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Game Development Internship at Naya in Groningen

Job description

Job Overview

We are seeking a talented and motivated Game Development intern to join our team. As an intern for this position, you will gain hands-on experience in game design and development, as well as user experience design and quality assurance testing. You will also have the opportunity to work with experienced developers and enhance your knowledge and skills in creating engaging on-boarding experiences for users.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the consumer electronics industry while honing your skills and contributing to real-world projects. We are looking for someone, who is based in Groningen area and is available for a full-time (40 hours) internship for at least 5 months. We're flexible on the start date beyond those specified, and can accommodate your availability.

About Naya

Naya is dedicated to revolutionising the way we interact with technology. Our goal is to provide creators with seamless and intuitive tools, starting with our innovative modular split keyboard, Naya Create. With our cutting-edge products, we aim to enable users to interact with technology effortlessly and as it was meant to be.

About the Team

At Naya, we don't just talk about diversity and inclusivity - we live it. We are young and driven team consisting of individuals from over 12 different nationalities, creating a truly international environment where different perspectives and backgrounds are celebrated.

We are passionate about what we do. We take pride in our commitment to excellence and continuous learning, always striving to be the best we can be as a team. At Naya, we provide opportunities for personal and professional growth. We value open and direct communication and with a low hierarchy environment, everyone's voice is heard and respected, creating a collaborative and efficient workplace where innovation thrives.


  • Collaborate with the development team to design and develop on-boarding game(s) for an all-in-one keyboard for digital creators to minimise the learning curve.
  • Research and understand the needs of digital creators in regards to effective and engaging on-boarding experiences.
  • Develop game mechanics, assets, and scripts that are tailored to the specific features and capabilities of our hardware product.
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C++ or C#
  • Work alongside designers and artists to create visually appealing and dynamic graphics for the on-boarding games.
  • Test and provide feedback on the games' playability, usability, and overall quality.
  • Document the design and development process for the on-boarding games, including technical specifications, design rationale, and bug reports.
  • Communicate progress and updates to the development team and internship supervisor on a regular basis.
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to ensure that the on-boarding games effectively showcase the features of the custom mechanical keyboard.
  • Continuously iterate and improve the on-boarding games based on feedback from end-users and the development team.

Job requirements


  • Currently enrolled as a student pursuing an MBO, HBO, or WO degree in Game Development, Game Design, Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field.
  • Must remain enrolled as a student throughout the entire duration of the internship.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • You are available for a minimum of 5 months, 5 days per week ( 40 hrs).
  • Based in Groningen and is able to commute to the office.
  • Ability to multitask and manage deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

What’s in it for You

  • An opportunity to change the forefront of technology.
  • Huge growth (potential) and being embedded in an environment of 2 hardware scale-ups.
  • Inspiring, exciting and vivid office situated in the heart of a start-up hub.
  • Dynamic and diverse international environment with 12+ nationalities.
  • Internship compensation.
  • Lunch at the office (self-cooked).
  • Team building trips (the last trip was Mallorca, March 23).