A new breed of games industry professionals with a deeply rooted connection to the continent along with one foot in the Western gaming eco-system is emerging. Allan Cudicio is one such professional.
Hollywood and the transition to the big and small screens has long been an ambition of game developers on the upper echelons of the industry. Until recently, it’s safe to say this has largely been a poisoned chalice for many. However, rights acquisition has largely been targeted to the West until 2016, when a game from Cameroon bucked that trend.
Voice of Bayek from Assassins Creed: Origins and acclaimed Kenyan-British actor Abubakar Salim has made a move into the games industry as CEO and founder of Silver Rain Games. Alongside his plans to star as Father in Ridley Scott’s Raised by Wolves television series this year, Abubakar Salim will be creating and directing a new…
Mwaaba Alec Mugala is a Zambian Web designer, Indie game developer, producer and programmer who is in the running for The Humble New Talent Award at A MAZE later in the year.
Nick Hall is a seasoned veteran of the South African games industry. He has been a legal counsel for the majority of game development companies in South Africa as well as the founder of Playtopia/Make Games Africa. Here is an extended interview offering his insights on The Great Divide.
Sithe Ncube is a community organizer, developer as well as an active member of the African game development scene. She is also the founder of Prosearium (an initiative that aims to shine the spotlight and female developed games). Here is an extended interview offering her insights on The Great Divide.
The north, south and sub-saharan regions might be part of the continent, but they face a plethora of economic and financial challenges. I explore the historical and cultural markers and delve into a collective desire to nurture a shared eco-system.
South Sudanese game developer, Lual Mayen has been doing the press rounds to talk about his journey from a refugee to the head of his own game studio ahead of the launch of his first game – Salaam.
NewGen is one of the first studios in Tunisia to have worked on big productions (not just mobile, advergames and VR games. The studio was founded by SeifEddine Ben Hamouda whilst still a student. Along with his cohort of side kicks they participated in national and international challenges with mobile games on Google Play before transitioning to PC. This is their profile.
Kenyan-British actor, Abubakar Salim is known for his work in TV, Theatre, Film and Games. He peaked the attention of gamers for inhabiting the role of Bayek in Assassins Creed Origins which got him a BAFTA nomination and is currently playing the lead in Ridley Scott’s “Raised By Wolves” for HBO Max. He is currently working on a super exciting, but secret project within the games industry and he took some time to answer a few questions for GIA.