In June of this year, Toge Productions announced the Toge Game Fund Initiative (TGFI). With this program, the indie game developing and publishing studio from Indonesia wants to help indie developers and studios within Southeast Asia to turn their game ideas into a playable prototype or a vertical slice. The first six recipients of this fund have now been made public.
Philippine indie game developers are taking matters into their own hands by launching a new locally-driven IP creation and mentorship initiative called Project PIGI (Philippine Indie Games Initiative). Initiated by independent game development studios Ranida Games, Squeaky Wheel, and Yangyang Mobile, their goal is to bridge the gap between Philippine game developers and publishers to open up funding opportunities and stimulate new IPs.
Indonesia’s indie darling Toge Productions has launched a funding program for small game studios from Southeast Asia. The program called The Toge Game Fund Initiative (TGFI) is intended to financially support indie developers in the production of their games and give them the opportunity to fall back on Toge’s extensive know-how. In addition, the publisher would like to increase awareness of Southeast Asian game development in the world.