Sat. Jun 22nd, 2024
Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry in Japan Introduces So-Fu Accelerator

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry has unveiled the So-Fu project, an accelerator program designed to support indie game developers. The program aims to provide mentorship, expenses support, and business connections to applicants. To be eligible for the So-Fu initiative, applicants must be under 35 years old and have graduated junior high school by April 1, 2024.

The four-part game program will involve attending lectures, developing project production plans, and giving a final presentation around February 2025. At the conclusion of the program, applicants will have the opportunity to present their work to game industry stakeholders. Mentors in the So-Fu program include developers like Flamebair Games’ Tomoko Miya and Room6 Inc.’s representative director, Masashi Kimura.

Indie game developer Takaaki Ichijo took to social media to express his excitement about the new accelerator program from the Japanese government that supports indie game makers. Ichijo is also an executive member of the Indie Game Incubator, which is collaborating with the So-Fu initiative. Indie Japanese game makers have until April 26 to sign up for the program.

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