Stugan games accelerator open for applications

Program returns to Sweden for a fourth time to support games development

Stugan games accelerator open for applications

Non-profit games accelerator Stugan has opened applications to developers for the fourth year running.

The program gives devs the chance to work on their games over the summer in an expenses paid stay in the Swedish countryside.

Wide-ranging support

Participants will receive mentorship and support from industry experts from companies such as Mojang, King, EA, Resolution Games and others, as well as the chance to create new contacts. There will also be workshops available focused on their areas of expertise.

Applications for Stugan are open from today until March 31st 2018.

To enter, applicants must submit a 90 second video in which they introduce themselves and their game idea, along with short descriptions of each, as well as what their goals are.

The program is open for developers across any platform from anywhere in the world. Participants will retain the rights to the games they work on.

For more details visit the Stugan website.

“We’ve seen an incredible range of games come through our cabin door during Stugan’s first three years,” said Stugan manager Jana Palm.

“And to see so many of those games get the acclaim they deserve has been nothing short of inspiring. Many of our attendees have gone on to earn nominations for the most coveted games industry awards, including those at Casual Connect, SXSW, IMGA, and the Independent Games Festival (IGF).”

Three games that have been part of the Stugan accelerator in the past are currently in the running for awards at the 2018 Independent Games Festival. They are Vignettes for Excellence in Audio, 10 Mississippi for the Nuovo Award and Heat Signature for Seamus McNally Grand Prize.

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Craig Chapple is a freelance analyst, consultant and writer with specialist knowledge of the games industry. He has previously served as Senior Editor at, as well as holding roles at Sensor Tower, Nintendo and Develop.