ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
Games London’s Accelerator is back with an enhanced programme for its fourth edition. The three-month Accelerator will support new and exciting video game studio founders based in London and will run from April to July 2024. The programme includes a mix of online and in-person sessions focusing on how to grow and scale your game studio. It is free to apply to and attend the programme.
- Up to eight studios admitted to the 2024 cohort
- Two anchor mentors from the game industry
- About 16 sessions, delivered by senior industry experts
- About two sessions per week for a total of 14 weeks
- Company visits to London’s prominent studios and publishers
- Demo Day at the end of the programme connecting studios with a selected audience of publishers and investors
Deadline for applications is on Monday 11th March 2024 at 23:59 GMT.
WHO SHOULD APPLY
The Games London Accelerator will select up to EIGHT studios, based in London. Our ideal applicants are studios which have released at least one or two video games in the past, or studios whose founders already have some level of experience with developing and launching video games. Nonetheless, everyone is encouraged to apply, as all applications will be assessed on a case by case basis.
Applications are strongly encouraged from studios which have at least a prototype version of their game that they are able to share. The Games London team will assess the prototype as part of the application process. Ideally, studios will be able to refine their prototype during the acceleration programme, getting it to as close as possible to a vertical slice for the Accelerator’s demo day at the end of the programme.
The programme is aimed at studio founders who want to develop their business strategy and gain a greater understanding of what type of partnerships they need to succeed going forward. Co-founders are welcome, but all founders need to commit to the programme and participate to the sessions. It is okay for co-founders to attend the sessions most relevant to their role within the studio, as long as at least one co-founder is present at every session.
HOW TO APPLY
We assess and read each and every application. Use this form to tell us more about your studio and current work and what stage your business is at.
We want to make this programme as useful as possible for participants so please do tell us what you are looking to get out of the programme and what areas of your business you need specific guidance on.
We may arrange a brief interview for shortlisted candidates in mid-March before final selection.