From September, 2019

African Heroes to rise in October

Young Guinean startup entrepreneur of the year – Serge Abraham Thadée, has had a pretty impressive year so far, but with as the senior game designer for his first mobile game – “African Heroes” in the works, things are about to get even better. According to a series of posts on social media touting the…

Kenyan developers join industry fight against climate change

Some of the biggest names in the video games industry, including Kenyan ‘Internet of Elephants’ have formally committed to harness the power of their platforms to take action in response to the climate crisis. Combined, the commitments from 21 companies will result in a 30 million tonne reduction of CO2 emissions by 2030, will see…

Klan of the Kings teases new game

Ugandan studio – Klan of the Kings have lifted the lid on their upcoming project, Sunjata: Trumpet of Last Day. Studio head, Ronald Kayima proudly revealed the new trailer on social media with Sunjata the studios first large scale project. A new trailer showcasing game play features the titles principal character – Kaar Menelik and…

Jobs – Kiro’o Games

Kiro’o Games is the first video game creation studio in Cameroon. The company continues to go from strength to strength as they seek to realize the ” Wallbreakers ” vision to break the walls of generations and create the Africa of their dreams. They are recruiting to fill the following 4 positions: 1 Sales Assistant 1 Administrative Assistant 2 web…

Explosive Math lands on Google Play

Kenyan mobile game outfit – Mesmerize Studio have released their first full game – Explosive Math. Helmed by Moses Mbugua, the title is the studios first proper attempt at making a free to play casual game and had been in development for 5 months. Commenting on the project which was built using Unity, Moses said;…

Profile – Olivier Madiba

CEO of Kiro’o Games, Olivier Madiba is the very definition of a pioneer. Renowned for starting one of the first game studios in West Africa, the first African RPG (Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan) and most recently a crowdfunded investment call that has garnered huge support and general acclaim, you could say taking the lead…

IESA releases Serious Games report

The Serious About Games initiative – launched in 2016 by the Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi), supported by Interactive Entertainment South Africa (IESA), Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI) has produced its first report on the state of the industry. As an introduction to the initiative, the report provides a definition of the concept…

ADMI AppFactory opens up about Microsoft4Afrika partnership

The ADMI team explains the exciting things that the AppFactory has to offer, the opportunities available in the market and tips on what will set them apart in the industry. In March 2019, ADMI announced a partnership with Microsoft designed to provide a gateway into the job market for a lot of aspiring game developers.…

Johana Riquier talks MTN Gaming Conference

African gaming advocate and games business development manager at Unity was one of the key speakers at the recent MTN Gaming Conference in Accra. In a panel with other luminaries from the blossoming industry, explored ways to create and market engaging and revolutionary games that would put Ghana on the games industry map. GIA pulled…