After numerous false dawns, the African games industry finally has its first formal iteration of a front facing organisation following the formal reveal of the African Game Developers Association.
With a “mission to enhance and amplify the video game industry globally”, the association will be fronted by Eyram Tawia, who could at best be described as a stalwart of the continent. He is the CEO and Co-founder of Leti Games and has recently been a driving force for identifying and implementing game education modules across the continent.
Along with Eyram, the first ever AGDA board includes members covering the length and breadth of the continent and will include Sithe Ncube, Olivier Madiba, Douglas Ogeto, Sidick Bakayoko, Samia Chelbi & Mohamed from Tunisia.
With more details to be revealed in the coming weeks, it remains to be seen if the board representatives will be rotated annually and what their primary focus will be over the next twelve months.
For local developers, 2020 and 2021 membership will be free.