Kucheza Gaming has joined forces with Digital Schoolhouse (DSH), a UK-based programme which uses play-based learning to engage the next generation of pupils and teachers, to deliver Computer Science lessons to young people in Nigeria.
Now in its third year, the South African based Business of Gaming Forum (BOGF) has taken the necessary decision to move this years event online.
A new studio has popped up in Nigeria and its name is Jiwe Studios. The young team of creatives, visual artists, gamers and enthusiasts are currently working on their first game, USONI, a post apocalyptic Sci-Fi title that follows Ophelia’s journey back home to Turkana.
Unity Technologies has partnered with Abu Dhabi media cluster TwoFour54 to set up a gaming cluster designed to boost the MENA region.
According to a recent report on Consumer Insights and the state of gaming in South Africa by NewZoo, the country’s population of about 20.3 million gamers spent a whopping $210 million in 2019.
Nookhema Interactive have taken the first tentative steps to fulfilling an ambition steeped in international recognition with the formation of a new European studio – Joinplay Games.
Twin Drums is set to be the next developer with roots from the continent to take the crowdfunding plunge. Releasing a detailed exploration of their game – The Wagadu Chronicles lore, the Ghana/Berlin studio fronted by Allan Cudicio is gearing up for their first foray on Kickstarter.
On October 4 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa signed a bill dubbed the “Internet Censorship Bill” designed to curb online abuse and harassment. However, the bill has been widely criticised for being poorly written and the level of power afforded to the Film and Publications Board (FPB).
CEO of Leti Arts, Eyram Tawia has joined forces with Ghanaian Bluecrest College to launch a series of virtual online certificate courses aimed at those keen to break into the games industry. Whilst it’s the start of a long held ambition, the course could be a proving ground for the formation of a game design and development school.
The continent welcomes another industry event this week. Africa comicade Gamathon is a hackathon focused on bringing Africa’s game developers together to design and develop games that would impact Africa’s ever-growing game development industry.