Game Development Internship

Position Summary:

Maliyo Games is seeking a game developer intern to join our game design team. You will be developing games using the Unity3D game engine and other relevant programming languages and performing code maintenance for existing mobile games.  To ensure success in this role, you must have knowledge of C# programming languages and their applications.

Position: Game Development Internship

Status: Full-Time

Location: Remote

Application Deadline: 31st December, 2021

Company Overview

Maliyo is a Lagos-based game development studio that creates African-inspired games for mobile users with over 40 games in our portfolio. Maliyo infuses the continent’s lively culture and experiences into everything we create. Our goal is to embed Africa’s vibrant culture into video games through storylines, character development, immersive environments, captivating sounds, and strong visuals.

Essential Functions:

  • Select suitable game frameworks and translate concepts into clean and efficient code
  • Design and test gameplay features and prototypes
  • Generate game scripts and storyboards, as well as animate game characters and objects
  • Program game’s terrain and AI for non-player characters
  • Contribute to user interface development, as well as the integration of graphic design, animation and audio features
  • Develop game milestones, checkpoints and expansion packs
  • Perform tests and implement validation procedures
  • Troubleshoot code and fix bugs
  • Document the full lifecycle of game development
  • Maintain code, resolve issues, and perform bug fixes
  • Integrate the latest game industry trends into game designs


  • Background in or student of computer science, computer engineering, or similar technical skills, including game design and development
  • Demonstrated experience building application program interfaces (APIs)
  • Knowledge of Unity game engine and/or related technologies
  • Knowledge of programming languages, such as C#, C++, Object C, Parse, JavaScript or Java
  • Prior app development experience in Android or iOS is desirable
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving skills, communication, collaboration, organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to contribute to innovation in game design
  • Personal commitment to improving your own knowledge and skills with a proactive and enthusiastic approach to work
  • Work requires continued attention to detail in establishing priorities and meeting deadlines
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while adhering to deadlines and within a fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility and the ability to work with cross-functional teams in-person and remotely

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