Twin Drums is set to be the next developer with roots from the continent to take the crowdfunding plunge. Releasing a detailed exploration of their game – The Wagadu Chronicles lore, the Ghana/Berlin studio fronted by Allan Cudicio is gearing up for their first foray on Kickstarter.
As part of its continued efforts to build digital skills capacity, employability, and close the skills gap on the African continent, Microsoft 4Afrika has partnered with Pan-African EdTech company and talent marketplace Gebeya Inc. and the Technology and Innovation Institute, Ethiopia (TechIn) to launch its first virtual SkillsLab in Ethiopia. For those with long term ambitions to delve into the gaming industry it could be a watershed moment.
A new governing body designed to collaborate, coordinate, partner, build and sustain the growth of esports on the continent has been formed. ESFA or The Esports Federation of Africa has been formed by a community of both private esports entities and national federations as well as being affiliated to WESCO.
Bonako Games Arena hopes to address some of challenges local game makers face in monetizing their creations whilst being a home for African developed gaming content.
Addis Ababa based studio – Qene Technologies have launched their second title Gebeta. The renowned game outfit garnered acclaim with the release of their first mobile game – Kukulu in 2018 and look to follow it up with a game based on the traditional African board game Mancala.
A MAZE., in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg, presents a wonderful opportunity to game jam in a train all the way to Playtopia Festival and Make Games Africa in Cape Town.