Sam Corcoran, technical account manager for Google, said that the tech giant received over 4,000 applications from developers for its upcoming Stadia platform.


Corcoran shared the information during Develop:Brighton 2019, according to

Stadia Partners is a program through which developers can pitch their games currently in development to Google. Google curators will manually review every project to decide whether it can become a Stadia title.

Since the submissions are reviewed by people rather than automatically, Corcoran encourages developers to “put some thought into that application.”

He also shares some ideas on how to increase the visibility of your project in the flood of competing applications.

“What I’d really recommend – and what is always well-received – is having a good think about the access the Stadia provides, which allows people to play across all these different endpoints and hopefully can widen the range of players that can engage with your game. Think about if that does anything particular for your game. If access from any device has an impact on the design of your game. And also, what new opportunities are out there thanks to that ease of access.”

Stadia will launch in November and will be initially available in 14 countries.