Nigerian Game Developer – Maliyo Games – Partners Google to Train Young Africans on Mobile Game Development


Search engine giant, Google, is teaming up with Nigerian mobile game developer, Maliyo Games, to host #GameUp Bootcamp in Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria.

The Bootcamp is a game developer training program aimed at preparing young people for career success in the global gaming market.

As part of the bundle both companies are presenting, the program will offer developers access to mentorship and relevant tools needed to build a career in mobile game development.

Hugo Obi, Founder, Maliyo Games.

Participants in the training will learn to create mobile games for the Google Play store, as well as how to package and develop casual Android games using a modern self-paced and project-based learning system.

Speaking on the program, the founder of Maliyo Games, Hugo Obi, expressed excitement about his company working with Google to train hundreds of young people in Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria.

The African continent, with over 500 million mobile phone users, represents a massive business opportunity for people who have the creative and technical skills. That is the need we are addressing with this bootcamp. Our goal is to embed Africa’s vibrant culture into video games through storylines, character development, immersive environments, captivating sounds and strong visuals,” Hugo Obi, founder of Maliyo Games said.

He added that Africa has a huge business opportunity for creatives which aligns with Maliyo’s goal of embedding the continent’s vibrant culture into video games.

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The training would kickoff with a 5-month inaugural training. The training would run from August to December 2021.

The program, which is looking for people with basic programming skills, is billed to train participants on one of the following programming languages: C#, C++, HTML or JavaScript.

To be eligible for the training, you should:

  1. Live in Nigeria, Ghana or Kenya.
  2. Have a basic background in programming languages like C#, C++ and PHP.
  3. Have their own personal computer.
  4. Be available for the program that commences on August 16.

To process an application, click here.

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