An impact fund for studios led by underrepresented founders across Canada.

We support video game studios with grants, catalytic investments, and community in order to build strong, impactful teams of underrepresented makers who are shaping the future of games.

Studio support – not just project funding.

Weird Ghosts invests in founders who want to build profitable impact-oriented studios with a long-term vision and commitment to equitable worker-centric structures.

Stages We Fund

We believe in creators retaining ownership of their companies and IP. Our investments are structured around shared earnings so that we recoup only after your team is paid.

Concept

Grants for new teams that need to stabilize studio operations and impact strategy. Prepares teams for further investment and product development.

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Amount: Grants of $20,000

Early

Shared-earnings investments into experienced teams with a new project in any stage of development. Allows key personnel to focus full time on studio development.

Amount: Investment up to $150,000

Growth

Loans for established teams with a product close to completion, lowering barriers to last-mile production financing.

Amount: Varies

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About us.

Weird Ghosts was born out of a collective desire to empower structurally excluded creatives working in games. Our ultimate goal is a funding landscape in Canada that truly supports game studios at all stages so that all can grow and thrive.

Cofounders and general partners Eileen and Jennie met in 2020 to make this dream a reality.

Eileen Mary Holowka is a writer, game dev, and PhD candidate living in Montreal. She has been involved in video game and digital media communities for over 10 years and is currently the general manager of Infinite Ammo Inc.

Jennie Robinson Faber is a community arts advocate and organizer, software developer and leader in the IDM industry for over 15 years. She co-founded the videogame arts nonprofits DMG Toronto and Gamma Space Collaborative Studio.

The resources for this project are donated by Infinite Ammo Inc.