May 24, 2024 12:56 am
New accelerator program launched by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, called So-Fu

Indie game developers in Japan have a fantastic opportunity to receive mentorship, funding, and networking opportunities through the So-Fu project, an accelerator program launched by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Eligible applicants must be under 35 years old and have completed junior high school by April 1, 2024.

The So-Fu initiative is a comprehensive four-part game development program that will help indie game developers succeed in the industry. Participants will attend lectures, create project production plans and deliver a final presentation around February 2025. At the conclusion of the program, developers will have the chance 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 is also an executive member of the Indie Game Incubator and is collaborating with the So-Fu initiative.

If you are an indie game developer looking for mentorship, funding and industry connections, apply for the So-Fu initiative before April 26th. This program could be your perfect opportunity to take your career to new heights!

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