Ahead of the next edition of its CrazyHubs accelerators programme, where developers are mentored and trained in the business of hyper-casual game development and publishing, in June, CrazyLabs has announced an investment of $1 million in the Indian game development industry.
It also revealed that the registration process for the next edition of CrazyHubs accelerators has been started. The tenure of the programme will be four months with the option to extend for an additional two months.
Furthermore, the teams who apply must include at least one ‘Unity developer’, and are requested to share their portfolio and submit a home assignment (for non-commercial purposes) as part of the application process.
The ‘hyper-casual game’ is a mobile video game that is easy-to-play, usually free-to-play and also features very minimalistic user interfaces.
Surojit Roy, Head of Studio at CrazyLabs, said, “India remains one of the biggest and most promising markets for game development worldwide. Our CrazyHubs hyper-casual accelerators are designed to be a launchpad for the talented studios emerging in India, and we look to fulfil this potential to create the world’s next big hit games. We’re excited to announce the launch of our new batch in May, and we are actively looking for the top teams to join us in Hyderabad and Mumbai.”
Last year, CrazyLabs had acquired Mumbai-based hyper-casual game development studio Firescore Interactive. The acquisition was a part of its strategy to expand in India and grow its game development business.