South Sudanese game developer, Lual Mayen has been doing the press rounds to talk about his journey from a refugee to the head of his own game studio ahead of the launch of his first game – Salaam.
Nigerian developers Gbrossoft have announced a decision to postpone their upcoming third person action shooter – Outliver: Tribulation citing a desire to improve the technical performance and polish of the game.
NewGen is one of the first studios in Tunisia to have worked on big productions (not just mobile, advergames and VR games. The studio was founded by SeifEddine Ben Hamouda whilst still a student. Along with his cohort of side kicks they participated in national and international challenges with mobile games on Google Play before transitioning to PC. This is their profile.
A new open source platform called African Gaming Network designed to chart the who, what, where of the world of gaming in Africa is now live.
The city of Casablanca will host, from March 27 to 29, the first edition of the Moroccan video game show “Casablanca Gaming Expo”, which hopes to bring together the entire ecosystem of national and African gaming.
Kenyan-British actor, Abubakar Salim is known for his work in TV, Theatre, Film and Games. He peaked the attention of gamers for inhabiting the role of Bayek in Assassins Creed Origins which got him a BAFTA nomination and is currently playing the lead in Ridley Scott’s “Raised By Wolves” for HBO Max. He is currently working on a super exciting, but secret project within the games industry and he took some time to answer a few questions for GIA.
Kiroo Games look set to release their latest project – a mobile game that delves into life as a West African civil servant entitled Le Responsable MBOA.
The esports success story continues afoot as youth focused Kucheza Gaming, hosted its first esports Open at Avi-Cenna International School in Lagos, Nigeria.
Pan African Ed Tech and online Marketplace Gebeya secures seed round funding. It’s a shot in the arm for the educational segment of the gaming space.
The following entry is a guest post from Ahmed Mohamed Maawy, one half of the driving force behind the ‘Koozooker Labs’ initiative, a platform designed to inspire collaborative game development across the continent. Read his thoughts on their Global Game Jam experience.