A chance for Pakistani game developers to apply in Google’s Indie Games Accelerator. There is good news for all game developers in Asia as Google has launched an initiative called “Indie Games Accelerator” to offer an amazing opportunity of making the most of your abilities.
Startups from Pakistan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam are encouraged to apply and will be support by Indie Games Accelerator.
The objective behind this move is to help local game developers from above-mentioned markets so they can achieve their full potential and make the most of this opportunity.
Detail about the program
It will be a 4-month program which will facilitate you to know about current gaming trends and provide you with a complete gaming curriculum under the mentorship of the best mobile gaming expert.
The main experts of the program will include Noah Falstein (Ex-Chief Game Designer at Google), Mark Skaggs (Maker of Farmville and Cityville on Facebook) and Shainiel Deo (CEO Halfbrick studios, the studio behind Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride. However, don’t think it will limited to only these experts as you will be under mentorship of many gurus of gaming industry.
The focus of the program will be on the following 3 major areas:
Game Development: in this section you will get to know, how to design best practices. Moreover, the knowledge of Google Platforms (Android Studio, AR Core, Firebase, Google Cloud, Instant Games), Unity will also be given.
Business Development: In this section you will get to know about Google Play Console, YouTube Gaming, User Acquisition best practices, Monetization models and much more.
People and Team Culture Development: in this section you will get to know about HR practices like hiring the right people, building company culture and leadership development.
Here’s the list of everything you will get being the part of this incredible initiative known as Indie Game Accelerator:
- Invitation to attend 2 all-expense-paid gaming boot camps at Google Asia HQ in Singapore
- Personalized mentorship from top experts from Google and the gaming industry
- Opportunity to be showcased on Google Play
- 1 Google Pixel phone for product testing
- US$ 20,000 in Google Cloud Platform and Firebase credits, with training and support
- Invitation to attend Google Playtime 2018 in Singapore. Not to know, Playtime is an invitation-only event for top apps and games developers on Google Play.
- Delegate pass to Google I/O 2019
- Invitation to a Unity “Unite” event of your choice in SEA or India
The best part is Google will pay for air travel, hotel, and meals for the duration of your boot camps. However, it is important to mention here that delegate pass to Google I/O will just let you enter the conference, travel and other expenses for the dev conference will not be paid for.
What is eligibility criteria and how to apply?
Well, in order to apply you must be over 18 years of age and for now must have a game under development to apply. You can also include your previous games in the application form.
Moreover, applicants will have to submit a playable demo of their latest game under development or they can go for their most recent game on Google Play.
The selected developers for the program will be announced on 8th August by Google.
So hurry up and fill out and submit this application form to apply for the program.
Form submission deadline is 31 July
Announcement of 1st batch8 August
Program boot camp 1 (Singapore) 24 – 28 September
Graduation boot camp (Singapore) 27-29 November