On October 4 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa signed a bill dubbed the “Internet Censorship Bill” designed to curb online abuse and harassment. However, the bill has been widely criticised for being poorly written and the level of power afforded to the Film and Publications Board (FPB).
CEO of Leti Arts, Eyram Tawia has joined forces with Ghanaian Bluecrest College to launch a series of virtual online certificate courses aimed at those keen to break into the games industry. Whilst it’s the start of a long held ambition, the course could be a proving ground for the formation of a game design and development school.
The continent welcomes another industry event this week. Africa comicade Gamathon is a hackathon focused on bringing Africa’s game developers together to design and develop games that would impact Africa’s ever-growing game development industry.
Nookhema Game Studios have released a demo for their latest project a mobile first fighting game – Afro Warriors: Battle for Power that heavily draws inspiration from African mythical figures and landmarks.
The summer of 2020 will forever be viewed though a lens of disquiet and discontent. However, amongst the tribulations faced by many arose a slew of funds and financial subsidies aimed at redressing the social and financial imbalance within the gaming community. I had a brief chat with John Polson from Humble Bundle about their Black Game Developer Fund.
It’s the talk of the industry and one that could have lasting repercurtions on the local and global gaming sphere. Developers of Fortnite, Epic have once again taken to flexing its muscles by baiting Apple and Google into reacting to its latest attempt at circumventing their respective platform protocols.
Cours Didier is set to be the latest project from Masseka Game Studio. Fronted by Central African native, Teddy Kossoko. Revealed via social media post, the project would feature talents from Africa and the West.
A team of Guinean developers have ventured onto Kickstarter to try and crowdfund their first game – African Heroes. The three person outfit led by Serge Abraham Thadee developed the game as a commentary on Guineas resistance to colonisation and to elevate the many positive heroes from the continent.
Electronic Sports North Africa (ESNA) have created a new social gaming platform with the primary aim of bringing together gamers of Morocco together. Currently in beta, ESNA claims to be the first 100% Moroccan tool […]
Nathan Damtew is the visionary founder of BeBlocky a gamified learning app created to teach young kids computer programming in a fun and intuitive way. In a personal op-ed he muses on the value of representation in the gaming space.