In a hotly contested field of developers from the african region, Kenyan Kunta Content won the top Gaming award at the first ever Creation Africa Forum in Paris.
In a jury comprising, Sidick Bakayoko – video game curator of Forum Création Africa/ Founder Paradise Game (Ivory Coast), Mickaël Newton – Ubisoft project manager and founder of the Loisirs digitales association (France), Eyram Tawia – Leti Art (Ghana), Baba Dioum – founder of Sengames (Senegal), Kunta Content won the pitching contest to win the game category.
From 6 to 8 October 2023, Création Africa, the first Forum des Industries Culturelles et Créatives (ICC) dedicated to the production and circulation of emerging artistic creation, took place in Paris, at the Gaîté Lyrique and the Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (CNAM). An innovative initiative aimed at highlighting actors from sectors in full development of TV series, animation cinema, immersive worlds (video game, metaverse and XR) and publishing (comics). Featuring more than 400 participants, including more than 200 from the African continent, it was a landmark event.
An act of foreshadowing MansA, the future Maison des Mondes Africains, the Création Africa forum is designed as a platform for meetings, exchanges of expertise and the development of talent. It is part of an innovative approach, seeking to redefine perspectives and recognize the interconnected destinies of Europe and Africa. This vision initiated by the Africa2020 Season, supported by nearly 1,000 partners in France and throughout the African continent, as well as by the New Africa Summit France which took place, precisely two years ago in Montpellier, continues its journey with Création Africa.