About the program

The accelerator curriculum consists of mentorship, training workshops and clinics, and networking sessions. Startups will have an opportunity to work with mentors from Google and the gaming industry, focusing on these core areas: 

  • Game Development: Design best practices, Google Platforms (Android Studio, AR Core, Firebase, Google Cloud, Instant Games), Unity

  • Business Development: Google Play Console, YouTube Gaming, User Acquisition best practices, Monetization models and more

  • People and Team Culture Development: Hiring the right people, building company culture and leadership development.

Program benefits

Startups selected for the Indie Games Accelerator program will receive:

  • Invitation to attend 2 all-expense-paid* gaming bootcamps at Google Asia HQ in Singapore
  • Personalized mentorship from top experts from Google and the gaming industry
  • Opportunity to be showcased on Google Play
  • 1 Google Pixel phone
  • US$ 20,000 in Google Cloud Platform and Firebase credits**, with training and support
  • Invitation to attend Google Playtime 2018 in Singapore. Playtime is an invitation-only event for top apps and games developers on Google Play
  • Delegate pass to Google I/O 2019***
  • Invitation to a Unity “Unite” event of your choice in SEA or India 

*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

***Google will only provide the delegate pass. Cost of travel to be borne by developer.

Program selection process

We are reviewing all submissions now. All eligible entries will be reviewed by Google teams. Program participants will be selected on the basis of:

  • Game submitted for review, evaluated on innovation, fun, design, technological and production quality
  • Ratings, reviews and performance of previously launched games on Google Play
  • Ability to receive coaching 

Interested in applying to the next batch?

We will be announcing the 2019 dates and details for the program early next year. If you wish to be notified, please express interest here.