Core Game Dev Bootcamp

Learn professional game development skills in a four-week online bootcamp
June 8 – July 3, 2020

Add multiplayer games to your resume

This summer, Manticore Games is hosting a one-month online international bootcamp for 10 aspiring professional developers. The program simulates real-life development in the industry and also includes daily workshops and direct training from Manticore Games developers.

Rider at Gate

Get private seminars from industry veterans on subjects including game design fundamentals, environment art, and entrepreneurship.

Hands-on Training

You will get in-depth instruction in Core from its creators. Every day, you will learn a new skill and put it into practice.

Create a Portfolio

During the bootcamp you will have the opportunity to create games and worlds. We will help you turn them into your own portfolio.

Hub Entrance
Final Project

The bootcamp culminates by forming teams to create a polished, complete multiplayer game. You will receive guidance, support, and any resources you need to succeed.

Application Process

Deadline: Sunday, May 17 at 11:59 PDT

How to Apply

The Core Game Dev Bootcamp is completely free, but there are limited seats. To apply for the program, submit your application below by Sunday, May 17 at 11:59 PDT.

Applicant Criteria
You are encouraged to apply if you are somebody who loves games and is interested in game making as a career. You would be a good fit if you are passionate, eager to learn, and driven. No experience or technical background necessary — in the bootcamp itself, you will get that hands-on training and pick up those professional skills! Interest in or experience in livestreaming is a big plus.


  • Be at least 18+ years of age at the start of the internship.
  • Fluent in English, both written and oral.
  • You must be able to commit 2 hours from 9am to 11am Pacific, Monday through Friday starting on June 8, 2020 until July 3, 2020.
  • Have access to a Windows PC that meets Core’s minimum requirements.

Those accepted into Core Game Dev Bootcamp will receive a stipend to level up their computer and livestreaming equipment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Core Game Dev Bootcamp?
Manticore Games is running a free intensive one-month online bootcamp to teach new game creators development in a professional setting. The program is completely online, and you can participate from your home.

When is Core Bootcamp?

Applications are open today, April 30, and run until May 17, 11:59pm PDT.
The bootcamp begins on June 8 and runs through July 3.

Who is running this bootcamp?
Manticore Games is empowering a new generation of game creators. We are the developers and operators of Core, a multiverse where games and worlds are brought to life by creators just like you. Members of our team launched Spore, The Sims, Dead Space, and dozens of other titles.

Who can apply?
You must be 18 years or older. The bootcamp is open to participants anywhere in the world, but you must be able to commit to being online 9am-11am Pacific, Monday through Friday, regardless of your timezone.

What is the time commitment?
Participants commit to 10 hours per week, which will be spent in workshops, 1:1s, and hands-on training.

Does this cost anything?
Nope! Participating in the bootcamp is free – but space in the program is very limited.

Do I need to have experience in game development?
Nope! No prior experience is required. Some of our best past students have come from unexpected backgrounds. However, we have one important hint: you should get familiar with Core in advance, because the application process will use it.

Sounds exciting! How do I apply?
Apply online at the Core Games Dev Bootcamp application page.

I have more questions! Who can I ask?

Send an email to, and we will be happy to answer.

About Core

Core is an endless universe of games and worlds designed by a global community of creators. It’s completely free to create and play games in the Multiverse.

You can get started now in Core. Follow step-by-step tutorials in Core Academy to start working on your first game. In less than an hour, you’ll be able to publish your multiplayer game and play it with your friends around the world.

We also strongly suggest applicants familiarize themselves with the game creation tools, as it will be used in the application process.