Now in its third year, the South African based Business of Gaming Forum (BOGF) has taken the necessary decision to move this years event online.
BOGF features a broad range of topics across representation, inclusion and diversity in the gaming space, developing esports, curating brands and marketing, understanding player data, logistics of distribution, creating exportable authentic African experiences in games, game development insights, and trends. Some of the registered speakers this year include representatives from Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa and a host of renowned international names.
The virtual format allows for even more international delegates to be in attendance, allowing for broader insights and greater networking opportunities. Networking is a key feature of the Forum and sessions have been set up for this purpose. These sessions will take place in small groups in Zoom meetings to ensure personal face-to-face time for each delegate, both with each other and with selected speakers.
A new format being included this year is Campfire Stories which gives delegates the opportunity to hear real-life success stories in a more relaxed and intimate manner. The Campfire Stories will focus on personal experiences in game development such as the individual’s experience of creating iconic games or how they have shaped their careers. Each speaker gets 10 minutes to tell a success story, and speakers can resonate with each other’s stories in this live format. One such session is titled “Africa’s Success Stories – Creating Exportable Authentic African Experiences in Games” and aims to highlight that Africa is a serious contender in the gaming space and to give African experts a voice.
Due to the Forum going online, there are no barriers to joining and it is open to attendance worldwide. Attendees should register at https://bit.ly/CCA_Registration and check the “Business of Gaming Forum” checkbox at the bottom of the form.