Boosting up the start-up growth through GTR Pre-Acceleration Program

Providing expert feedback on development, publishing and fundraising as well as giving advice on how to transition from ‘early stage’ indie studios to ‘successful’ game startups



This is a dedicated accelerating program designed to support game development and studio growth for talent in each game city. Through our program we will select 10-15 participating studios that will be given expert feedback on development, publishing and fundraising as well as give advice on how to transition from ‘early stage’ indie game studios to ‘successful’ game startups.

This program will provision the opportunity to be selected as one of the top 20 studios and attend annual GTR Conference- an all paid exclusive event. A global initiative where 10 of the most amazing studios will become eligible to receive an initial investment of $40,000 and participate in our 6-month global acceleration program.

  • Game development/global publishing insight by industry professionals

  • Global accelerator/publisher/investor networking opportunities

  • 1:1 consulting session from GTR core members

  • Game play feedback from game users and industry professionals perspective

  • Annual GTR Conference Invitation for one lucky studio flight ticket and hotel subsidized (up to 2,000 USD)
    * GTR Conference is an annual gathering that serves as a networking event.The conference is a private event attended by investors, publishers, partners, and annual Top 20 finalists among global applicants

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Key Dates

Application open :

2018 June 25 10:00

Submissions due :

2018 July 06 16:00

Inductee Announcement :

2018 July 13 16:00

Program Period :

2018 July 25-October 24 (12 weeks)


The Arcade 164 Kings Way, South Melbourne VIC 3205

Application Criteria

  • Based in Victoria, Australia

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

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

  • Must be able to communicate in English

  • Must be able to attend all group and 1:1 sessions.
    (No program costs)


GTR Core Members / Program Speakers

GTR Core Members

Program Speakers