Stugan Games Accelerator Opens Applications for 2016

Stugan provides support and mentoring for aspiring game developers.

Games accelerator Stugan has opened its application process for its 2016 summer program.

The program will accept 20 aspiring game developers, who will spend eight weeks with all expenses paid in a traditional Swedish cabin, or stugan, in the Swedish countryside, where they will be mentored while building their games. Games industry ‘thought leaders’ will hold lectures and workshops during the program.

In addition, Stugan has announced the first game from one of its 2015 developers will launch later this month. The game is called _Prism, and was developed by Clint Siu. In _Prism, players will ‘manipulate shapes and patterns to unfold sacred geometry with push and pull of cinematic design, mythology and intuitive touch exploration.’ _Prism will launch on iOS on February 18.

In a statement, Stugan manager, Jana Karlikova, commented:

We couldn’t be happier with the way last year’s Stugan played out. We set out to provide a platform to inspire undiscovered game developers across the globe and ended up with an amazing group of teams that not only made huge strides in their projects, but in turn fueled inspiration for some of the industry’s top veterans across all categories who came to mentor.

We’re anticipating this year to be exceptional. We’re already getting lots of interest from some impressive mentors who want to participate and have nearly doubled the amount of sponsors this year.

Stugan will accept applications until March 31, 2016. Interested applicants can learn more here.