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Google Play enables people delight and to participate and build companies that are successful also. The enthusiasm and creativity we see in the indie games community inspires us, and, over the past couple of decades, we’ve invested in and nurtured indie games programmers across the world, helping them communicate their distinctive voice and bring ideas to life.
Looking for advice about how to use developer tools in the Play Console? Get free training via our e-learning app, the Academy for App Success. We have a custom Play Console for game programmers course to have a jump start on Google Play.
* The competition is open to developers in the following European countries: Austria, Belgium, Belarus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland).
We also wish to participate with you in person with a collection of events. We will be announcing them soon, so please make sure to sign up to our newsletter to get notified about programs and events for indie developers.
Academy for Program Success
We found our initial games accelerator for programmers in Pakistan, India and Southeast Asia and saw great results. We are happy to announce that we’re expanding the structure to accept developers from countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, together with applications for the 2019 cohort opening soon. The Indie Games Accelerator is a 6 month intensive program for top matches startups, powered by mentors from the gaming sector in addition to Google pros, offering a comprehensive curriculum that covers all aspects of building a great match and company.
Mobile Developer Day in GDC
Posted by Patricia Correa, Director, Platforms & Ecosystems Developer Marketing
We’ve assembled several initiatives to assist the community, this year.
Indie Games Showcase
We will be hosting our annual Developer Day in the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday, March 18th. Join us for a full day of sessions covering best practices and tools to help construct a mobile games business. We’ll focus on effective monetization game quality and expansion strategies, and to make, join, and climb with Google. Sign up to stay current or connect us via livestream.
If you are over 18 years old, based on a number of the states, have 30 or less full time employees, and have published a brand new game on Google Play following 1 January 2018, you are able to enter your game. If you’re considering publishing a brand new game soon, you can enter by submitting a beta. Submissions close on May 6 2019. Check out all the details from the terms and conditions for each region. Input now!
How to enter the competition
For indie developers that are constantly pushing the boundaries of storytelling, visual excellence, and creativity in mobile we are announcing today the Indie Games Showcase, an international contest for games studios out of Europe*, South Korea and Japan. Those of you who fulfill the eligibility criteria (as summarized below) can enter your game to get a chance to win many prizes, including:
- A paid trip and accommodation to the last event on your region to showcase your game.
- Promotion on the Google Play Store.
- Promotion on Android and Google Play marketing channels.
- Committed consultations with all the Google Play team.
- Google hardware.
- And much more…