Code Coven, the first global award-winning game development accelerator for underrepresented talent, is collaborating with Facebook Gaming to empower novice game developers with structured guidance, mentorship, and financial support via stipends to create games from concept to completion in the Code Coven: Summer Program with Facebook Gaming.

The Summer Program, which runs from June to August 2021, will enable the success of talented early-stage game developers from underrepresented genders in the end-to-end creation of their games. With guidance from Code Coven, Facebook Gaming, and partners, participants will form multidisciplinary teams and introduce the world to new interactive experiences.

By the end of the Summer Program, participants will have:

  • Developed a pitch-ready polished game
  • Nurtured vital industry connections
  • Gained the knowledge and tools necessary to publish their work

Code Coven ran a similar accelerator last year, and alumni went on to get hired by sponsor studios, self-publish their games, enter other incubator programs, or are currently negotiating deals with publishers. 

In 2020 alone, Code Coven supported over 100 marginalised game developers from over 15 countries. Additionally, Code Coven distributed over $110,000 USD in stipends and over $25,000 in scholarships.

Applications are now open for Code Coven: Summer Program with Facebook Gaming