GTR accelerator program seeking applications, offering up to $300,000 in seed funding

Global Top Round’s fourth consecutive accelerator program is currently accepting applications, with up to $300,000 in seed funding and global business support for early stage game studios.

GTR is looking for small independent studios — comprising of between one and ten staff — from around the world to take part in the 2018 accelerator program. This application period is open from July 1st until August 2019, and all studios must have a playable demo of the game with intention to launch before the middle of 2019.

20 games will be chosen, from 20 different studios. Applicants will be invited to GTR’s 2018 conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on October 27-28. Travel and accomodation up to the value of $2,000 will be covered.

From there, ten projects will be chosen to move onto the accelerator program, before the studios that are of considerable promise are given additional investment.

Games to have benefited from the program before include Relic Hunters Legend, Woodpunk and Neuroslicers.

“We put our greatest efforts into identifying talent and building trust with the studios,” says Global Top Round CEO, Danny Woo. “We’re prepared to go the extra mile once we’ve found the right team.”

"We have an impressive mix of both Western and Eastern publishers keen to review our games,” says Rick Nahm, GTR’s COO. “They take us seriously because we’ve proven of what we can offer, and we try to work very closely with them."

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