Welcome to CrazyHubs – Cape Town, South Africa

Join our hyper-casual gaming accelerator – registration is OPEN!

CrazyLabs is proud to announce the collaboration with Carry1st, the leading publisher of mobile games and interactive content in Africa, to create the first hyper-casual gaming accelerator in Africa.

Developers and studios interested in learning how to create #1 hyper-casual games are invited to CrazyHub Cape Town. Join the newest branch of CrazyHubs and learn everything you need to know about hyper-casual mobile games.

Terms:

  • A fun and inspiring work environment within a dedicated office space.
  • A strong partner – a leading mobile games developer and publisher with over a decade of experience.
  • Professional training in the field of hyper-casual, including
    • Hands-on guidance from senior executives.
    • Mentorship sessions from industry experts.
  • All graduates will receive a completion certificate – The CrazyHubs Diploma.
  • A monthly stipend will be provided for each team member for the duration of the program.
  • A profit share plan for the most successful games developed within the program time period: games that meet certain benchmarks will qualify for a share of profits received when published on global platforms.

Requirements:

  • Desire to get into hyper-casual mobile game development.
  • All applications must be above 18  years of age.
  • All applicants are requested to send a link to their game portfolio.
  • All applicants are requested to submit a home assignment (for non-commercial purposes).
  • Teams must include at least 1 Unity developer, can be a single member or a team of up to 3 members.
  • 1 team member must be able to communicate in English
  • You must be willing and able to join the program full-time for 3 months, with an option for extension to 6 months.
  • You and your team must attend the hub program physically and come to Cape Town on a daily basis.

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Q: Who can participate?

A: Anyone above 18 years of age and who is willing to physically be located at the hub in Cape Town for a minimum duration of 3 months, 40 hours a week. 

Q: Can I apply if I’m not a Unity Developer?

CrazyHubs Cape Town is a gaming accelerator, and as such hub members are expected to have basic knowledge in Unity. However, if you’re not a developer, we urge you to find a Unity developer and join forces. In the meantime, you can do the home assignment and create only the design segment.

Q: Can I apply without a team?

A: Yes, you can apply as solo or as a team with other hub applicants.  

Q: Can we apply as a team?

A: Yes, you can apply in teams of up to 3 people, as long as at least 1 member of the team is a Unity developer. We urge you to apply as a team.

Q: How are the hub members selected?

A: We ask you to submit your portfolio while applying. After that we’ll arrange an introduction call, and afterwards you’ll be asked to submit a home assignment (for non-commercial purposes). Successful applicants will also have an interview before the CrazyHubs team announces the finalists.

Q: What is the content of the education program?

A: There will be a range of lessons lectured by the professionals of CrazyLabs team, about product, marketing, business, LiveOps management of hyper-casual games. There will also be technical sessions about Unity development, UI/UX and Game Design from experts, and daily mentorship sessions.

Q: When are we going to start developing our hyper-casual games?

A: You will start developing games with CrazyLabs guidance starting from the 2nd week, after the initial lessons.

Q: Can I join the program online?

A: No, you must physically attend 5 days a week at the hub location in Cape Town.

Q: Do I receive office equipment during the hub program?

A: You’ll need to bring your own laptop and equipment, but you’ll have a dedicated office space for you and your team.

Q: Do I get a certificate after completing the hub program?

A: Yes. After you complete the hub program, you will receive the CrazyHubs Diploma – a certificate about your participation in the hub.

Q: Do I get financial support during the hub program?

A: Yes, indeed. During the hub program, all hub members will receive a monthly stipend.

Q: Will my games be published by CrazyLabs?

A: Yes, if the games you developed during the hub program pass our internal tests, we will publish your games in app stores, and you will receive a profit share.