Let’s Get Coding
Being a game developer isn’t easy. It requires a great deal of knowledge and technical know-how. Also, when first starting out, it requires time and money. Luckily for you small, and relatively new, developers out there there is something out there to help. Today Code Coven and Facebook Gaming announced that, for the second year in a row, they will be launching the Game Developer Program. The program is designed to give mentorship, structured guidance, and yes, even financial support to novice game developers.
Tara Mustapha, CEO at Code Coven, says, “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Facebook Gaming for the second time. The course enables those from marginalised communities to enter and be embraced within the gaming industry.”
The program runs from June 13th to August 26th. Of course the program has points of focus it will be working on with novice developers. From learning to code to starting a studio and more. The aim of the program is to establish these, often overlooked, talents within the gaming community. In turn, allowing them to start their own studios, or go about seeking funding for projects.
Last year the program has been supporting over 450 game developers from 35 countries. Additionally, this support allows developers to star their own studios or projects. Furthermore, the program has left many novice developers negotiating deals with publishers.
Of course, the program is now open and accepting applications. Starting this Summer, the program is running for three months. So, those interested in the program are able to sign up on Code Coven’s website here.