Nigerian Kucheza Gaming has announced the winners of Mobo Game Jam – a global game making competition encouraging 8-18 year olds to design games imagining a future where everyone has access to clean water, have been announced.

Kucheza Gaming which was founded by Bukola Akingbade is an Africa focused esports and games company for ages 6 -18 years which harnesses “play” as a force for youth development and empowerment in Africa. Reflected by their namesake “Kucheza” – a Swahili word meaning “play” or “to play” – the organisation demonstrates a new level of value in gaming.

The jam, which was created in partnership between Digital Schoolhouse, edu360, Into Games, Kucheza Gaming and WaterAid, encouraged young people from across the world to create prototype games digitally or on paper.

Over 1000 registrations from the UK and Nigeria were whittled down to 12 finalists, with submissions competing in a range of age groups in the final showcase on Monday 22nd March.

And while every game in the final showcase shone, the following games emerged as the global winners from the public vote – which attracted over a thousand responses – within each of the following age groups.

  • 8-11 year olds – Mmesoma, for their game Water Allies
  • 12-14 year olds– Samuel, for their game Race to Water
  • 15-18 year olds – Obi, for their game Aqua

Winners will receive a series of prizes including a range of dedicated game laptops and Amazon vouchers.

Find out more details about the Mobo Game Jam, the games that were submitted and the winning entries by heading to the website.