PROGRAM

1

Application 

GameBCN program starts between January and February (exact date is announced at call opening) and it is held in Canòdrom Creative Research Park, in Barcelona. To apply to the program, candidates must fill in the form accessible through this website when a call is opened.

 

 

 

 

2

Selection 

Once the call closes, a group of experts will review all applications. Experts will score applications based on originality, quality, market potential and development team. The best candidates (around 15) will be asked to pitch their game at our offices in front of an experts panel (foreign teams will be able to do it via Skype). This panel will evaluate and select the incubated teams.

3

Incubation 

GameBCN incubation program lasts five months and it is held at Canòdrom Creative Research Park, a coworking space based in Barcelona referent in the national video game community. 

Teams must come to work to our offices because this is the best way we can help him, training and mentoring them day by day.

 

 

 

 

Our incubation program consist in

90h of training

We provide general training focused in production, marketing and business as well as specific training customised for every team, depending on their needs. All training is done by industry professionals.

30h mentoring 

Teams will have monthly meetings with industry experts who give them feedback about their projects and strategy.

5 months working space

GameBCN offers up to three free working spaces per incubated team at Canòdrom Creative Research Park.

30h of open lectures

GameBCN organises biweekly public lectures related to game development.

5 public events

GameBCN organises monthly public events related to the gaming industry.

Demo day

At the end of the incubation program (June/July) teams will pitch their game in front of publishers and investors in a public event organised by GameBCN. In 2018 GameBCN Demo Day was held in GameLab.

Requirements

Teams are required to move to our offices and work there full time.

Teams must add GameBCN logo in their website and mention the incubation program in their social networks.

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 FAQ 

When and where is the program?                                                                                                            

GameBCN program starts between January and February (exact date will be announced whit the call opening) and is held in Canòdrom Creative Research Park, in Barcelona.

What is the goal of the program?

GameBCN main goal is indie teams professionalisation in order to strengthen video game industrial tissue. We train incubated teams to improve their production pipeline (agile methodologies) and to minimize launch to market risks (marketing and business).

Are travel and accommodation expenses covered?

No. Foreign teams should look for sponsorship to cover such expenses.

Can you tell me more about the business model of the program?

GameBCN doesn’t take any equity or royalties from incubated teams. There is only one requirement: incubated teams must add GameBCN logo in their website and must mention us in their social media communications.

Is it possible to see results from past editions?

Lince Works, Appnormals, Altered Matter, ThreeArtMedia and Herobeat Studio are success cases coming from GameBCN. Check out our homepage for more info.

Will there be publishers and / or investors interested in this program?

Yes. Check out our collaborators at GameBCN homepage. These publishers and investors are willing to receive our portofolio at the end of the program. We continue working to enlarge this list. 

How many people by studio can be part or how does it work the incubation?

 GameBCN offers up to three free working spaces per incubated team at Canòdrom Creative Research Park. If you have a bigger team and want to stay at our offices you should rent additional working spaces. Canòdrom offers these spaces at a 50% discount rate (90€/month).

What are the next steps after applying?

Once the call closes, a group of experts will review all applications. The best candidates (around 15) will be asked to pitch their game at our offices in front of an experts panel (foreign teams will be able to do it via Skype). This panel will evaluate and select the incubated teams.

Contact us:
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GameBcn is based at:
Canòdrom Creative Research Park 
 
Concepció Arenal, 165
08027 Barcelona