Registration opens soon for competition run by Abertay University, TIGA and Technology Strategy Board programme IC Tomorrow.
Budding games developers could net themselves a share of £100,000 to build a prototype.
“Being able to show a potential investor a prototype can make a real difference in securing all-important funding, so this competition will provide direct help to budding developers,” Mr Vaizey said. “I hope that it will prove key to making some brilliant ideas into successful businesses.”
Paul Durrant, Director of Business Development at Abertay University, said: “Abertay University is working hard to give start-ups and young companies the opportunity to create original IP supported by the Prototype Fund and use it to secure funding and grow their companies.”
There are three categories for applications and judges will look at aspects such as market potential and whether business models are commercially viable.
To apply, register online from Monday 28 November. Applications must be received by noon on Thursday 26 January 2012.