Google recently concluded its first Indie Games Accelerator bootcamp. The program ended with a graduation ceremony for all the indie developers involved, including Malaysian indie developer Gameka.
So what exactly is the Indie Games Accelerator bootcamp? In essence, it’s a four-month program where promising developers, selected by Google, are trained to successfully build, scale, launch and market their games. And Google emphasizes that it wants to make sure participants won’t just market their next game successfully, but every other subsequent endeavour as well.
Part of the program includes being mentored by senior members of the game development circle, as well as personnel from Google. Throughout the program, they not only learn to make and test their game, but also to grow and lead their company.
Participating indie developers who graduate will also have their games highlighted in the Google Play Store. This is simply because – being part of the process – Google can confidently vouch for the quality of the games.
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Don't worry if you missed the chance to join us this year – the #PlayIndie Games Accelerator will return in 2019!
— Google Play Apps & Games (@GooglePlayDev) November 28, 2018
Updated at 11am, 29 November 2018: The GooglePlayDev account on Twitter has just announced that indie devs who are interested in taking part in next yer’s Indie Games Accelerator program can register their interest here.