Your game development career startS here

Learn how to create casual Android games for Africa and the world

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Are you Young, Smart and Ambitious?

Are you Smart, Passionate and Ambitious?

Do you have a passion to create content? Do you possess the 4 Cs Commitment, Competence, Creativity and Collaboration?

About Bootcamp

About Bootcamp

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

What to Expect

What to Expect

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria

Key Dates

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Key Dates

Application Deadline


Ramp Up Assessment

9th August 2021

Training Commences

16th August 2021

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All applicants who meet the eligibility criteria would receive an automatic invitation to attend a C# ramp up event.

Please check your inbox/junk/spam/promotions folder for an email from GameUp Africa titled 'GameUp Africa Assessment Day Invitation' and take the steps required to confirm your slot in the assessment day event.

Applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not receive any further communication at this time. We will get in-touch when the programme opens up in your country.

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

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​

Absolutely, we are looking to attract a diverse pool of talented individuals who can thrive in a self-paced learning environment. Don't worry if you don't know a thing about game development, we are looking for people like you. 

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. 

Please send in your application by midnight Monday, 2nd of August 2021. Early application is advised, please click here to start your application.

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 bootcamp will take place online.

The course curriculum will cover topics such as;


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

Absolutely, if you are an experienced game developer, we would love to have you support our aspiring game developers. Please complete this form and a member of the team will reach out to you.

If you are a game studio looking to hire game programmers; we can recommend some of the great talents coming through the bootcamp.

Please complete the form here to indicate your interest and we will get in touch soon.

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