Kickstart Your

Game Development Career

Learn how to make quality games for Africa and the world. 

About Us

GameUp Africa is a 5-month annual training programme that provides an entry point into the games industry for individuals with technical skills.

The programme is designed to administer foundational training on a diverse array of skills within the game industry. 

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Programme Components

GameUp Africa bootcamp equips you with the in-demand skills you need, through these focused components.

LMS

We offer a self-paced, project-based  learning experience through our Learning Management System (LMS).

Community

Our online community fosters a collaborative atmosphere for knowledge exchange and networking.

Events

Our events bring together game development  talent across Africa to learn, share, network and collaborate.

Peer Support

Our small learning groups foster peer support and knowledge exchange among members.

Game Jam

We host a seven-day game development marathon during the bootcamp.

Pan African

Our programme attracts individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds across the continent.

Our Approach

Explore GameUp Africa’s structured framework designed to equip you with hands on skills and knowledge.

Structure

Explore GameUp Africa’s structured framework designed to equip you with hands on skills and knowledge.

Assessment

Take an assessment test for your selected course after your application.

Learning

Complete a self-paced, project-based curriculum, with ongoing support from our trainers and program facilitators.

Mentoring

Team up with your peers and work on a project of your choice for 4 weeks, supported by your mentors.

Project

Pitch your game idea, get feedback, create and publish your first game project.

Work Experience

Apply to local and international game studios for paid internships.

Testimonials

Rewarding

“A great experience in an inspiring community.The bootcamp allowed me to discover the world of game development. Today I am able to create games in just a few months of learning, it’s really rewarding!”

Prisca Gueswende

Excellent

“The GameUp Africa team has provided me with excellent support and guidance throughout the course, and I have gained valuable skills and knowledge that will help me grow as a game developer.”

Davis Junior

Fantastic

“This is the most organised programme I have participated in. I was able to learn alot about game development in just 5 months, fantastic!“

Bolu Adetayo

Superb

“Moving at my own pace has really helped me come up with great ideas that even shocked me. The engagement level was superb.”

Gidraph Kinyua

Testimonials

Rewarding

“A great experience in an inspiring community. The bootcamp allowed me to discover the world of game development. Today I am able to create games in just a few months of learning, it’s really rewarding!”

Prisca Gueswende

Excellent

“The GameUp Africa team has provided me with excellent support and guidance throughout the course, and I have gained valuable skills and knowledge that will help me grow as a game developer.”

David Junior

Fantastic

“This is the most organised programme I have participated in. I was able to learn alot about game development in just 5 months, fantastic!“

Bolu Adetayo

Superb

“Moving at my own pace has really helped me come up with great ideas that even shocked me. The engagement level was superb.”

Gidraph Kinyua

Join our Community

Be a part of the largest community game development professionals!

Connect, network and share ideas with a vibrant community of artists, engineers, designers, animators, UI/UX designers from across Africa and beyond.

FAQs

Our ideal candidate should possess some of the following qualities.

  • Students or recent graduates with a technical background
  • Creative Professionals transitioning into the game industry
  • Proactive learners exhibiting a high sense of self-motivation
  • Passionate gamers with technical aptitude
  • Available to commit for the full length of the programme

Selected candidates can expect the following during the programme.

  • State of the art curriculum
  • Self-paced and project-based learning
  • Peer support system
  • Periodic assessments and evaluation
  • Experienced mentors from around the world
  • Programme events with special guest speakers
  • Option to participate in a game jam
  • Certificate of Completion 
  • Paid Internship​ for top performers

Fill out our online application form to express your interest in the program. Our team will review your application and we’ll be in touch to let you know about the next steps!

Applications for the GameUp Africa Bootcamp close at midnight (GMT+01:00) on Sunday, August 11th, 2024. We highly recommend applying early to secure your spot in the programme.

Click here to start your application today!

The GameUp Africa Bootcamp kicks off on August 26th and runs through December 6th. Graduation will take place on 13th December

Learn from Anywhere: The GameUp Africa Bootcamp is delivered entirely online, offering you the flexibility to learn at your own pace, regardless of your location.

The GameUp Africa program is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to create your dream game. Here’s a breakdown of the phases you’ll go through:

  • Phase 1: Learning (10 weeks): This intensive learning phase will provide a solid foundation in your selected discipline. You’ll master key concepts, hone your skills, and gain the knowledge you need to succeed.
  • Phase 2: Game Jam (1 week): Put your newfound skills to the test in a 7 day Game Jam. Collaborate with your peers to create a game within a short timeframe. It’s an intense and rewarding experience that will push your creativity and problem-solving abilities.
  • Phase 3: Mentorship (5 weeks): Here, you’ll be paired with a seasoned mentor who will offer personalised guidance and support as you refine your game concept and bring it to life.

Please note: Only students who successfully complete the learning phase will proceed to the mentorship phase.