Google has started accepting applications for its Games Accelerator program for emerging talent in Asian markets including Pakistan.
The four-month-long Indie Games Accelerator program targets startups from Pakistan, India, Asia, Malaysia and Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam. The accelerator program is designed in collaboration with Google Play.
Selected startups will be given an opportunity to work with mentors from gaming industry and Google.The successful applicants will be invited to two all-expense paid boot-camps at Google’s Asia HQ situated in Singapore.
What should you be expecting?
The accelerator curriculum comprises of mentor-ship, networking sessions and training workshops. You will be handed over a Google Pixel phone for product testing (Use Youtube to watch videos of Google Pixel Phone). The core areas that the program focuses on are game development, business development, people and team culture development.
Why should you be applying?
If you are selected, you will be given the opportunity to be showcased on Google Play. You will be awarded US$20,000 in Google Cloud Platform. You will get a delegates pass to Google I/O next year. Furthermore, you will also be given invite to attend the Google Playtime which is the best event for top app and game developers.
Google states that developing nations account for 40% of over all game downloads from Google Play store. Smartphone use is also on the rise in countries like Pakistan, India and Singapore. So, this is definitely a great chance for Google to train the game developers across Asia. So, this intense program for Asian game developers will be helping them enhance their skills and have much more confidence in their skills.
If you have a thorough understanding of game development, a game in the process of development and a playable demo of your latest game, and are interested you need to apply before July 31st. The selected developers will be announced on the website on 8th of August 2018.