The French Embassy in Senegal alongside a consortium that includes Masseka Game Studio through its president Teddy Kossoko, has signed an agreement to finance the establishment of a gaming hub in Senegal. A deal worth about €300k.

This signature was made in the presence of the vice-president of the Occitanie Region Jalil Benabdillah, representatives of the DER (General Delegation for Rapid Entrepreneurship in Senegal) and media such as Forbes Afrique.

The objective of the funding is to create a hybrid project between an incubator and a video game production studio in Senegal designed to boost the gaming industry and make Senegal a major hub in West Africa.

In tandem with the incubator, the hub will be a meeting point for Senegalese developers with the best paid and trained over the course of a new program set to begin in September.

Addressing the deal, Teddy Kossoko from Masseka Game Studio stated that young Senegalese creators will be trained to create the best content for the local, continental, and international market with the first results expected for the Africa Cup of Nations in January 2024.