A trio of developers from Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa have joined a selection of their compatriots from around the world to be part of the Epic Games Women Creator’s Program.
Dooshima Anger, a Nigerian based creative who began as an urban and regional planning graduate from the University of Lagos. She began her career as a software developer before transitioning to game development. She will be joined by Cassie Simpson, a lead concept artist at Zambia based Chroma Pixel Games as well as Kenyan Mergery Wanjiru, a game designer with previous gigs including a stint at Maliyo Games.
The Women Creator’s Program which is now in its second year initially focused on creators of shorts, but opened up its initiative to game developers. For five weeks, 100 creatives from across India, Pakistan, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Africa will learn to build cross-platform experiences within one of the most popular games in the world.
The Program Period begins on 25 September 2023 and ends on 27 October 2023 when developers will be expected to create their first experience in Fortnite with UEFN.