Frequently asked questions

Have a query related to the program? Please go through the following list of answers to common questions. If you are still unable to find a solution then please write to us at iga2018@google.com

What countries is this program currently available in?

This program is currently open to developers from India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

I’m from a country not eligible to enter. Can I still apply?

Unfortunately we can’t consider your submission if the program isn't available in your country as you wouldn't meet the eligibility criteria set out in the Terms and Conditions of the contest.

I'm from an eligible country but my publisher is not. Can I still apply?

You - as the developer of the game - are the one who needs to apply and you are the one who needs to be based in one of the eligible countries and meet the eligibility criteria.

I am under 18 years old. Can I enter the program?

Unfortunately you have to be at least 18 years old at the time of application.

Do I need to have employees to enter the program?

No, you can be an individual and apply.

I have applied to Launchpad Accelerator program in the past but was not selected. Can I reapply?

Yes, you're welcome to enter again as long as you meet all the eligibility criteria.

I am not working on any game currently but I had launched one in the past. Can I submit that game for review?

You must have a game under development to be eligible for the program. However, you can submit a title launched in the past as part of your application form.

Can I submit more than one game?

Yes, there is no submissions limit per developer. You will however need to submit each game separately.

When will you start trying out the games that were submitted?

We will start reviewing submissions as soon as we get them, however you have until the end of the submission period to make sure your game is in top shape and free of bugs; any updates to the game(s) after the submission period ended on 31st July 2018, Singapore Time will not be considered.

I submitted a game. When will I know if I’ve been selected?

We will announce the developers selected for the program on this website on 8th Aug’18. If you're selected, you will receive an email about it as well; also make sure to also follow our Google Play Developer social channels.

If I am shortlisted, do I have to pay for my travel and lodging expenses for bootcamp in Singapore?

No. Google will cover the costs of travel (economy fare), hotel accommodation and meals for upto 2 employees per company for the bootcamps in Singapore.