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Game On

The Elevate Game Development Accelerator

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Location

Zimbabwe

July - September, 2018

See Schedule Below

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What is GameOn?

Game On is a 3 month long Game Development Accelerator run by The TechVillage and Econet’s Elevate Youth Club. It is an opportunity for game designers and developers to get together and build mobile games for the Southern African region, utilising resources provided by The TechVillage and Elevate Youth Club. The top 5 games will be acquired by Elevate Youth and will go on to receive development and strategy-oriented support until launch working closely with the Econet team through Elevate.

Where

Anywhere in Zimbabwe.

When

July to September

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The TechVillage

The first innovation hub in Bulawayo.

We helps entrepreneurs turn their ideas into sustainable businesses and in the same process enabling corporates and other ecosystem partners to leverage on innovation and entrepreneurship in meeting their organisational goals.

Our mission is to empower young people to be better at solving real world problems that exist in our communities. We leverage on technology and entrepreneurship to lower the cost of innovation and in so doing, enabling young people to participate in Africa’s digital economy.

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How it works

Interested Game Developers must sign up by completing this form.

You will be contacted within 24 hours with further instructions and be added to the necessary communication platforms and channels.

All Developers who successfully sign up will be taken through the basic development roadmap and be expected to submit their initial brief by the 22th of July 2018 here.

All game prototypes will then be submitted for judging to The TechVillage on the 10th of August 2018, the top 5 games then being announced shortly afterwards.

The Resources that will be available to the top 5 games are listed here.

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Developer Benefits

Prize

The top 5 games developers will each receive $2000.00 as a cash prize. The developer will be free to decide how and on what they spend this cash prize on.

Tools and services

Access to the Econet Wireless suite of tools and services. Game developers can integrate any of the Econet Wireless services into their games and then get access to services like the Ecocash API and such.

Technical Mentorship

The top 5 game developers will work with Econet Wireless top executives to refine the game and to develop a launch strategy.

Follow on Resources

Access to follow on resources like cloud computing credits that the Developers can utilise for any other projects after the Game On accelerator.

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Elevate Youth

Elevate, Empower, Inspire…

We all have that force within us…It's that thing that drives us everyday. When times get hard and things get tough, it's the light that brings us out of the dark.

When you discover your spark, what makes you tick, what drives you – you become unstoppable! It just takes one spark to light a fire…one chance, one opportunity, one moment that can change your life forever…Embrace the force within you!

We are here to elevate you to the next level. Giving you that opportunity to take control of every area of your life. Master your craft, upgrade your hustle, control your destiny!

Event Schedule

Registration Form

July 1 | Online

Registration

Register for the Gameon Accelerator and agreement signing!

TechVillage

July 20 | Online

1st Progress Check-in

First Game Check-in!

Participants

July 22 | Online

Submission

Submit Game brief!

TechVillage

July 27 |Online

2nd Progress Check In

Second Game Check-in!

The TechVillage

August 03 |Online

Game Testing

Prototype Game Testing!

The TechVillage

August 10 | Online

Submission

Submission of Game for Judging!

Judges

August 11 | TBA

Adjudication

Submission of Game for Judging!

Elevate Youth

August 13 | TBA

Announcement

Announcement of the Top 5 games!!

Participants

August 16 | TBA

Agreement Signing

Agreement Signing!

Participants

August 31 | TBA

Refinement and Integration

Game Refinement and Integration!

Participants

September 15 | TBA

Refinement and Integration

Game Refinement and Integration!

TechVillage

September 17 | Online

Beta Testing

Closed Beta Testing!

Elevate Youth

September 28 | TBA

Game Launch

Official game Launch!

Whose Running It

Meet The Team

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JULY - SEPTEMBER, 2018

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe