Minc is launching a new game incubator
Malmö’s hot startup scene is getting its own game incubator this spring, called Minc Game. The city is one of the hottest startup regions in the Nordics, having raised more VC than any other non-capital in the Nordics. The game scene in particular is thriving, having produced some of the world’s most successful games, including PinOut! (was the most downloaded game in 65 countries in its first week), Smash Hit (enjoyed over 120m downloads) and The Division (the world’s best-selling games in 2016).
Malmö has 4.8 times more game studios per capita than London, and a major player in the scene, Massive, just bought an entire block in Malmö to expand their team from 400 to 600. Now it's time for the game scene in Malmö to grow even bigger.
Minc Game will be part of the already existing incubator at Minc. It will be run by Peter Lübeck, formerly COO at Tarsier Studios, the game studio behind the success LittleBigPlanet PS Vita and the hyped game Little Nightmares.
“Malmö has been doing exceptionally well on the international game scene, and the studios here range from one-man shows to much bigger studios like Massive. There still hasn’t been a go-to place for setting up your own game studio though, and it’s something game developers in the region have been looking for. That’s why we launched the programme series Game Startup Academy last year, and the success of that inspired us to set up Minc Game”, Peter Lübeck, Project Manager at Minc Game.
The incubator will host 5-8 early stage game companies over a period of 12 months, allowing the companies to access Minc’s business advisors, coaches and matchmakers in areas of investments, marketing and team building.
The deadline for applications is 10th of March - apply on minc.se/game
This is an EU-project supported by Business Incubation 2020.