Factsheet

Developer:
Indietopia
Based in Groningen, the Netherlands

Founding date:
April 1, 2014

Website:
indietopia.org

Press / Business contact:
contact@indietopia.org

Social:
twitter.com/IndietopiaNL
facebook.com/Indietopia
Skype

Releases:

Address:
Lübeckweg 2
9723 HE Groningen
the Netherlands

Phone:
+31 (0) 50 211 3663

Description

Indietopia is a game development hubs in the Netherlands, featuring an incubator, accelerator and in-house publisher. Indietopia is geared towards the following goals: connecting indies (small independent computer game developers), helping indies grow from Startup to Professional studio, visibility under the Indietopia label, providing affordable office space for developers, providing one professional agent for serious game customers, publishing of entertainment and serious games. Connecting investors to potential disruptive innovative startups in the field of Serious Gaming and Gamification.

History

Early history

Indietopia was founded on April 1st 2014 (no joke). Founder Mendel Bouman and current indies in the Northern Dutch scene felt there was a rising need to create a hub that would bind all the developers together in the Northern Dutch region as a lack in cohesion in the North Dutch Game industry meant serious lack of business opportunities for all parties involved. Seeing how starting Indie Game Developers were struggling with becoming stable and professional studio’s he realised that this would also need to be addressed by what would eventually become Indietopia.

After that

Indietopia is thriving. After starting out with 2 companies and 5 interns, Indietiopia grew into 20 companies en 15 interns in one year (November 12, 2015), now (2018) Indietopia moved out of the temporary office rental constructions and into a premium location in The Digital City of Groningen, The Netherlands. Indietopia spawned over 26 game development studio's, of which some have started their own hub, based on Indietopia's fouding principles. Indietopia Games, the publisher has published four games since its founding. Pulstar, a simple, yet visually and audio-wise attractive twin stick shooter has sold over 21000 units in one year. Convoy, the second title, a rogue-like, RTS, Mad Max style adventure game sold over 60000 units in a couple of years. Stereo Aereo and Nadia was Here are currently selling since 2017. - In 2018 Indietopia has founded The Indietopia Accelerator. An iniatieve that helps out game development startups by coaching them and financing them together with Venturelab North.

Projects


Videos

Indietopia in a nutshell Vimeo

The Northern Dutch Game Industry YouTube


Images

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There are far more images available for Indietopia, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!


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Awards & Recognition


    Indietopia website
    For more information, feel free to check out our website. http://www.indietopia.org.


    Team & Repeating Collaborator

    Mendel Bouman
    Founder

    Shan Poon
    Publishing co-founder

    Mariette Kroeze
    Medical Game Publishing co-foudner

    Merijn de Boer
    Director of Operations

    Hedwig Hibma
    PR and Communication

    Anneke Hogenbirk
    Backoffice

    Rens van Aggelen
    QA and support staff


    presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks