Phase 2 : Video Game

Deadline for Applications extended to 25 July 2021

For its 5th edition, Digital Lab Africa is switching to a fully online format. The incubation and mentorship programs followed by the DLA#5 laureates include online activities, online mentorship, and participation to online industry events.

After the successful 1st phase, Digital Lab Africa 5th edition the 2nd phase of its call for applications is now open until 25 July 2021 (extended). This 2nd phase is dedicated to video games category.

DLA#5 call for application is open to anyone from the field of digital content creation: artists, producers, designers, start-ups, SMEs, collectives, students or entrepreneurs, living or native from a Sub-Saharan African country. It targets innovative digital content from the perspective of form, storytelling and technologies used in gaming.

The applications are reviewed by the DLA Selection Committees based on criteria of creativity, artistic/technical quality, technological aspect and potential.


To apply for phase 2 (video game):

1 – Fill in the online form

2 – Email your application documents to: applications@digilabafrica.com

Deadline to apply is: 25 July 2021 (extended)

Download the call for applications (English)
Fill in the applications form

Application files:

  • Pitch deck / Presentation document (PDF, PowerPoint or Word) including:
    • Project overview
    • Game concept . Gameplay
    • Statement of intent
    • Target audience and strategy
    • Technical information
    • Graphic / Visual elements
  • Any preview, or demo of the project (if available)
  • A short video pitch [2 to 3 min] explaining your concept and why you want to be part of the DLA Mentorship & Incubation program.
  • A cover letter explaining why you want to take part in the DLA program.
  • A resume/curriculum vitae of the applicant and/or description of the company represented
  • A picture (.jpeg) of the applicant

About DLA video game incubation:


The Video Game category is open to all prototypes/concepts of video game for any type of device (smartphone, computer, console etc..). Video game projects with creative storytelling/experience and using innovative technologies will be considered first. All type of games are accepted: casual games, adventure, platform, social gaming, strategy, e-sport etc.

Online incubation programme

  • Online masterclasses by key players of the gaming industry, and online participation to Demo Day pitch session, organized by La Plaine Images – between October 2021 and March 2022
  • Online participation to the African Creative Meetings, organized in France by Leno – September 2021
  • Online workshopon playtest, organised by Play in Lab – Between September and December 2021
  • Online workshop on video game marketing – Between September and December 2021
  • Online participation to the Africa Games Week – December 2021
  • Online mentorship by experts of the gaming industry