Executing global game business together as real business partners through GTR Acceleration Program

Launching your game globally with proven publishing partners, maximizing game revenue and Making a great company by raising funds from game investors


Applications Closed.


Thank you all for applying for 2019

ACCELERATION SUPPORT

GLOBAL AND REGIONAL MARKET
ANALYSIS; LOCALIZATION SUPPORT

GAME DEVELOPMENT AND
OPERATIONAL SUPPORT

GAME SOLUTIONS SUPPORT

DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT

INSIGHTS & SOLUTIONS

KNOWLEDGE FOR GAME DEVELOPMENT
Throughout the program, GTR mentors and specialists from different regions will be available to provide evaluations, feedback, and direction for our selected studios. The GTR ecosystem is designed to help developers identify their strengths and weaknesses domestically and abroad, and focus in on making their games the best they can. We provide coaching and solutions designed to (a) Enhance and polish their game experience for their target audiences, (b) help studios plan for launch and live operations management, and (c) give studios access to the external resources and expertise they need to maximize their chances of success.

ACCESS TO ESTABLISHED GLOBAL AND
REGIONAL PUBLISHERS

SUPPORT DURING THE PUBLISHING
CONTRACT NEGOTIATION PROCESS

PUBLISHING & LAUNCH SUPPORT

PUBLISHING STRATEGY

GLOBAL PUBLISHING SUPPORT
Publishing and marketing strategy are integral to the success of contemportary game launches, no matter the target market. GTR will help selected studios at every step of the launch process, from developing a soft-launch and global launch strategy, to connecting studios with publishers in their target regions and assisting studios during the contract negotiation process. If studios decide to self-publish in certain regions or globally, our partner network can help studios define their launch goals and assist with marketing strategy design and execution. From beginning to end, the GTR network will be there to help our studios succeed.

SELECTED STUDIO : PRE-SEED AND SEED FUNDING

FUNDRAISING STRATEGY SUPPORT,
GLOBAL INVESTOR NETWORK

FINANCIAL AND BUSINESS STRATEGY

STRATEGIC INVESTMENT PLAN

STRATEGY AND STRUCTURE FOR NEXT STEP
Selected Top studios through our conference and studio visits will receive a USD $40,000 investment directly from GTR to give them the runway they need to polish and launch their titles. After USD 40,000 investment, GTR provide 6 months accelerating program and 3 months publishing support. If studios successfully touch important milestone during 9 month period, then GTR invests USD 60,000 additionally. GTR will lead next seed round, investing USD 200,000 when the studio needs marketing or makes next game title.

Once GTR has confidence on the team, GTR will open up our investment partner networks to our studios to help them raise more money for global launching and next title development, giving them sustainable futures.

STUDIO GROWTH ACCELERATION & MARKETING

2019 BUSAN GLOBAL ACCELERATION PROGRAM

Key Dates(GMT-7)

Application open :

2019 May 20 10:00

Submissions due :

2019 July 14 16:00

Inductee Announcement :

2019 August 05 16:00

2019 GTR Conference(Top10 Selection) :

2019 September 9-10 (2 Days)

Program Period :

2019 November – 2020 April

Location

Busan, South Korea
To Be Announced








Application Criteria

  • Based in any countries

  • Must submit playable game-build, and Game Development Document

  • No restrictions to genre or platform (PC / Mobile / Console / VR etc)

  • Must be able to communicate in English

  • Must participate in the two day Conference in Busan, Sep 9-10 if selected Top 20
    (limited to USD 2,000 for Airfare and accommodations)
    Must put best effort into attending GTR on-line/off-line acceleration programs,
    if selected Top10 Studio (6 month virtual program)

Acceleration Program

The GTR acceleration program isn’t just a short-term infusion of time and effort. We focus on giving teams continuing access to the expertise they need to both realize their creative vision and make that vision accessible to audiences all over the world. With continued help and support, studios can focus on making their projects a reality. Our mentor and partner network spans the globe, giving selected studios the ability to get answers and information no matter how big or small the request. Our ecosystem thrives on shared information and shared expertise - this communication forms the foundation of the value that studios during the acceleration process.

GTR doesn’t require teams to be on-site during the primary acceleration program, focusing mainly on studio visits by our core members and partners, and giving studios online access to the mentors most valuable to them. This helps us minimize stress and cost for both mentors and studios while giving the tools they need to communicate openly and share insights and feedback.

GTR acceleration is consisted of studio visits for company and game strategy, continuous communication via on-line community platform and intensive off-line workshop.

Development direction and milestone setup via in-person studio visits
 - Realizing company structure and growth strategy
 - Set up major milestones and discuss issues
 - Due Diligence for core members

Communication via online community platform
 - Game development, publishing strategy, investment attraction, and etc.
 - Support discussion on themes, implementation of the growth strategy of developers using Discord

Intensive Off-line Workshop (7 days)
 - Workshop program for Top10 studios (at GameBCN co-working space in Barcelona supported by the Spanish government )
 - Invitation of advisors and mentors related to game development/publishing to support game development
 - Gain insight through mutual exchange of opinions with Top10 game developers
 - Detailed discussion on game development / publishing / investment through 1: 1 session