European Videogame Accelerator supports studios to ambitious growth and success while preserving cultural value. 80+ studios supported since 2016. Get ready for the track 2024!

Get notified when the next program starts!

Applications for this program will open again at the end of the year.

Apply now for the European Videogame Accelerator 2024

Reminder to submit your application by January 31st, 2024 at 23:59 CET. You can do it! Let us know if you need help.

Program highlights

Workshops

Participate in engaging on-site and online workshops around Europe.

Personalized Mentoring

Receive personalised mentoring from our high-calibre network.

Funding Strategies

Develop your unique financing strategy with the help of award-winning experts.

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European Nexus

Join a pan-european community of successful Indie game studios.

Pitch Training

Be ready to pitch an attractive project with a long-term business-driven approach.

Investment Networking

Gain access to a dedicated network of investors, financiers and publishers and be invited to exclusive events to meet them.

Topics

Based on an entrepreneurial mindset, business skills and sustainability, the program focuses on business and management mentoring for video games studios and explores different ways to finance, develop and release a video game on the market.

Project/Studio Management and Organisation

Publishing Strategies

Long-term financial strategies

Pitching methods

Positioning, Branding, Communication and PR strategies

Community-building

Annual event schedule

The program runs annually from March to August. It ends with a final workshop at Gamescom in Cologne.

March
Start

Virtual Onboarding
Meeting the mentors

16 -17
April 2024
Kick-off worshop

On-site kick-off workshop in Málaga, Spain

28 - 29
May 2024
Workshop 2

Online workshop 2 on Financing and Publishing

25 - 26
June 2024
Workshop 3

Online workshop 3 on Communication and Marketing

19
August 2024
Wrap-up workshop

On-site wrap-up workshop in Düsseldorf

April - August 2024
Mentoring

1-on-1 mentoring sessions during the workshops

+ 3 extra sessions asynchronously!

August - November 2024
Networking

Exclusive networking and pitch events.

August to April: monthly Webinars, regular check-ins, and online mentoring.
August to November: Exclusive networking and pitch events.

Dates may vary slightly, additional events, pitch contests, and meetings may follow. Attendance at all events (in-person and online) is mandatory in order to be eligible for all benefits.

Who can apply?

The program is supporting Indie video game studios who are dedicated to grow their competence and skills for long term financial independence.

If you want to participate, you need to meet the following criteria:

Costs

Participation is free for applicants who are selected by our jury in the EU, including Iceland, Norway, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, the Republic of Serbia, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, and Tunisia.

The program is supported by the EU Creative Europe Program (CREA) and select partners which makes the program free for successful applicants.

We provide food and drinks at all our events, travel and accommodation costs are not covered by the program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the deadline for applications?

The call for applications closes after 31 January 2024, 23:59 CET.

Anybody who is representing an Indie videogame studio in the EU. Your studio needs to be a registered company, and you need to be actively working on an IP of your own.

The full eligibility criteria can be found on https://spielfabrique.eu/eva.

The program itself is free of costs for selected candidates from the EU and the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Ukraine, Tunisia.

Please note, however, that we are not covering any travel or accommodation costs for the in-person workshops and events. For the final workshop in Düsseldorf, accommodation prices may be higher than usual due to Gamescom.

For studios from other countries, a tuition fee applies. Please reach out to matthes@spielfabrique.eu to learn more.

Yes! If you are from one of the following countries, you can apply normally: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Ukraine, Tunisia.


If you are not based in any of the countries above, you can still take part in the program, but you’ll have to pay a tuition fee to do so. We can offer support in finding partners who can help you pay this fee. Please reach out to matthes@spielfabrique.eu for more information.

The program will begin with an online kick-off on 4th April 2024. The final mandatory workshop of the program will be on 19 August 2024 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

After that, you may still get invited to various pitching opportunities and exclusive events. The rest of the activities will be held online on our Discord server or on our platforms of communication.

Most of the different parts of the program take place online (Zoom, Discord…). However, we do run an in-person kick-off workshop in Málaga, Spain on 16/17 April 2024, and an in-person wrap-up workshop in Düsseldorf, Germany on 19 August 2024.

Attendance at these workshops is mandatory.

You will need to participate in all the workshops. Failure to do so may lead to an expulsion from the program. For a full list of the workshop dates, visit the program’s page: https://spielfabrique.eu/eva/

Please note that some workshops are in-person and may require traveling.

We receive many applications to our program and places are limited. Your application will be reviewed by an independent jury of industry leaders, who will decide if you are going to be admitted to the program.

You know that your application has been received when you get a confirmation email. Please make sure to check your spam folders, too. 

After receiving a confirmation email, you can still go back and edit or complete your application until the application deadline. Please reach out to us, if you have not heard back from us by the 15th of March 2024.

We will inform you about whether or not your application has been successful by the 15th of March 2024.

We are happy to welcome any member of your team for all online parts of our program. Since we have to keep in mind health and safety regulations for our in-person events, we ask you to attend those alone. We therefore ask you to carefully choose the contact person before submitting your application, keeping travelling and attendance in mind.

Many people from the same studios are allowed on our Discord server, which is our main channel of communication.
Join the server here!

The program’s language, in both verbal and written communication, will be English

Most people in the program are not native English speakers, so we are not expecting perfection. However, your mentor and other studios in the program may not speak your local language, so please make sure that your studio’s contact person can comfortably converse in English.

As part of our program and through our partner network, we offer a host of opportunities, many involving pitching in front of potential financiers – both through in-person events and online. Most of these opportunities have fewer spots than there are participants in the program, however, so we reserve the right to select, in case there are more interested applicants than spots available.

No. We are not an investment firm. 

We are here to prepare you to pitch in front of publishers or investors. We invite you to exclusive events where potential financiers are present, and we connect you to our own network of publishers and investors, if we think your company is a good fit for them. Participants in our program vastly expand their network and pitching skills, and have a much higher chance of finding financial support.

After the last Workshop in Düsseldorf on the 19th of August 2024, the program is officially over and the studios become Alumni from SpielFabrique. However, most pitch events and opportunities that are exclusive to the program will be happening after the 19th of August 2024. 

Alumni access new opportunities in the long term as part of our community: They fill different roles, for example as jurors or experts for future programs, they may get invited to exclusive events, or join other programs run by SpielFabrique and our partners.

Other questions? Please reach out to matthes@spielfabrique.eu to ask for more details.

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