It looks like there is pent-up demand for a game accelerator in Europe. GameFounders announced today that it received 122 applications from game startups in 41 countries to participate in its three-month training program in Tallinn, Estonia.
That’s a pretty healthy expression of interest in the accelerator, which is like an incubator without the funding.
“This is our first round. We aimed for a three-digit number and are happy with the final result,” said Kadri Ugand, co-founder of GameFounders. “Our mentors were a tremendous help spreading the word, and that is how we managed to cover so many countries.”
Most of the applications came from large gaming countries in the United Kingdom and the U.S. as well as neighboring countries Lithuania and Latvia. Other applicants hailed from Kazakhstan, Kenya, Philippines, Kuwait, Argentina, France, Netherlands, Russia, Romania, Denmark, Germany, Finland, India, Italy, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Egypt, Hungary, Ireland, Sweden, Brazil, Canada, Israel, Belarus, Mexico, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, and Ukraine.