Applications Open
June 2017

CREATIVE, SUSTAINABLE FUTURES

GTR is an interactive accelerator program dedicated to supporting small studios from all over the world with the development, publishing, and fundraising expertise they need to take their content global and make their businesses sustainable.

The interactive era is upon us. Independent developers
all over the world are creating exciting content, but often lack the reach or expertise to evaluate their product-region fit or identify the publishing partners they need to launch in a new region.

Through the GTR acceleration program, new studios with great content will receive both funding and the help they need to improve their games and identify & negotiate with potential publishers from all over the world.

GTR selects up to 10 games annually for the program, which provides funding, game development and culturalization support, global publisher exposure, fundraising assistance, and an extensive global network of professionals to give them the feedback they need to take their studios and projects to the next level.

GLOBAL NETWORK

We want studios to be able to focus on their games, and give them access to global expertise. At GTR, we make sure that independent studios can get the insights they need to bring their games to new markets all over the world.

FUNDRAISING AND PARTNERSHIPS

GTR has funding partners who are constantly searching for great content. After receiveing funding and graduating from the GTR accelerator, the best performing of our top 10 studios will have a chance to receive proper investment at a reasonable valuation, helping them to grow and focus on making great games.

GLOBAL PUBLISHER NETWORK

Game studios should focus on games! We’ll leverage our global network of publishers to help studios identify partners in the markets for which their content is best suited.

GTR Selection Methodology

  • JUNE

    BATCH APPLICATION
    OPEN

    GTR 2017 application process begins.

  • JULY/AUGUST

    ONLINE SCREENING

    Review and evaluation of each submitted project, culminating in the selection to 20 finalist studios for our 2017 GTR cohort.

  • OCTOBER

    GLOBAL TOP ROUND
    CONFERENCE

    GTR Conference and announcement of up to 10 studios for induction into our 2017 GTR Acceleration Program.

  • NOVEMBER - MARCH

    ACCELERATING
    PROGRAM

    Phase 1 acceleration program, during which developers will receive development and strategy support from GTR and our mentor network.

  • MARCH - JUNE

    MARKETING &
    INVESTMENT SUPPORT

    Soft-launch marketing, data collection, and the chance for additional follow-up investment.

Games need to be at least 60% complete with a working demo, or already soft-launched.

Applications Open | June 2017