Maliyo Games Elevates African Gaming with Grand Opening of New Studio in Yaba, Lagos

Exciting news reverberates through the gaming community as Maliyo Games, a leading pan-African developer, unveils its newly acquired studio nestled in the vibrant city of Yaba, Lagos. The highly anticipated launch event, held on the 28th of February 2024, marked a monumental occasion in the realm of African gaming, promising a plethora of opportunities for […]

Mobile Gaming as a Tool for Social Change

In our rapidly evolving digital age, mobile gaming has transcended its initial purpose of entertainment to become a potent tool for social change.  With over 2.8 billion mobile gamers worldwide, the potential for leveraging this massive user base to address critical social issues is undeniable. In this piece, we will explore some of the ways […]

Maliyo Game Art Training Programme 2023: A Journey of Creativity and Innovation

Are you ready to dive into the exciting world of game artistry? The Maliyo Game Art Training Programme 2023 took aspiring game artists on an unforgettable journey of creativity, collaboration, and skill development. Let’s take a moment to recap the highlights of this incredible program that brought together aspiring artists from across Africa and beyond […]

Unleashing Creativity: Recap of the 2023 GameUp Africa Game Jam

Virtual events have become a staple in the dynamic and ever-evolving world of game development, offering a platform for creators to connect, collaborate, and showcase their talents. Recently, the GameUp Africa Game Jam, a virtual gathering of game developers and enthusiasts, brought together a diverse community passionate about gaming and game design. Let’s dive into […]

Pioneering Cultural Representation in African Mobile Games

Introduction In recent years, the mobile gaming industry has seen a surge in creativity and diversity. While many game developers are exploring various themes and cultures, there has been a significant shift towards representing African cultures in mobile games. This trend is not only a testament to the rich and diverse heritage of the African […]

The Future of African Games: Trends to Watch

The African gaming industry is on the verge of a transformative journey, with a burgeoning community of gamers, developers, and investors paving the way for a bright future. As the world increasingly recognizes the talent and potential within Africa’s gaming scene, it’s essential to explore the trends shaping the industry’s future.  In this article, we […]

Unleash Your Creativity: The Benefits of Joining Game Jams

Game development has grown immensely in recent years, offering a world of creative opportunities for both amateur and professional developers. Game jams, often called hackathons for game developers, have become a popular way to foster creativity, teamwork, and skill development. These intensive, time-bound events come with a plethora of benefits for participants, making them a […]

Gaming in Education: Unlocking Potential and Bridging Gaps in Africa

The African continent is home to diverse cultures, languages, and educational systems. Despite the progress made in increasing access to education, many challenges persist. High dropout rates, overcrowded classrooms, and a lack of resources are common issues across the region. Additionally, the digital divide poses a significant barrier to educational access, with many students lacking […]

GameUp Africa 2023 Game Developers Bootcamp: Nurturing Innovation and Collaboration

The game landscape in Africa is evolving, and at the forefront of this transformation is the GameUp Africa 2023 Bootcamp. Over the past four months, aspiring game developers from across the continent have embarked on a virtual journey of learning, collaboration, and creativity.  Learning Phase: A Deep Dive into Game Development The heart of the […]

The Connectivity Challenge: Mobile Gaming in Remote African Regions

Mobile gaming has become a global phenomenon, reaching diverse audiences around the world. However, in remote African regions, where connectivity remains a significant challenge, the potential for mobile gaming to thrive faces unique obstacles. This article explores the connectivity challenges that hinder the growth of mobile gaming in these areas and discusses potential solutions to […]