Introducing the Class of 2019!

Indie Games Accelerator is a program for top indie game startups from select emerging markets who are looking to supercharge their growth on Android. This is a special edition of the Launchpad Accelerator program, designed in close collaboration with Google Play, featuring a comprehensive gaming curriculum and mentorship from top mobile gaming experts. The program is open to developers from select countries* in Asia, Middle East & Africa and Latin America.

We are thrilled to introduce the 30 developers we selected from over 1700 applicants across 37 countries.

Congratulations to the selected participants and we look forward to meeting you in the Google Asia Pacific office in Singapore! 

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Program Benefits 

Selected participants receive:

  1. Invites to 2 all-expenses-paid** gaming bootcamps at Google Asia HQ in Singapore
  2. Personalized mentorship from Google and gaming industry experts
  3. Opportunity to be showcased on Google Play
  4. US$ 20,000 in Google Cloud Platform and Firebase credits***
  5. Google Pixel phone
  6. Invites to exclusive events  

More details about the program and benefits here.   

Key Dates

Applications open

17 Apr'19

Submissions close

19 May'19

Class of 2019 Announcement

 5 Jun'19


29 Jul - 2 Aug'19


10 - 13 Dec'19


Indie Games Accelerator participants get direct access to leading game experts from Google as well as from leading game studios and institutions around the world. Meet our 2019 mentors!


Alexander Swords

Writer and Narrative Designer, Dead Static Drive


Gerson Da Silva

Lead Game Designer
Ironhide Game Studio


Steven Meretzky

Creative leader, free-to-play expert, industry icon



Erin Hoffman-John

Lead Prototyper- Game Designer, Google

Program Partners

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* The program is open to developers from the following countries: Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Nigeria, South Africa, Tunisia, Turkey, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.

** Google will cover costs for air travel, hotel and meals during the stay.

*** Valid for 12 months. Only available in Google Cloud Territories and to developers that have not received credits previously.