A Recap: GameUp Africa Developer Meetup 2024

The GameUp Africa Developer Meetup 2024 was an exhilarating event that brought together gaming enthusiasts, developers, and industry professionals to ignite collaboration and innovation within the African gaming industry. Held at CC Hub in Yaba, Lagos, the event featured insightful sessions, interactive discussions, and valuable networking opportunities.

Key Sessions:

The meetup kicked off with an enlightening session on mobile game monetization by guest speakers Berk Ulusoy and Nini Eze from Google’s AdMob team. Attendees gained valuable insights into maximizing revenue streams and enhancing user experience through effective monetization strategies.

Another highlight of the event was the in-depth discussion led by the Maliyo Games team, where they shared insights into the development process of Disney Iwájú: Rising Chef. Participants gained valuable insights into game design, collaboration, and the incorporation of African culture into gaming narratives.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Berk Ulusoy and Nini Eze for their invaluable contributions as guest speakers, sharing their expertise and insights with the community. Special thanks to the Maliyo Games team for their insightful session and enriching our understanding of the game development process.

We also thank Oluseye Soyede Johnson for moderating the event and ensuring its smooth execution. Our sincere thanks to CC Hub for providing the venue and accommodations for the meetup, and facilitating a conducive environment for learning and collaboration.

Engagement and Participation:

We were thrilled to have onsite and online participants actively engaged throughout the event. With approximately 34 attendees physically present and 98 participants joining virtually, the meetup was a testament to the vibrant and growing gaming community in Africa.

As we reflect on the success of the GameUp Africa Developer Meetup 2024, we are excited to announce our plans to expand our reach to Nairobi and Johannesburg soon. Stay tuned for more information on upcoming events and opportunities to connect with fellow gaming enthusiasts and industry experts.

Once again, we extend our gratitude to all participants, speakers, moderators, and partners for making this meetup a resounding success. Together, let’s continue shaping the future of gaming in Africa and beyond.

Thank you for joining us on this journey!