A number of major players in the Russian IT market, including VK, are discussing with the Ministry of Digital Development the prospects for developing a domestic game engine and the possibility of allocating state funding for it. According to Kommersant”, the issue is supervised by Deputy Minister Maxim Parshin.
An anonymous source said: “We plan to gather developers and in the future receive an approximate terms of reference from them in order to understand the scope of work and terms.” An interlocutor close to the government adds that the possibility of using the RFRIT grant support mechanism is being considered. Deputy General Director of Innotech Dina Gaizatullina confirms that state support for the development of the engine “with a competent approach to paperwork and taking into account the requirements of the grant competition” can be obtained from RFRIT and similar funds.
The RFRRIT grant “for the development of a domestic IT solution” usually amounts to 20–500 million rubles, but can reach 6 billion rubles. for high profile projects. To get it, you need to prove the compliance of the solution with the priority areas of support, among which there are gaming services.