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Stugan, a non-profit accelerator program with a bespoke focus on cultivating game development talent will have its finale event on August 15th, the organiser has announced.

Brilliantly, what separates Stugan from other like-minded accelerator initiatives is that the whole thing has actually been taking place in beautifully quaint log cabin, nestled in the rural loveliness of Stockholm, Sweden; far away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Busily coding within the luxurious cloisters of the cabin, some twenty-three aspiring indie developers have been beavering away on their games and will show the world what they’ve come up with next month at the Stugan finale event.

A neat little factoid is that the word ‘Stugan‘, which translates as “the cabin” in Swedish, actually holds a double meaning for this accelerator and its participants, as Stugan was also the name given to the first game (a text adventure jointly developed by brothers Viggo and Kimmo Eriksson) ever released in Sweden way back in 1986. The game was later released in foreign territories on 8-bit and 16-bit computer systems as ‘The Cottage’.

With August 15th and the finale rapidly approaching, you can keep tabs on how the team is getting on over at the Stugan official site while also checking out the Stugan 2015 trailer below for an idea of what to expect.

Source: Stugan (Thanks Clint Siu!)

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