Ridtech Guinea – a small startup game studio from Guinea have released their first game – African Heroes to local acclaim. The five person outfit led by the young and highly ambitious Serge Abraham Thadee developed the game as a commentary on Guineas resistance to colonisation.
Developed for PC and android, the release of African Heroes is a testament to the perseverance and creative endeavour of youth with Serge and his band of youth sometimes going days without sleep. One member of his team is Aissata Sow.
I worked a little with programming, but especially on the game scenario.Aissata Sow
We split the tasks, with Serge mainly working on the design and programming and I researched stories of the many countries across the continent.
From a societal point of view, the the strides taken by Ridtech Guinea are a culmination of efforts drafted by the Guinean government to champion the merits of gaming and interactive entertainment. A national summit is planned in 2020 to address ways of providing more opportunities for the youth in digital economies.
African Heroes tells the story of a girl named M’Balia with thoughts of N’DIMBA on her mind. Her mission is to find the mask and return it to its roots. N’DIMBA is viewed by many as a fertility goddess and symbolises the female values of fertility, the fertility of the earth and abundant harvests.