Game Startup Boostcamp

Southern Sweden has become one of the major game development hotspots in Europe, sporting one of the highest concentrations of game developers anywhere in Europe, a wide range of studios from indie to AAA, one of Europe’s leading game conferences and one of the best game schools in the world.

With successes big and small, across all genres and platforms receiving international recognition and praise, Malmö is on a mission to become the gaming capital of Europe. With increasing collaboration for a thriving and sustainable ecosystem across the region, southern Sweden (Blekinge and Skåne) now has over 70 game companies, we now aim to enable more studios to get started, develop and grow.

Under the direction of our project partners and friends at Blekinge Business Incubator (BBI), Game Habitat and our project partners Minc, Ideon Innovation, Blekinge Tekniska Högskola (BTH) with support from Tillväxtverket invite you to a two-month program with focus on team building and game concept verification.

A two-month program with a focus on team building and game concept verification. 

Prototype and playtest your game with the support from business developers and mentors from the industry. 

What is Game Startup Boostcamp?

Game Startup Boostcamp is a two-month program running from mid April to June where we focus on team building and game concept verification.

The program is very hands-on and will have you focused on prototyping, verifying and pitching your game while continuously working with team building.

The program offers lectures and feedback from industry experts as well as continuous support from business developers.

The program will have you…

prototyping and play-testing your game.

verifying your game through market testing.

pitching and presenting your game.

… building a strong team.

Who can apply?

Game Startup Boostcamp is targeting those who;

  • are based in Southern Sweden (Skåne and Blekinge),
  • are at least 18 years old, and have some (or a lot of) experience in game development.
  • For this program we’re only accepting teams, i.e. groups of two or more members.

 

If you already have a registered company you’re still welcome to apply as long as the company hasn’t taken in investments or released any games.

As we’re driven by making the games industry and our community a more inclusive and diverse place, we will prioritize teams with a diverse composition.

About the program

The program will be run online during daytime, with lectures and workshops on a once-a-week basis. For you to get the most out of the program, we expect that you can set aside at least a few hours per week for working on your game and various milestones tied to the program. Participation in the program is free-of-charge, where you apply as a team. There will be a limited number of slots available.

If  you have any questions about the program, send an email to mans@gameport.se. 

dates

  • Last day to apply:  2021-03-21
  • Admission replies:  2021-04-01
  • Program start: 2021-04-14 
  • Program end: 2021-06-16 

Applications close on 21st of March 2021 

FAQ

  • Can I apply as an individual?

No. For this program we’re only looking for teams with two or more members.

  • Do we need a playable prototype?

No. All you need is a high level game concept. 

  • We already have a registered company. Can we still apply?

Yes, as long as you haven’t released any games or taken in investments. We’re looking for early stage teams/game studios for this program.

  • We’re not living in southern Sweden. Can we still apply?

No. We’re only accepting applicants from Skåne or Blekinge.

  • Can I work or study while attending this program?

Yes. This program is not full-time. However, it is run daytime and in order to fully take part in the program the team should be able to set aside a few hours for lectures and workshops during the weeks and then additional time to work on your games.

  • My questions weren’t answered by this FAQ!

Don’t worry! Just contact mans@gameport.se.

Game Startup Academy is run as part of the EU funded project Game Accelerate South Sweden (GASS). Read more about the GASS project here.

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