Indie game developers from around the world participating in the Stugan accelerator program will show their newly developed games on 27 August at the Technical Museum in Stockholm. Visitors can play the games and meet the developers, their mentors and sponsors, as well as leading figures from the Swedish games industry.
For a second consecutive year, Stugan gathered indie developers from around the world to a cottage in Dalarna for two summer months to create games, with support and coaching from veteran game professionals. This year, twenty-one people from 14 countries participated in the program, and together created 13 games.
This Saturday, the participants will showcase their games at Stockholm’s Technical Museum. “It’s been fun and intense, we have spent seven weeks together and everyone’s probably pretty tired now, but we have seen great games emerge,” says Stugan project manager Palm.
Among Stugan’s mentors and sponsors are Swedish games industry veterans like Karl Magnus Troedsson (Raw Fury), Alexander Ekvall (Snow Print Studios), Linus Gunnarson (PunktB), Stephen Jarrett (King), Oskar Burman (Fast Travel Games) and Tommy Palm (Resolution Games). They will also join Saturday’s event, along with this year’s Stugan game developers and several of last year’s participants.
“This year’s program has been amazing. The success of Stugan (has also caught) the eye of the international games community, as global (game industry) leaders have been signing-up to mentor,” added Palm. “Several will be at (Saturday’s) event, including the founder of the International Mobile Games Awards, Maarten Noyons; Signus Labs founder, Arseny Lebedev; as well as global PR pro and founder of Carve Communications, Paul Brady.”
The event at the Technical Museum in Stockholm starts at 13:00 and will include a panel on the state of the global games start-up scene moderated by games industry journalist Kate Gray.
Stugan (Swedish: “the cabin”) is a non-profit annual accelerator program for aspiring game developers. Stugan leverages the expertise of the established Swedish game industry and aims to provide opportunities for shepherding up-and-coming game designers and developers through development, publishing, marketing and more to ensure a successful games launch.
Stugan is supported by individuals including Oskar Burman, general manager of Rovio Stockholm, Tommy Palm, games guru at King Digital Entertainment and Karl Magnus Troedsson, VP of group strategy at Electronic Arts (EA).
For more information visit www.stugan.com.