Google Indie Games Accelerator Program 2019 for indie game startups (All-expenses-paid gaming bootcamp at Google Asia HQ in Singapore)

Application Deadline:May 19th 2019

Indie Games Accelerator is a program for top indie game startups from select emerging markets who are looking to supercharge their growth on Android. This is a special edition of the Launchpad Accelerator program, designed in close collaboration with Google Play, featuring a comprehensive gaming curriculum and mentorship from top mobile gaming experts. The program is open to developers from:

Asia: Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam
Middle East & Africa: Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Nigeria, South Africa, Tunisia and Turkey
Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela  

Eligibility Criteria

Make sure you meet all the eligibility criteria mentioned below before applying

  • You must be a registered developer on Google Play.
  • You need to be based in one of the eligible countries: Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Nigeria, South Africa, Tunisia, Turkey, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.
  • You must be at least 18 years old* at the time of entering the competition.
  • You must be the developer of the game you are submitting for review.
  • If you are submitting an unreleased game for review, it must have a playable demo APK (Android Package Kit) submitted to Google Play as private beta through the Google Play Console and made accessible to the program team by inviting [email protected] as a beta tester within the Submission Period.

Program Benefits 

Selected participants receive:

  1. Invites to 2 all-expenses-paid* gaming bootcamps at Google Asia HQ in Singapore
  2. Personalized mentorship from Google and gaming industry experts
  3. Opportunity to be showcased on Google Play
  4. US$ 20,000 in Google Cloud Platform and Firebase credits**
  5. Google Pixel phone
  6. Invites to exclusive events  

Program selection process

All eligible entries will be reviewed by Google teams and program participants will be selected on the basis of:

  • Game submitted for review, evaluated on innovation, fun, design, technological and production quality
  • Ratings, reviews and performance of previously launched games on Google Play
  • Developer’s ability to receive coaching 

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Google Indie Games Accelerator Program 2019

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