Kucheza Gaming has joined forces with Digital Schoolhouse (DSH), a UK-based programme which uses play-based learning to engage the next generation of pupils and teachers, to deliver Computer Science lessons to young people in Nigeria.
A new studio has popped up in Nigeria and its name is Jiwe Studios. The young team of creatives, visual artists, gamers and enthusiasts are currently working on their first game, USONI, a post apocalyptic Sci-Fi title that follows Ophelia’s journey back home to Turkana.
Unity Technologies has partnered with Abu Dhabi media cluster TwoFour54 to set up a gaming cluster designed to boost the MENA region.
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.
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.
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