WHY WE’RE OFFERING THIS GRANT
This grant is to help developers take the next steps for their indie game project. That project is most likely going to be at a stage where they have a playable build, but still need to make some progress before they can decide on the game’s long-term future.
NO PUBLISHING OBLIGATIONS
Developers would not be obligated to publish with Dangen if they receive a grant reward, although we would ask for a Right of First Negotiation. This would allocate one month of time later in the project to discuss what a partnership could look like at a point where the developer is considering how their game will be released. If Dangen and the developer don't find common ground for a partnership, that's fine! The developer can then proceed with publishing in whatever way they would like.
These grants may help a development team reach a crucial milestone that is just slightly out of reach, or it might relieve some of the risk burden some developers take on to build a vertical slice useful for pitching or a Kickstarter. How the funds help will depend on the circumstances of the awarded teams. The process of working with us and receiving the funds may be helpful in its own right, because we take pride in giving helpful feedback without the stressful burden of expecting it to be implemented.