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Japan Launches Unique Accelerator Program for Indie Game Developers: So-Fu

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 25, 2024
New accelerator program launched by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, called So-Fu

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Japan has announced the So-Fu project, a unique accelerator program aimed at indie game developers. This initiative provides mentorship, financial support, and networking opportunities to selected applicants. To be eligible for the So-Fu program, applicants must be under the age of 35 and have completed junior high school by April 1, 2024.

The four-part game development program will involve attending lectures, creating project production plans, and delivering a final presentation around February 2025. At the conclusion of the program, developers will have the opportunity to showcase their work to industry stakeholders. Notable mentors involved in the So-Fu project include Tomoko Miya from Flamebair Games and Masashi Kimura, the representative director of Room6 Inc. Developer Takaaki Ichijo highlighted on social media that this accelerator program is the first of its kind from the Japanese government to support indie game creators. Ichijo, who is also an executive member of the Indie Game Incubator, is collaborating with the So-Fu initiative.

Indie game developers in Japan have until April 26 to apply for the So-Fu program. If you’re an indie developer looking for mentorship, funding, and industry connections, this accelerator program may be just what you need to take your game development career to new heights. Apply now and join the So-Fu community!

By Samantha Nguyen

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