Developers Zone II

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Developers Zone II

Code, develop, create and push boundaries.

August - October, 2022

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About Developers Zone II

An incubation program for video game developers that lasts two months and includes onsite and online mentoring and training sessions carried out by industry professionals. This program is a completely free initiative promoted by The Saudi Esports Federation (SEF), in partnership with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and CODE.

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Objectives
  • Strengthen the video games industry in KSA
  • Improve developers’ production pipeline
  • Maximize developers’ business opportunities
Requirements
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Saudi citizen based in Saudi Arabia
game
Video game studio
coding
Development teams (game designer, artist, programmer)
marketing
Game demo already showing some market potential
age
Age Group +18
Program Topics, Timeline and Location
Onsite in Boulevard Riyadh City

1st Phase (August 9th - September 8th)

  • Production of gaming
  • Game designing
  • Implementing agile methodologies

 

2nd Phase (September 9th - October 9th)

  • Marketing
  • Monetization strategy
  • Pitching to investors

 

(Average of 5-6 hours per day during the program)

Program Meetups
Final Ceremony

Developers Zone winners announcement

 

KPIs of First Edition
1
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Saudi Riyals of Competition Prizes
1000
Participants
100
Nominated Game
26
Participated Country
10
Winners
8
Workshops
Your Journey
01

8th Jul, 2021

Registration
02

22nd Aug, 2021

Training
03

2nd Sep, 2021

Voting
04

10th Oct, 2021

Final Ceremony
Prizes
1
$15,000

First Place

2
$14,000

Second Place

1
$12,000

Third Place

2
$11,000

Fourth Place

1
$9,000

Fifth Place

2
$7,500

Sixth Place

1
$6,500

Best Design

2
$6,500

Best Story

1
$6,500

Best Visual Effects 

2
$6,500

Best Sound Effects

FAQs

Both Arabic and English, and your game must be in either both or one of the languages.

Absolutely, as long as your game is complete and is ready for play and review by our judges.

Unfortunately, this competition is for mobile games only.

Yes, the video is needed, as well as the screenshots. Please submit a short clip of 60-120 seconds max showcasing your game. You can use Loom to record and upload your video.

Yes, all qualified game will be posted on our website for everyone to view and read up on, and hopefully, vote for!

No, winners will be chosen based on both the public voting as well as the evaluation made by our judges.

No, this competition is open for all the creative developers around the world!

Games qualified to move onto the competition must meet all our criteria, and then begin the public voting and evaluation by our judges.

The workshops will be presented virtually via Zoom, and all qualified participants will be notified via email later on.

We will inform all qualified participants via email.

You can reach us at info@thedev.zone

FAQs

The Developers Zone II starts mid-August, exact dates are chosen once the cohort has been finalized. The program will take place in VENUE.

The Developers Zone II lasts two months. In the first month the training is focused on production and game design, and its goal is to make teams realize the importance of implementing agile methodologies in order to improve project management, planning and performance. After that, the training program will focus on marketing, monetization strategy and pitching.

The Developers Zone II main goal is to strengthen the video games industry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We train incubated teams to improve their production pipeline and to maximize their business opportunities.

The Developers Zone II will offer to the best teams additional economic aid to cover concrete needs, like hiring professionals to add missing roles to the teams or outsourcing tasks to increase publishing opportunities.

Studios can expect to dedicate an average of 5-6 hours per day to The Developers Zone II training and production follow-up, throughout 2 months, starting in mid-August and ending around mid-October. This is not a full-time incubator.

Get in touch with us by emailing INFO EMAIL.

Once the call closes, a group of experts will review all applications. Experts will score applications based on originality, quality, market potential and development team. The Organization will contact all applicants to inform them about selection process results.

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