Xona Games Lands $50,000 ACOA Funding

Monday, August 18, 2014
By: Matthew Doucette

Xona Games lands $50,000 ACOA funding.

Xona Games has landed $50,000* ACOA funding!

The funds were acquired through ACOA via their Business Development Program (Productivity & Business Skills). We will be using it to develop next-generation console games on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Wish us luck!



ACOA is the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (wiki), a Canadian federal government agency that helps economic development in the Atlantic Provinces (east coast of Canada).

Here are ACOA's public disclosures on our funding:

*The actual amount was $49,875.00 CAD!


Other Funding:

See our other prize money and funding here.



Much thanks goes out to Martin Braganza of ACOA for making this all happen!


That is all!



About the Author: I am Matthew Doucette of Xona Games, an award-winning indie game studio that I founded with my twin brother. We make intensified arcade-style retro games. Our business, our games, our technology, and we as competitive gamers have won prestigious awards and received worldwide press. Our business has won $190,000 in contests. Our games have ranked from #1 in Canada to #1 in Japan, have become #1 best sellers in multiple countries, have won game contests, and have held 3 of the top 5 rated spots in Japan of all Xbox LIVE indie games. Our game engines have been awarded for technical excellence. And we, the developers, have placed #1 in competitive gaming competitions -- relating to the games we make. Read about our story, our awards, our games, and view our blog.