From August, 2019

Cali4ways unveils new Boet Fighter trailer

Johannesburg based outfit, Cali4ways have released a new trailer for their upcoming action title – Boet Fighter. According to an update to the games Steam page, which reads: It’s a side-scrolling 2D ,platform, beat ém up in the style of Double Dragon and Golden Axe, and with a smidgen of Street Fighter and a sprinkle or two of creatine, and some grey-legal-area performance enhancing chemicals imported from…

Profile – Dawit Abraham

Dawit Abraham is an award-winning Game Developer and Android Application Engineer with a sound background in the fields of Native Android Application Development. He is also the CEO of Ethiopias sole game development studio, Qene Technologies – makers of Kukulu mobile game. In a brief profile, he highlights some of the challenges faced by local…

Enter Africa project launches 15 location based games.

Since late 2017, interdisciplinary teams from 15 African countries conceived ideas and visions for their cities and turned them into game experiences. Playable on mobile phones, 15 location-based games have been created under the moniker – Enter Africa. They are made for everybody keen to actively anticipate and engage with their cities’ transformation and to…

KaiOS powered TECNO device sets sights on Africa

TECNO, the leading mobile phone brand in Africa, today announced the launch of the latest 3G smart feature phone T901, the first TECNO device running on KaiOS, the leading mobile operating system for smart feature phones.  This is a significant step for both companies in closing the digital divide by bringing users–previously inhibited by device…

Kenyan app developers to face added tax demands

The Kenyan Revenue Authority is set to target developers of income generating applications as it drafts plans to incorporate online businesses into its revenue generating eco-system. According to reports from Business Daily, KRA plans to do this by working with the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) to obtain transactions data by resident and foreign-based app…

MGA teams up with Playtopia to celebrate the best of South Africa

Playtopia and Make Games Africa (MGA) have joined forces to make one ecstatic 3-day event where attendees can enjoy local and international indie games, eye melting interactive and digital art and a killer music line up! There will be two conferencing streams available to delegates this year, the MGA Business to Business conference and the Playtopia Talks aimed at delegates…

Game Developer Resource Kit

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and dive into the career of your dreams within the games industry. However, dependent on where you’re based on the continent you are likely to face a multitude of hurdles and challenges from conception to the launch of your game tinged project.You’ve successfully navigated a game development education,…

Cali4ways unveils studio space

Johannesburg based indie outfit – Cali4ways have offered a sneak peek into their new working office space. The South African outfit is currently working on their first game Boet Fighter, which is a stylised take on the side scrolling beat ’em up formula with a distinct local flavour. Boet Fighter doesn’t currently have a release…

Kiro’o Games celebrates financial milestone

According to various reports, Cameroon based Kiro’o Games have been able to raise $500,000 following a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign that was kickstarted in April of this year. Using its renowned « Rebuntu Equity Crowdfunding » process which allows Private Investors to buy shares for as little as $500 (about 275 000 FCFA), the round also present…