Apply for the SpielFabrique EU Accelerator Program where we support you and your studio to achieve ambitious growth and success – all without compromising your unique cultural value!
Since 2016, the European Accelerator has supported over 50 studios in development – We’re proud to open the track 2023 to more than 30 studios!
Our pan-European program comprises 6 months of workshops, networking, and 1-on-1 mentoring (March-August). We will help you make the leap from having a functioning prototype to becoming a financially independent and successful studio.
Since 2016, the program connects young studios to high-caliber experts, mentors, publishers, and investors. We path your way to financial independence, strong control over your IP, and a powerful support network across Europe and beyond.
The most successful program graduates are invited to pitch their games to investors and publishers at Gamescom 2023 in Cologne, Germany, or at exclusive events later in the year.
The program is co-funded by Creative Europe Media and run in collaboration with Artic Game and Polo de Contenidos Digitales.
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.
Topics covered include:
A key element of the program is connecting experienced business mentors with indie studios to share their knowledge, business skills, and international perspectives on a 1:1 basis. Because each studio and project is unique, each team has its own mentor who will support them throughout the program.
Sessions are practical, interactive, and led by the best experts in Europe. Topics covered include UX, branding, legal contracts, community management, publishing agreements, and much more!
The program is strongly oriented towards international markets and deliberately chooses to regularly take your studio literally and “virtually” outside your country, so you can network and meet new allies and supporters.
We foster innovation by bringing a diverse community of developers together. We offer free-to-access networking and a chance to seek support, training, and advice from our inclusive community during the program.
The Accelerator Program runs every year since 2016.
We’ve been successfully supporting 50 Indie studios from Europe
released video games (demo included)
alumni studios in negotiations with financial partners for equity investment
co-production projects currently in development
The program will start on April 20 and 21, 2023 with a kick-off event in Malaga (Spain), and we will wrap up in style in August during Gamescom in Cologne (Germany).
The kick-off is a great chance to meet and network with other participants, hear inspirational speakers and meet your mentor – who builds a personalized roadmap with you.
View the full schedule of the program below:
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.
A total of 20 studios will be selected to participate in the program. 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:
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.
Apply here before 19 February 2023.
It only takes 15 minutes to complete your application.
If you have any questions, contact email@example.com
After submitting, your application will be reviewed by our experts and esteemed juries. If you are successful, we will let you know before 20 March 2023 and you will be invited to join our kick-off workshop in Malaga on 20-21 April 2023*.
Dates to keep in mind:
|Open Call||23 January - 19 February|
|Selection process||27 February - 14 March|
|Studios being contacted||before March 20|
|Official kick-off in Malaga (Spain)||20-21 April*|
|Need support to fill in the application? Want to become our outreach partner?||Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org|
* We provide food, and drinks for all participants. Accommodation and travel expenses will not be covered.
SpielFabrique and the other project partners will make best efforts to keep a gender balance, inclusion and diversity in terms of studios, experts, mentors, financiers and publishers that will take part or be selected for the program.