Coatsink Software receives Innovation Programme support to create game

A Middlesbrough-based games developer has created a game and 2D animation system after receiving support through the Innovation Programme

Tom Beardsmore and Elizabeth Shaw
Tom Beardsmore and Elizabeth Shaw

A Middlesbrough-based games developer has created a game and 2D animation system after receiving support through the Innovation Programme.

Coatsink Software, based at Boho One, has produced a unique development tool that bridges the gap between film animation and in-game animation – a usually complex and time-consuming process.

The entertainment company, established in 2009, has added to its in-house capabilities with the innovation.

Having realised the potential to develop the new system, Coatsink’s creative director Tom Beardsmore approached the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) for support and successfully secured funding through the Innovation Programme to engage game programming specialists Pixelbrawl.

The system has been applied to Chip, a new robot-themed mobile puzzle game, which represents a unique concept in gaming and includes new gameplay and artwork designed to draw in the audience.

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