Following a successful inaugural edition, Africacomicade Gamathon returns to provide a space for digital creatives in the games, animation, comics, and XR space to showcase their work, network, and find opportunities for collaboration and funding.
It is a two-week hybrid event, allowing participation from across Africa virtually and rounding off with a physical expo event in Lagos, Nigeria. It consists of workshops, industry talks, panel sessions, game pitch competitions, exhibitions, and a game jam.
Africacomicade’s main mission is focused on connecting African digital creatives together to design and develop projects that will impact Africa’s ever-growing creative industry.
Last year’s game jam saw the creation of 20+ games and 15 teams won cash prizes from a pool of $6200. There was an emphasis on collaboration across borders and a special prize category was dedicated to the most diverse team.
The game jam will take place between 15th and 27th November 2021, with the physical event happening on the final day (27th of November).
An overview of the gaming week can be seen below:
The first week (Nov 15-20) is dedicated strictly to the African Games industry
All week: There will be fireside chats, Workshops, Panel Sessions, and African Games showcase
18th Nov: Game Jam Commences for 72 hours
20th Nov: Ark Pitch.
This is a pitch event for African game developers looking for funding and/or support from industry stakeholders and publishers. They’ll get to pitch their games directly to top stakeholders in the industry and get valuable feedback that could lead to potential funding.
21st Nov: Game Jam Submission day