Maliyo Games/Google Game Developer Bootcamp 2021 for beginner African Mobile Game Developers.

Application Deadline: 2nd August 2021

Google in partnership with Maliyo Games has launched a training Bootcamp for beginner game developers that aims to take you from zero experience to creating android game titles published on the Google Play store.

  1. Are you Smart, Passionate and Ambitious?
  2. Do you have a passion to create content? Do you possess the 4 Cs CommitmentCompetenceCreativity and Collaboration?

Join the Game Developer Bootcamp designed for individuals with basic programming knowledge or computer science background. You will learn how to refine, package and develop casual Android games.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Reside in Nigeria, Ghana or Kenya
  • Own a laptop or desktop computer
  • Must pass the Ramp Up Course
  • Available to commence bootcamp in August 2021

Anyone in Nigeria, Ghana or Kenya can apply; however our ideal candidate should possess some of the following qualities

  • Demonstrable knowledge of one of the programming language (C#, C++, HTML, JavaScript)
  • Have successfully completed an online software programming course in the past 12 months
  • A strong passion for self learning and problem solving
  • Enthusiastic about launching a game development career


  • State of the art mobile gaming curriculum
  • Self-paced and project-based learning
  • Peer support community
  • Data allowance

Selected candidates can expect the following during the training.

  • State-of-the-art mobile gaming curriculum
  • Self-paced and project-based learning
  • Periodic assessments and evaluation
  • Power & Internet access
  • Modern work environment
  • Certification & Paid Internship

After completing the online application here, complete the C# ramp up course to enable you to prepare for the upcoming technical interview. Top students from the technical interview who meet the eligibility criteria would be invited to join the programme. 

The bootcamp will operate 3 levels. Students who successfully complete level 1 will progress to level 2 and so on. 

Level 1 

Theme: Game Development Fundamentals

Duration: 12 weeks

Start Date: 16th August 2021

End Date: 5th November 2021

Level 2

Theme: Succeed on the Play Store

Duration: 4 Weeks

Start Date: 8th November

End Date: 6th December

Level 3

Theme: Publish Your First Game

Duration: 3 Weeks

Start Date: 6th December

End Date: 23rd December

The course curriculum will cover topics such as;

  • Game mechanics
  • Level design
  • In-game monetisation
  • Gamification techniques
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine learning
  • Teamwork & collaboration
  • Presentation

This training bootcamp is powered by Google and Maliyo Games, a mobile games development studio based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Key Dates

  • Application Deadline : 2nd August 2021
  • Ramp Up Assessment: 9th August 2021
  • Training Commences: 16th August 2021

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Maliyo Games/Google Game Developer Bootcamp 2021


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