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Japan’s Ministry Unveils So-Fu Accelerator Program to Boost Indie Game Industry

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 25, 2024
New accelerator program launched by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, called So-Fu

In Japan, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has announced the So-Fu project, an accelerator program specifically designed for indie game developers. This initiative aims to provide mentorship, financial support, and networking opportunities to selected applicants. To be eligible for the So-Fu program, applicants must be under the age of 35 and have completed junior high school by April 1, 2024.

The So-Fu program is a four-part game development initiative that will involve attending lectures, creating project production plans, and delivering a final presentation around February 2025. At the conclusion of the program, developers will have the opportunity 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.

Takaaki Ichijo, who is also an executive member of the Indie Game Incubator, is collaborating with the So-Fu initiative. Ichijo highlighted on social media that this accelerator program is the first of its kind from the Japanese government to support indie game creators. If you’re an indie developer looking for mentorship, funding, and industry connections, the So-Fu initiative may be the perfect opportunity for you. Indie game developers in Japan have until April 26 to apply for this exciting program.

By Samantha Nguyen

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