The Global Top Round has opened up applications for their 2017 programme for funding and advice.
The indie-accellerator program has upped their total funding this year from 2016’s $40,000 investment total.
Applicants can submit their game for potential support with no restrictions to location, genre or platform. Applications will be open until July 15th with the finalists offered expenses paid trip to the GTR Conference at the Melbourne International Games Week in October.
According to the press release, "teams will receive up to $90,000 in direct investment in exchange for studio equity and a project revenue share once project net revenue eclipses $200,000. Alongside financial investment, GTR provides developers with development strategy and marketing support, data on industry trends, investor relations assistance and direct connections to publishers across the globe."
The first round of judging will commence regionally after applications close. Following that, after the shortlist is whittled down to ten for the conference, finalists will get development support in the accellorator program, followed by marketing support and then finally investment. The last three stages of this will take place after the final ten have been announced at the GTR Conferece.
"Establishing a sustainable business in the game industry can be an incredible challenge,” said CSO of Global Top Round, Peter Van Dyke. “GTR has the assets and support structure to help small teams grow and find success. In addition to providing start-up capital, we provide studios with access to a global network of investors and talented advisors who have seen it all and want others flourish as well. Together, our goal is to kickstart the next generation of developers and push our industry forward.”
To apply, visit the GTR website.