Developers in the West Midlands are being invited to apply for £50,000 to create new and innovative PlayStation games.
Industry body Creative England has teamed up with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) to launch the £250,000 GamesLab Campus scheme.
Five firms will each receive up to £50,000 to support the development of new games for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.
The programme is open to companies in the West Midlands and several others regiona in England.
Jaspal Sohal, head of games and digital media at Creative England, said: "GamesLab Campus is a fantastic opportunity that combines investment with the invaluable industry support from a major platform holder.
"Whether you're a start-up or an experienced developer, we're looking for exciting and innovative projects that really demonstrate the technical and creative gaming talent we have in England."
Andrew Parsons, director of publisher and developer relations at SCEE, added: "We are working hard to make PlayStation the best place to develop, publish and play games.
"This excellent programme organised by Creative England is a great opportunity to support the innovative talents of UK independent developers and we're delighted to be a part of this."
Applications will close on September 24.