Calling All Game Enthusiasts, Developers, and Artists: Register Now for the 2024 Maliyo Summer Game Jam!

2024 Maliyo Annual Game Jam

Greetings, gaming enthusiasts! Maliyo Games is thrilled to announce the 2024 Annual Maliyo Summer Game Jam, a unique opportunity for game developers, artists, and creators to showcase their talents, innovate, and connect with a vibrant community of like-minded individuals. This year’s jam will take place from June 21st to June 28th, 2024, and we invite you to join us for an unforgettable week of creativity and game development.

Unleashing Creativity and Innovation

At Maliyo Games, we believe in the power of creativity and the endless possibilities that gaming can offer. The Maliyo Summer Game Jam is designed to foster a community of passionate creators who are eager to push the boundaries of game development. Participants will have just seven days to create a mobile game based on a special theme that will be revealed at the start of the jam.

The Game Jam Theme

Every great game jam needs an inspiring theme, and this year, we have an exciting theme prepared. Participants are invited to explore uncharted territories, break new ground, and push the boundaries of game design. Embrace the challenge, think outside the box, and create games that captivate players with unique gameplay mechanics, immersive storytelling, and stunning visuals. Stay tuned for the big reveal!

Reflecting on Last Year’s Success: “Afrofuturism”

Last year’s theme, “Afrofuturism,” brought forth an array of innovative and captivating games that showcased the rich and diverse culture of Africa. Here are the top five games that emerged from the 2023 Maliyo Summer Game Jam:

  1. Afro Floor Runner: Become a true warrior as you race against time in this parkour-inspired game set in a futuristic metropolis influenced by African cityscapes. Use special “All For Running On (AFRO)” Shoes to match the surfaces of your shoes and experience the rush of adrenaline.

>>> Play Afro Floor Runner on

  1. Mutoa Racing: Experience the future of racing-inspired by Nigeria and Cameroon. Get your adrenaline pumping with high-speed action and customizable vehicles in this game that embodies the spirit of innovation and progress.

>>> Play Mutoa Racing on

  1. AfroVerse Adventure: Embark on an action-packed journey blending traditional African aesthetics with futuristic elements. Meet extraordinary characters, conquer thrilling challenges, and unveil the untold stories of Afrofuturism.

>>> Play AfroVerse Adventure on

  1. Afrofuturistic Odyssey: Immerse yourself in a captivating puzzle adventure that merges tradition with innovation. Solve intriguing puzzles and traverse through a mesmerizing world that sparks the imagination and leaves players yearning for more.

>>> Play Afrofuturistic Odyssey on

  1. IMPULU: Step into the world of Akin, an inventor, and her bot as they retrieve the stolen energy orb called Hereal. Knock out monsters, collect keys, and power up to retrieve the precious orb in this thrilling adventure.

            >>> Play IMPULU on

These games exemplify the extraordinary talent and creativity within our community, and we are excited to see what this year’s participants will bring to the table.

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Why You Should Participate

The Maliyo Summer Game Jam offers numerous benefits and opportunities for participants:

  • Creative Freedom: Develop a game based on a unique theme and unleash your creativity.
  • Collaboration and Networking: Connect with fellow developers, artists, and enthusiasts from around the world. Form teams, share ideas, and build lasting relationships within the gaming industry.
  • Mentorship and Learning: Receive guidance, feedback, and support from seasoned mentors who are experts in various aspects of game development.
  • Showcasing and Recognition: Showcase your game to a global audience, receive feedback from industry experts, and gain recognition for your work. Top games will be featured on the Maliyo Games platform, providing exposure and potential opportunities for future collaboration and commercialization.

The Gaming Industry and Maliyo Games

The gaming industry is a rapidly growing field with endless possibilities for innovation and creativity. Maliyo Games stands at the forefront of this movement, dedicated to promoting African culture through gaming and supporting the development of talented creators. We believe in the power of games to tell stories, connect people, and inspire change.

Join Us for the 2024 Maliyo Summer Game Jam

Don’t miss this chance to be a part of something extraordinary. Whether you’re a seasoned developer or just starting, the Maliyo Summer Game Jam is the perfect platform to showcase your skills, learn from others, and make your mark in the gaming industry.

Register now for the 2024 Maliyo Summer Game Jam and join us in this thrilling adventure of creativity and innovation. Visit to secure your spot today!

Let’s create gaming experiences that inspire and entertain players worldwide!

Happy gaming!