Friday, April 8, 2011

Last Call for Applications to the Joystick Labs Summer Underground Program

Selected video game developers receive investment, office space, and mentoring from industry veterans
DURHAM, N.C. - April 8, 2011 - Joystick Labs, an innovative accelerator program focused exclusively on video game companies, is reminding developers that the application deadline for  its 2011 Summer Underground program is fast approaching.  All applications must be received on or before Friday, April 15, 2011.
Joystick Labs seeks innovative games with intriguing distribution models and cutting-edge approaches to monetization.  Game ideas that incorporate virtual goods, mobile, web-based and social games are of particular interest. 

Interested developers can learn more about the program benefits and apply for the 2011 Summer Underground by visiting
“We are very excited about the applications received by our early decision date for the 2011 Summer Underground program, and can’t wait to see who comes through in the next week,” said John Austin, managing director of Joystick Labs.  “With the success of our 2010 participants, and applying what we learned in our inaugural program, we expect even better this year.”

About Joystick Labs
Located in the entrepreneurial hub of North Carolina, Durham’s American Underground, Joystick Labs is a first-of-its-kind seed-stage accelerator program focused exclusively on identifying and launching the next generation of digitally distributed video game companies.  Founded in 2010, Joystick Labs is led by Managing Director John Austin and is backed by an active group of RTP-based angel investors. The company held its inaugural program in the fall of 2010 and launched five studios: Gale Force Logic, Inari, Lab Rats Studio, Mighty Rabbit Studios and Nix Hydra Games. To learn more, visit

John Austin
919 949-0921
Joystick Labs
318 Blackwell St, Suite B0001
Durham, NC 27701

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