Global Top Round (GTR) game accelerator is accepting applications from indie developers. Submission deadline is July 5, 2019.


GTR is an acceleration and publishing platform supporting early stage studios from around the world. Every year, GTR hand-picks ten game studios during its own GTR annual conference. GTR then assists with the development, publishing, and fundraising expertise studios need to take their content global and succeed in the market.

“Our goals are to see development teams transform into sustainable companies and developers into entrepreneurs. They grow, we grow.”

Danny Woo, CEO of GTR

Past winners of the program include Rogue Snail from Brazil, Dream Harvest from the UK, Juncture Media from the US, and ZeroLife Games from Croatia.

What’s in it for you?

After careful consideration, GTR will announce top 20 studios on August 5 and invite them to the 2019 GTR conference in Busan, Korea, on September 9-10. GTR will cover travel expenses up to $2,000. The selectees will be able to meet and network with promising studios from around the world, GTR partner publishers, investors, and distinguished figures from the gaming industry for two full days. At the end of the conference, GTR will announce 10 finalists.


Selected GTR Top 10 game studios shall be eligible to receive $40,000 investment and be part of GTR’s 6-9 month acceleration program. The finalists will get support with game development, business model development, introductions to global publishers and much more. Successful studios will also be subject to further investments of up to $300,000 to aid further growth.

Should you apply?

To be eligible, your studio must submit a playable game build and Game Development Document. The are no restrictions on genre or platform (PC / Mobile / Console / VR etc). The participants are expected to be able to communicate in English. For those selected in Top 20, the participation in the two day Conference in Busan is compulsory. If you are selected in Top10, you should put your best effort into attending GTR on-line/ off-line acceleration programs.

You can apply here.