Microsoft partners with Gebeya to launch Virtual Skillslab

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.

South African developers funded by SUPERHOT Team

Team Lazerbeam, a Cape Town based studio are to have their latest project dubbed ‘Teenage Blob’ Half game. Half album. A colourful artsy looking -punk sounding hybrid in a unique split release with The Superweaks and funded by the makers of SUPERHOT.

Women in Games: The Overlooked Audience

In a series of interviews designed to profile the various women who take up pivotal roles within the gaming industry, Johana Riquier had a chat with Cholwe Shabukali, who fronts Zambian esports outfit Team Gematrix.

After Hollywood comes Knocking

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.

Nuked Cockroach to unleash Veterans Online

Tunisian indie outfit, Nuked Cockroach have announced the launch of their latest project Veterans Online – a top down shooter. Nuked Cockroach is a thirty person strong team that was originally founded in 2015.

GORN set for PSVR debut

GORN developed by South African outfit, Free Lives is set to make its long awaited debut on the PlayStation VR. The ludicrously violent VR gladiator simulator, features a unique, fully physics driven combat engine that allows combatants to creatively execute their most violent gladiatorial fantasies in virtual reality.