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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 studio formation and game concept exploration.

A two-month program with focus on studio formation and game concept exploration. 

Prototype and playtest your game while building your studio with the support from experienced business developers.


What is Game Startup Boostcamp?

Game Startup Boostcamp is a two-month program running from October 12 where we focus on studio formation and game concept exploration.

The program will have you exploring your game concept while continuously working with forming your game studio.

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.

establishing a vision for your game.

pitching and presenting your game.

laying the foundations of your studio.

Who can apply?

Game Startup Boostcamp is targeting you 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.
  • have a registered company of two persons or more working on a game project 


If you don’t have a registered company you’re still welcome to apply. Individuals can apply but teams will be prioritized.

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. There will be a limited number of slots available.

If you have any questions about the program, send an email to


  • Last day to apply:  2022-09-28
  • Admission replies:  2022-10-03
  • Program start: 2022-10-12
  • Program end: 2022-12-14

Note! De minimis

The program is free to attend but will require you to fill out a form regarding De Minimis* (Försumbart Stöd). If you have any questions regarding this, please send us an email.

*Försumbart Stöd’ aka ‘De Minimis’ – is a type of public support that can only be given within limited scope to companies (max    200 000 EURO over a 3 years period). When De minimis applies it requires that you fill out a form where you confirm that you understand that the financial value of the support your company is receiving can be counted as ‘Försumbart Stöd’.


October 12 (10.30-12) – Introduction

October 19 (10.30-12) – Founding a studio

October 26 (10.30-12) – Set a vision for your game

November 2 (10.30-12) – Market validation

November 9 (10.30-12) – How and why to pitch?

November 16 (10.30-12) – Thoughts from a publisher

November 23 (10.30-12) – Playtest session

November 30 (10.30-12) – Building a sustainable studio

December 7 (09-12) – Pitch to experts!

December 14 (10.30-12) – Conclusion and the road-ahead


  • Can I apply as an individual?

Yes, you can!

  • 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.

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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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