Developers across the continent converged, jammed and had a whale of a time as this years Global Game Jam came to an uplifting end. This years iteration also played host to a historic first.
The African games industry is at an inflection point. The 2020 trends report touched on some of the exciting initiatives in the works. However, one aspect that wasn’t touch on, was the need for reliable data and analytics on gaming across the continent. It’s a sentiment shared by most, with Senegalese based YUX recently publishing a report on casual mobile gaming in Dakar and Abidjan.
While most were calling time on their activities at the end of a very eventful decade, Senegalese Delegation for Rapid Entrepreneurship (DER) penned a pivotal deal with Unity – helmed by Johana Riquier.