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Global applications open for Swedish Stugan game accelerator

Eight weeks in the countryside
Global applications open for Swedish Stugan game accelerator

The now ex-King Games Guru Tommy Palm is certainly keeping busy.

Earlier this week, he announced his involvement with Stockholm VR gaming start-up Resolution, but that isn't his only new initiative in 2015.

As previously announced, alongside fellow Swedish developers including Oskar Burman (Rovio), Christofer Sundberg (Avalanche), and developers from the likes of Mojang and others, they're launching their Stugan game accelerator.

Happy campers

Not only was Stugan - meaning the cabin - the name of the first video game in Sweden, but the accelerator is located in an archetypal cabin in the middle of the countryside.

The point is that the 20 aspiring game developers who are selected will have the right environment to nurture their creativity.

And that selection process is now open.


Anyone anywhere in the world can apply with individuals and up to three person teams required to submit a 90-second-long video and written description.

The deadline is 31 March, and those selected will spend eight weeks all expenses paid in the Swedish countryside where they will receive mentoring and support to build their games.

Building up

At the end of the project, the developers will present their work to potential publishers, sponsors and investors and also keep the rights to the games they work on.

"Stugan's main goal is to provide a foundation for inspiring game developers. Many of Sweden's most successful games industry veterans will be shepherding the program along and personally coaching participants," said Palm.

"And, we're all very eager to see the submissions and hear about the next generation of game ideas from across the globe."

You can find out more details from the Stugan website.