SpielFabrique has presented the nine studios to be part of the African Games Coproduction Market. The goal of the African Games Co-production Market is to foster collaboration between Indie Games Studios in Africa and Europe.
The nine projects were selected among 46 applications by a pre-selection jury and a final jury composed of African and European video games industry experts.
The selection was based on five main criteria: the quality of the concepts, the professional level of the team and studio, the relevance of the market analysis, the ambition of the company and their interest in co-producing their games with an European studio.
Awa – Kayfo Game Studio (Senegal)
Doba Dash – SpaceSalad Studios (South Africa)
Karmzah Run – Leti Arts (Ghana)
Hiru – Kunta Content (Kenya)
Rapz! – Alkamaize (South Africa)
Usoni – Jiwe Studios (Kenya)
Responsable Mboa – Kiro’o Games (Cameroon)
The Edge Project – Lanterns (Tunisia)
Riziki – Weza Interactive Entertainement (Kenya)
The pre-selection jury evaluated 46 applications and pre-selected 17 of them, which were then invited to pitch their projects as well as be interviewed by the final jury on the 10th of November 2021. Because of the high quality of the pitches the jury decided to one more studio than initially intended.
Call for European Studios interested in co-producing African video games
Along with the announcement, SpielFabrique also launched a call for European studios: Established indie studios from all over Europe with high-level experience in developing video games on PC, Console and/or Mobile are wanted to collaborate with African teams. Studios can apply on in Google Form here.