Independent game developers have always struggled with financing their ideas to meet the demands of hardware and software purchases plus the ongoing training costs. Also, it is not easy to market a great idea with little or no funds available.
Now independent developers have the ability to tap into a 5 millions dollar US fund available from TinyCo to have the necessary BUCKS to successfully develop and launch a mobile game. The fund called the TinyFund allows developers to access upto 500,000 USD per software title. The great incentive for any struggling developer or team is that you do not have to be established or have a game ready to be marketed to be accepted for funding. As little as one individual with a great conceptualized idea can submit a proposal for funding.