ADMI (Africa Digital Media Institute) and Jiwe Studios have just signed a partnership to grow game development in Africa through high quality education and game distribution.
Cukia “Sugar” Kimani has forged a reputation for his slew of creative projects both as an individual as well as part of a collective. Currently in a rich vein of creative expression has led to him announcing his latest project – Metaball Radio, which he has dubbed a meditative toy.
In line with our mandate at Games Industry Africa, which is to give deep insights into the game development space in Africa, we had a chat with Mr Nick Hall, who is one of the founding members of Interactive Entertainment South Africa.
In late July, Lagos based developer Maliyo Games announced a collaboration with Google to conduct the #GameUp Bootcamp game developer training program in Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria. Targeting primarily students, the #GameUp Bootcamp was designed for individuals with basic programming knowledge or a computer science background with the initiative also offering a generous data allowance […]
Cape Town based studio Free Lives is hosting its first ever physics jam for all interested South African devs who are keen to explore the basics of physics based game design. There are amazing cash prizes up for grabs, over R100 000 in total!
The flurry of interest in the African games industry continues apace with the recent announcement from the ID@Xbox team to stage a Discovery day focused on the continent. This is exciting news for developers looking to learn more about what it takes to bring their games and projects to Microsoft’s ecosystem of platforms.
LootLocker is a new game backend platform designed for indie developers. It has been around for a little over a year, and most notably, has Hokko Life (which launched on Steam in early June) using it for the game’s user-generated content. So what does LootLocker do, and what does it have to offer developers across the African continent?
Women Game Jam is making its way to Zambia. Spearheaded by Sithe Ncube who has been a pivotal figure in spotlighting female creators in the African gaming space over the years, the event will take the form of a game development marathon where participants are challenged to plan and create a digital or analog game, […]
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