Summer Bridge is an incubator program for the most promising student game projects.  Selected game teams will spend time in a hands-on ten-week workshop with both industry experts and USC Games faculty to develop their student projects into publishable products.  Topics covered include incorporation, marketing, finance and pitching to investors or publishers.

What is the Summer Bridge?
USC Games Summer Bridge is an annual summer incubator program that helps students form their own companies and take their creative work to market!

Bridge is open to all USC students with games in development. Students can apply for this program using the application link below.

What will I get out of participating?

  • You’ll get the most out of the program if you have a clear vision for your project (and have taken at least one USC Games business course). That way faculty can mentor you towards your specific goal.
  • Generally speaking, if selected, you will gain the business and legal acumen, pitch materials, and other tools necessary to found a company, pursue funding, or publish/publishing deal.
  • Guest experts and speakers mean good networking connections, and on the last day you will pitch your project to an outside audience.

Will this make me successful?
The Bridge wants to help you achieve success, however you define it, so if you are determined and need a bit of extra mentorship and advice, chances are you will be successful. Just look at some notable past participants like Freeform Labs, EctoPlaza, Chambara, Kaisuo, and more!

When and where is this happening?
Bridge runs for 10 weeks from late May to the end of July. Class meets once per week on USC campus in the IMGD building, SCI. The exact dates and times are TBA.

How do I apply?
Applications open February 25th and close on March 25th. Application link here.

What if I have more questions?
We will update this page periodically so check back for more information. You may also write to USCinteractive@cinema.usc.edu for further inquiries.