You might've seen our review of _Prism we posted a while ago, and while the game itself is super cool, the program it came from is even cooler. It's called Stugan, and it's is a non-profit accelerator program that takes place in a remote cabin in Sweden. If you get accepted, you'll spend two months in the woods with some of the best and brightest in the mobile game industry making whatever awesome game you've dreamed up. _Prism came out of last year's Stugan, and I can't wait to see what comes this year.

If you're a game developer of any kind, I implore you to spend some time and apply to Stugan before the deadline tomorrow (the 31st). Assuming you've got an idea you want to pitch, all it really takes is a few brief descriptions of your studio and your game along with a quick video. (They've got a hard limit of 90 seconds, so I'm not joking about quick.) The best part is, unlike a lot of publisher deals and other accelerator programs, through Stugan you retain all rights to your game. There's no profit sharing or other shenanigans, just a bunch of really awesome industry veterans who love games that just want to see more great games made.

I seriously just can't say enough good things about the program and the people behind it, it's like the game developer equivalent of Space Camp. If you're an indie developer, I promise there's nothing you're doing today that's better than applying to Stugan. I'm not sure about Stugan specifically, but I'm always amazed when I hear how few people end up applying to similarly cool programs. Don't let that be the case here. Please, please, please, sign up. It'd be super rad to have some TouchArcade people involved in such an incredible program.

  • Aggro Magnet Games

    Thanks for the heads up!

  • gaymerX

    Cool idea, but this sounds like a big expense for a struggling dev. Sweden?? Great idea though.

    • Eli Hodapp

      They cover everything except travel, which might cost you $1,000 or so if you're coming from really far away. Regardless, spending two months with such high-level mobile industry people mentoring you as you build a mobile game is worth far more than that.

      • gaymerX

        Couldn't agree more.

  • Durduhdur

    This idea reminds of me when the traveling wilburys went to that cabin and made that awesome cd. There is sure to be an awesome game to come from this! Can't wait to see what it is this year.

  • TheCosmicBadger

    "It'd be super rad to have some TouchArcade people involved in such an incredible program."

    Well that's good because I applied 2 days ago, wish me luck 🙂