South Africa’s annual game jam is set to go the virtual route as a result of a virus that will remain unnamed. The event which has slowly established itself as a stable of the local development community was started by South African outfit – Free Lives. The Cape Town based studio started the annual competition…
Following 500 submissions from 32 countries across the African continent, Digital Lab Africa celebrating its fourth edition has announced Robert Mensah from Nigeria and Tristan Mocke from South Africa winners in the video game category.
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.
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.
Nick Hall is a seasoned veteran of the South African games industry. He has been a legal counsel for the majority of game development companies in South Africa as well as the founder of Playtopia/Make Games Africa. Here is an extended interview offering his insights on The Great Divide.
Calling all developers and game jam enthusiasts with ties to South Africa. Protoshi game jam is here.
MakeGamesSA community event is set for its first meetup of the decade later this month. MakeGamesSA is a non-profit organisation focused on establishing sustainable game development companies in South Africa. It aims to act as a voice piece for the game development community and promote proper game development education.
South African, Unsigned Double Collective have won the Nordic Game Discovery Contest qualifier at Playtopia MGA, thus becoming a finalist at next years Nordic Game event in Malmö.
A MAZE., in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg, presents a wonderful opportunity to game jam in a train all the way to Playtopia Festival and Make Games Africa in Cape Town.