projects.

Independent developers everywhere have until September 9th to apply for a grant from CRYENGINE’s Indie Development Fund, which launched earlier this year with $1 million committed to supporting stand-out indie projects created with CRYENGINE.

Applicants hoping to claim a slice of the grant money on offer for the first funding cycle can now lobby more effectively than ever thanks to a new showcase gallery at The new format makes it simpler for the CRYENGINE community to vote on which indie ideas they’d like to see funded and might inspire fellow developers for their own projects.

To be eligible for a grant, applicants should have a project currently in progress and no publishing or development deal in place. The first grant recipients will be announced at the end of September, with future funding rounds taking place every three months.  

Additional contributions to the Indie Development Fund can also be made by developers at any time under the new CRYENGINE V Pay What You Want business model, with an option available to allocate up to 70% of any contribution to the fund.

George Scotto, Business Development Director for CRYENGINE, said: “The Indie Development Fund is our way of supporting developers who have the creativity and talent, but perhaps not that little bit of financial backing that can make all the difference. Every day we see our community do awesome and unexpected things with CRYENGINE, and with this fund we will support the most innovative and inspiring work. We’re very excited by the applications we’ve already received, and we can’t wait to help developers achieve their vision, whether on established platforms or the new generation of VR HMDs.”

CRYENGINE hopes the Indie Development Fund will help to nurture success stories similar to those showcased in their “Indie Dev Stories” video feature, which can be viewed online here.

Grant recipients will be chosen by CRYENGINE in conjunction with the community’s input. Projects deemed to be viable, exciting, and technically and artistically promising are most likely to be chosen.

To apply for the Indie Development Fund today or find out more about the program, visit

About Crytek

Crytek is an independent videogame developer, publisher, and technology provider dedicated to pushing the boundaries of gaming with its cutting-edge 3D game development solution CRYENGINE. With headquarters in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and studios in Kiev (Ukraine), and Istanbul (Turkey), Crytek has created multiple award-winning titles, including the original Far Cry, the Crysis series, Ryse: Son of Rome, The Climb, Robinson: The Journey and Hunt: Showdown. Crytek delivers fun and innovative gaming experiences for PC, consoles, and VR and continues to grow its reach in the games-as-a-service market. Every Crytek game is created with CRYENGINE, which can be used by anyone to create games.

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