Hyper casual game – Gebeta which is developed by Addis Ababa based studio Qene Technologies is finally set to receive a multiplayer mode.
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.
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.
South African publisher, Carry1st have raised $2.5 million in seed investment designed to support their publishing operations across the continent.
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.
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.
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 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.
2Africa is one of the largest subsea projects in the world, connecting 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Great news for those in the digital creative sectors.
Kayfo Games have opened up their multiplatform eco-friendly cleanup title, Clean My Beach to the general public in the hopes of gathering feedback before its full release.