In conjunction with the Nigerian mobile game producer, Maliyo Games, Google has announced the introduction of a new five-month training program for game creators in Africa to effectively design, scale, market, and promote the next generation of outstanding mobile games.
Maliyo has a number of Android and iOS games, including Niger Delta Commando, a side-scrolling action game.
A Virtual Training Program
Accepted candidates will take part in a virtual training program from August 16 to December 23, 2021, during which they will be assessed on three levels of instruction: Game Development Fundamentals, Game Development Intermediate, and Game Development Advanced. Publish Your First Game on the Play Store if You Succeed on the Play Store.
Only applicants who complete level one are allowed to move to stage two.
“With over 500 million mobile phone users, the African continent represents a significant business opportunity for persons with creative and technological skills. With this Bootcamp, we’re addressing that need,” states Hugo Obi, founder of Maliyo Games.
“Our goal is to incorporate Africa’s vivid culture into video games through storytelling, character development, immersive landscapes, fascinating sounds, and strong visuals.”
“We started this program because we’re always looking for exceptional people to join our team as a game development studio,” Obi explained.
Coding/Programming Skills Needed
According to Maliyo Games, anyone with basic programming abilities or a computer science background is welcome to apply to the Bootcamp. Potential candidates must also be familiar with one of the following programming languages, according to the organization: PHP, C#, or C++.
Participants will learn to develop mobile games for the Google Play store using a contemporary self-paced and project-based learning style. During the Bootcamp session, they will polish, package, and build casual Android games.
The program, which began on Monday, July 19, 2021, includes mentorship, training seminars and clinics, and networking activities. On August 2, 2021, the program will come to an end.
Visit the website for additional information or to apply.