After some time away, GIA is back to report on some of the industry goings on across the continent. There have been some game releases and significant strides taken in the name of collaboration and knowledge sharing. Your news roundup is below:

Africa Games Week introduces new Advisory Committee

Comprising a mix of local and international industry experts, the new Africa Games Week committee includes, Nick Hall, Limpho Moeti, Hugo Obi, Jason Della Rocca and Charly Harbord.

The committee will be working together to develop an engaging program that covers key topics, trends, and challenges in the African gaming industry. They will also suggest addtional industry experts, thought leaders, and influential figures who can contribute to panel discussions, workshops, and presentations.

Africa Games Week will take place between the 27th of November and the 2nd of December 2023 at Workshop 17, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa

Outliver: Tribulations launches on Steam

After a long development cycle, Nigerian GBROSSOFT finally launched their Unreal Engine steeped game to positive reviews – Outliver: Tribulations

The game was also recently featured by Unreal Engine across their social platforms.

MindCiti Educational platform launches with Mini games

With MindCiti their ambition is to help prepare children for their future with a readied mind for all assessments related to STEM careers. To aid that mission statement, they have released a platform with play at the forefront.

Some of the games featured include Spaza – which is designed to inspire critical thinking. Brain games and block coding. Visit their Linkedin post to read more.

Maliyo Games’ Summer Game Jam

Hosted by Nigerian Maliyo Games and with Afrofuturism as its theme, the Summer Game jam brought together talented developers from around the world to create captivating and innovative games that showcase the rich and diverse culture of Africa.

Read their blog post featuring some of the intriguing creations.

Free Lives Wins Big at Games for Change Awards

South African, Free Lives were one of winners at the Game for Change Awards. They took home the Most Innovative accolade for their game – Terra Nil. The game which has been out since March 2023 has been critically well received and coninues to mark the studio down as one of the more accomplished studios on the continent.