Wed August 08 2018

Video games developed in Africa to be showcased in Germany

by Charlie Fripp

A number of video games developed in African countries will be showcased at Devcom in Germany during the same week as the annual Gamescom convention.

According to the press release, five studios will represent Africa: Masseka Game Studio from Central African Republic, Studio Lomay from Madagascar, Mog Media Design Studio from Niger, Weza Interactive from Kenya, and Frontfire from Algeria.

“Hosted at Koelnmesse International Fair and Exhibition Center, the African game developers will be in a section named ‘Africa Corner by Paradise Game’. This area will be dedicated to video games made in Africa and will offer these developers the opportunity to show their games to industry professionals, as well as to showcase the African culture through their games,” the release states.

Sidick Bakayoko, Founder and CEO of Paradise Game, explained: “Our dream is to have video games as one of the main driver of the African economy, and as a way to employ millions of people throughout the continent. In order to get there, we need a strong ecosystem with game developers from Africa who export their games in the world and gain publicity internationally”.