Ghana / Berlin based developer Twin Drums have become the first recipient of Riots developer fund. The studio which is fronted by the charismatic Allan Cudicio is currently hard at work on The Wagadu Chronicles – an MMORPG.

Twin Drums becomes the first member of Riot’s URF program which will support the development of their project. To Date Twin Drums has launched a tabletop role-playing version of the IP, gathering a niche devoted following

In addition to URF funding, Twin Drums will also be leading a Kickstarter campaign to get the remainder of the project financing, and we will be participating in supporting that with a Twitch stream involving their CEO and a few members of Riot Noir participating in a Dungeon and Dragons one-shot campaign set in Wagadu. There will be more on Wagadu Chronicles coming soon.

Speaking on the significance of being the recipient Allan Cudicio said,
“When we spoke the first time, I could not believe my ears because it sounded too good! Riot games is genuinely committed to supporting black and diverse game devs like Twin Drums’. The URF is a fantastic step in the right direction and we need more companies to follow its footsteps. I am truly excited about what comes next!”

The Kickstarter is now live and can be supported via this link.