- On 16 March 2018
A unique new accelerator program for game development has just launched in the Netherlands: the Indietopia Accelerator. A maximum of ten young startups will be admitted and invited to come to the city of Groningen for a year to build the (serious) games of their dreams.
Participants will receive financial aid exceeding a total value of €40.000, which includes an advance grant, support by business development programme VentureLab North, rent for offices provided through Vastgoed Groningen and support from the Indietopia team. The support ranges from marketing to workshops and talks by established developers and more.
Games sprouting from the Accelerator are required to meet the standards described in Indietopia’s code of conduct. This code adds a layer of corporate social responsibility and value to the game as a product.
The Indietopia Accelerator aims to support and boost the local economy by providing jobs and other opportunities for the gaming industry in the northern region. Ideally, the program will be revolving, functioning as the foundation for many years thereafter.
More information can be found on Indietopia.org/accelerator