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« on: April 27, 2018, 08:18:09 AM »



Hi everybody!

Relevant link: http://www.f2pcampus.com

We are organizing a pretty unique non-profit initiative that could be interesting to some of you, taking place this summer in the Basque Country (Spain). It is a free campus-accelerator for game dev teams working on free-to-play game projects. If your team is one of the 6 teams selected by the committee, up to 3 people from your team can come to the campus to stay in Vitoria-Gasteiz from mid-July to early October, all costs covered (accommodation, meals, work area). We will even help out with travel expenses up to a certain amount (no infinite budget, sorry). Even better, we will bring top mentors every week to help teams with the different challenges of developing a successful free-to-play game (look at the mentors page for details, also we'll still add a few more names). Finally, we don't ask for any revenue share or equity or anything, just that you help promote the fact that the campus helped you in your project.

Who funds this and why? This is funded by the Basque government, with the aim to promote the local game development industry, by running an initiative that can be relevant to game teams and the games industry worldwide. It is a bold and risky move, but we hope it can really produce so much value that some of it will spill over to everyone involved.

Why free-to-play? This is becoming the dominant business model for games these days, and we feel there is a gap in information about how to be successful in this. We love games in any form, and we are not going to "force" anyone to do anything, let alone finally publish their game as free-to-play, but we wanted a clear focus business-wise to maximize the chances of creating something strong, and we expect applications from teams that are at least aiming at a free-to-play model.

Who is doing this? Local institutions had some budget to invest in games. I (Jon Beltran de Heredia) and my business partner Raul Herrero are long time games veterans (Commandos, Respawnables, Afterpulse among others) and when they asked us what could be done, we came up with this concept.

Any questions, just ask here, or you can write to [email protected] . And if you find it interesting, be sure to apply before May 31!
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