King, Rovio and Minecraft devs to mentor Stugan accelerator studios

New initiative from leading Swedish devs signs top talent to support new studios
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A new accelerator formed by some of the hottest studios in Sweden has announced key developers will be on hand to offer mentoring.

Among the line-up is Minecraft lead developer Jens Bergensten, Rovio general manager Oskar Burman, King director of product Alexander Ekvall, Avalanche Studios co-founder Christofer Sandberg, entrepreneur and venture capitalist Paul Bragiel, and Resolution Games and former King exec Tommy Palm.

The Stugan accelerator is open to studios from all around the world, regardless of what platforms they’re working on. It will be accepting 20 aspiring games developers, who will spend eight weeks at working on their game with these mentors over the summer. 

The accelerator is named after the Swedish word for cottage or cabin, and each developer will spend the eight weeks working in a stugan in Sweden, with all expenses paid. They will also retain the rights to their game once the accelerator has finished.

“We’re excited to have such prominent games industry players shephering Stugan’s inaugural batch of participants,” said Palm. “The team is also seeing a great amount of support and interest for participation from Sweden’s leading games companies like King, Mojang and others.

“We’ve received some great applications so far and look forward to seeing how the final group of applicants shapes up.”

To find out more, and to submit your application, head to www.stugan.com. The deadline has been extended to April 15th, and those who apply before March 31st will receive feedback they can use to resubmit.

Applicants needs to prepare a 90-second video introducing themselves their game idea, plus a short written description of themselves, the game and their goal.

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