The video games accelerator

Want to start a game studio?

  • 9 month runway to develop your game and set up your studio.

  • The programme is eligible for CSN.

  • Develop a commercially viable product and a chance to get funding.

An all inclusive experience.

The accelerator programme in Karlstad helps game studios professionalize their production pipeline and maximize their business opportunities.

We are looking for three small and ambitious teams who want to accelerate their game start up. A chance to fund your game, build a network and release a game. 

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You’ll be part of a growing community backed by our partner Embracer Group.  You will be coached by our Studio Manager/Producer Mikael Forslund who leads a team of seasoned game devs who will take you on the journey of creating, producing and releasing your game.  This is what we call Fasttrack

WHat do I get from the program?

Experienced industry pros from all aspects of game development as mentors.

Duration: 38 weeks

Location: in Karlstad


guaranteed .

Free Workspace for you and your team.

Best for: Game start-ups focusing on releasing a game within 18 months.

Fasttrack funds the best teams.

CSN Eligible

 Opportunity for matchmaking with publishers 

✅ 25th of May last day to apply.

✅ Start date: 18th of August 2021.

✅ Located in Karlstad, Sweden.

✅ Study pace: 100%


how do I apply?


Requirements to apply

  •  Documented work within game development

    • (link to demos, released titles, prototypes or other equivalent work)

  • At least 18 year old

  • 3 year Gymnasium ( high school or equivalent.) 

  • You need to be a team. 

Application and admission

The application process is run through Schoolsoft.

1. Click Apply here, and create an account on Schoolsoft

2. In Schoolsoft, select Kristinehamns Folkhögskola, and apply to Futuregames Indie Developer course as the programme is part of this.

3. Make sure to attach your personal letter and CV.

If you have any questions, feel free to send an email to:

Mikael Forslund, Studio Manager at The Great journey 

Patrick Standfast, Project Manager at The Great Journey

What do I need in my application?​​

  • A personal letter: A document 1-3 pages in pdf format named yourname_fasttrack.pdf including:

    • Describing you and your team.

    • State why  you are applying for Fasttrack.

    • Your background.

    • The vision and goal for your game. 

    • Documentation of game development (link to demos, released titles, prototypes or other equivalent work)

  • A CV document in pdf format named yourname_cv_fasttrack.pdf. Any relevant work experience is a plus but is not required.

Application process

May 25th

Application closes!

15th of June

Admission notice goes out to all applicants

End of June

Applicants send in their confirmation to the course

18th of AugusT

Course Start!

The video game industry is the new core industry!

Take this chance to join a growing industry, a community of game developers and your career in game development!

The video Games Industry in Värmland

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