Bologna Game Farm is the project for the development of video game prototypes and plans for the development and marketing of the product promoted by the Emilia-Romagna Region and the Municipality of Bologna; coordinated by the Municipality of Bologna and carried out with Art-ER as part of the actions to support cultural and creative industries, in collaboration with IncrediBOL! and with the technical support of IIDEA – Italian Interactive & Digital Entertainment Association

From the experience gained with the first two editions of Bologna Game Farm, the need arose to create a line of activities dedicated to mobile video games, as mobile video games have by their nature very specific modes of production, monetization and market access that are different from those of the PC and CONSOLE markets.

Through the BGF@Mobile pilot action launched in 2023, we gave companies and freelancers nationwide the opportunity to apply to participate in the pre-acceleration track with the goal of supporting development teams dedicated to mobile gaming.

In the first edition, 6 teams with sufficient technical qualifications to be autonomous in the production of a mobile video game from a technical and creative point of view were selected to work with in depth. Priority was given to applications from Emilia Romagna (presence of an operational office in the region).

In light of the results obtained with the first edition, the second edition of BGF@Mobile will open on May 14.

Proposals received will be evaluated internally on the basis of technical capabilities, soundness of the company/freelancer, and motivation/interest in mobile game development.

Particular emphasis will be placed on skills and experience related to digital marketing, business management (economic/financial experience), game development (programming, Unity3D), IT development (programming), and game development (UI, graphics).


1 – “BGF@Mobile” service will be presented on May 21 at 5:30 p.m. as part of a webinar, organized in collaboration with IIDEA (dedicated Discord channel)

2 – Participants interested in participating in the course should send an email to indicating

  • data of the proposer
  • reason for interest
  • cv of presentation of his/her activity

3 – proposals will be evaluated internally based on

  • technical capabilities
  • soundness of the company/freelancer
  • motivation/interest in mobile game development
  • priority will be given to come from Emilia Romagna (presence of an operational office in the region)

4 – up to 6 teams, who already have sufficient technical qualifications to be autonomous in the production of a mobile video game from a technical and creative point of view, will be selected to work with in depth.

The candidate must have proven skills and demonstrable experience in one or more of the following competencies:

  • digital marketing
  • business management (economic/financial experience)
  • video game development (programming, Unity3D)
  • IT development (programming)
  • video game development (UI, graphics)

Possession or familiarity with each skill will give the candidate a score for each.

5 – the orientation and pre-acceleration activity will consist of four meetings that will be held remotely and curated by experienced mentors proposed by IIDEA.


  • presentation webinar: Tuesday, 21/05/2024 at 5:30 p.m.
  • submission of applications to by Friday, 05/31/2024 at 1 p.m.
  • selection outcome on Friday, 14/06/2024
  • four remote meetings: (dates to be determined)

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