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European Games Accelerator

Despite the video game industry’s lasting boom, there is still enormous creative potential to be tapped. This is why the future belongs to start-ups with innovative game ideas. However, the path from the first playable version to a market launch is often long and fraught with obstacles, which is precisely where SpielFabrique comes in.

SpielFabrique created in 2016 an accelerator program for start-ups and young entrepreneurs on the gaming market—the first of its kind in Germany. Our program is based on a comprehensive mentoring package and a first-class network of companies, gaming experts, investors, and established creative industry partners. Together, we help game developers to achieve their goals in a more professional, rapid, and effective manner. We promote game concepts and prototypes with great cultural and commercial potential. Our support covers both game development and marketing, as well as financing.

With our high-quality online and face-to-face coaching sessions and hands-on workshops, we offer the best foundation for participating teams to professionally establish their companies and, ideally, bring their ideas to market in just a few months.

European Games Accelerator

What do we offer ?

Our Acceleration program is a 6 months yearly program (March – August) dedicated to the success of selected Indie studios in Europe.

The programme is composed of:

-personalized mentoring on business topics,

-one on-site and one online workshops with international video game industry experts

-Several webinars with international experts and companies

-One final pitching/networking event.

The goal is to bring expertise on every business aspect of video games development: financing, marketing, business models, publishing and investment. The program is supported by public partners. That makes the program free for the eligible studios.

 

 

Our European Games Accelerator will:

Boost your games on the Market

Define the best market strategy and USP for your video games

Explore new financing and business models for your video games

Train yourself and pitch to publishers, investors and financiers

Define a long-term strategy and vision for your studio:

Develop your studio branding

Explore new financing model and scale up your studio

Gather experts, investors and publishers to support your projects.

Be part of a network of mentors and indie studios and gain more experience

How to apply ?

Apply between 1st January and 1st March each year with your projects and studios!

Contact Nicolas Etienne, our acceleration manager : nicolas@spielfabrique.eu

Send your pitch deck and your motivations to participate in the acceleration programme!

We will contact you for a short interview to get to know your team and projects better.

Who can apply?

You are:

a European studio with a video games prototype in pipeline

based in one of our Country partners

Our program : from March to April

March:

– Online Kick-off meeting – define your mentoring roadmap

– 2 days Workshop in one of our country partners – meet experts and studios to get feedbacks on your projects

April-June: Webinars on publishing, financing, marketing and communication strategies

May: Meetings with your mentor

June : Online Workshop – meet experts and studios to get feedbacks on your projects

July: Meeting with your mentor

August : networking and pitching event with publishers, financiers and investors.

After the program: stay in our studio and mentors community and participate in  our webinars on publishing, financing, marketing and communication strategies

Our story

SpielFabrique was founded in September 2016. Since then, we have completed several accelerator cycles with the support of an international jury consisting of educators, publishers, and independent and AAA studios. We are looking for studios distinguished by high-quality projects as well as international and economic ambitions for long-term successful corporate development.

The program focuses on aspects such as growth management, strategy optimization, market positioning, communication strategy, and public and private financing.

To date, we have successfully supported 36 companies.

Download the accelerator program flyer

Individual mentoring

The online coaching is tailored to the needs of the respective team based on face-to-face meetings with country and industry experts. The three-hour personal interviews allow the coach to determine the specific needs of the team and to develop a suitable media offering for the project. Subsequently, a follow-up interview is held and the next steps are prepared jointly.

Content of online coaching and face-to-face coaching

European implementation of the product – Particular characteristics of the European market – Adaptation of the marketing strategy to Europe – Communication in Europe  – Cultural aspects – Co-publishing with European publishers – Public and private financing and investment opportunities – Monthly webinars with video game industry experts

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