Google’s Indie Games Accelerator program has reached out to us to get insight of Pakistan’s Indie Game Scene and extend their outreach in Pakistan. They are going to select around 25-30 games to get into their Accelerator Program, which is similar to their Launchpad program, but for Indie Game Developers, in Singapore. Its a four month program for top indie game startups from India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam who are looking to supercharge their growth on Android. This is a special edition of the Launchpad Accelerator program, designed in close collaboration with Google Play, featuring a comprehensive gaming curriculum and mentorship from top mobile gaming experts.
While Google consider Vietnam as the biggest, Thailand and Indonesia and India as their larger markets in South Asia. We were extremely happy to know that, after India, the second highest number of applications for this program, were from Pakistan. As much as we want to support and make sure the best teams from Pakistan will goto this accelerator program to represent our industry as our Ambassadors, we don’t want to discourage people who cant apply at this time instead take this opportunity as an indicator that you should start working now! The future is in building our own IP’s, building the identity of our industry.
On the topic in discussion with google that “How google can help Pakistan’s local indie developers”, there were many exchange of suggestions and ideas. We have given the full insight of our current industry and the raw talent that we have in Pakistan and how we need support them by highlight this talent on international scale. Right now, Indie accelerator program is google’s one of the efforts and there would be much more opportunities coming towards us. So let it slip out of your hands.
All those Indie Developers/ studios who has been putting their efforts to make wonderful original ideas MUST apply for Indie Accelerator program. You should have prototype ready for your game or have a recently launched game which you think can be improved more.Google will cover costs for air travel, hotel and meals during the stay.
As part of accelerator, selected startups will receive
– Two all-expense-paid* gaming bootcamps at Google Asia HQ in Singapore
– Personalized mentorship from Google and gaming industry experts
– Opportunity to be showcased on Google Play
– US$ 20,000 in Google Cloud Platform and Firebase credits**
– Google Pixel phone
– Invites to exclusive events and more
Its time for us to show the world the talent and ideas we have in our country and Who knows we will be there at Singapore to support TEAM PAKISTAN! <3