The Africa Space Programme was created by Khumo Moerane to promote game development across the African continent as well as to help bring as many diverse African developers as possible to help grow our industry. He chats with GIA about the vision for ASP.
Andrea is one half of South African developer duo and co-founder of “Hubblegum” based in Johannesburg. They are makers of the quirky ‘Helping Hand’ and are part of the growing alumni from Free Lives. They took some time to chat with GIA ahead of Playtopia MGA.
Festival de l’Electronique et du Jeu Vidéo d’Abidjan (FEJA) has marked its third iteration by hitting some outstanding milestones as West Africa’s largest consumer gaming event.
Kish Hirani is the CTO of London based Terra Virtua, an entertainment-focused digital collectibles platform across Mobile, AR and VR, with social, videogaming and creative experiences, enabled by blockchain. He is also an influencial and award winning diversity advocate. He took some time to chat with GIA.
Limpho Moeti is the Deputy Festival Director for Playtopia with her industry credits including a stint at Free Lives (BROFORCE, GORN, GENITAL JOUSTING). She is also a seasoned event speaker with some of her festival credits including A MAZE./ Berlin, Nordic Gam Jam and the Game Developers of Color. She devoted some time to chat with GIA.
Serge Abraham Thadee, who is behind the title African Heroes has been recognized for the efforts of his small team by earning a nomination in the Innovation category. at the Guinean J-Awards.
In the build up to Playtopia and Make Games Africa conference, GIA will feature interviews with some of the industry speakers at the event. First up is Andrew Parsons from Devolver Digital.
Moroccan studio – Altplay Studio have been slowly peeling away layers of secrecy around their new game – Nutopia. Culminating in a first ever demo of the PC title being shown at Paris Games Week.
Vodafone is bringing smart phone functionality to Tanzania by joining forces with KaiOS (the fastest growing and third ranked operating system) in the form of the Smart Kitochi.
The University of Lagos in Nigeria’s most populated city will play host to a two day workshop from Epic Games in December.