Maliyo Games to Deliver Opening Keynote Panel at Xbox Game Camp Africa

Maliyo Games, a leading game development studio based in Africa, is set to make waves once again as they take the stage at the Xbox Game Camp Africa. The highly anticipated event, which will be held on the 15th and 16th of July 2023 simultaneously across four locations in Cairo, Johannesburg, Lagos, and Nairobi, aims to bring together industry professionals, game developers, and enthusiasts. With Maliyo Games’ CEO, Hugo Obi, delivering the opening panel session alongside Vic Bassey from Games Industry Africa and moderated by Immi Beresford-Bone from Xbox, the event promises to be a significant milestone for the growth of the African gaming industry.

Xbox Game Camp Africa: A New Era for African Gaming

Microsoft’s Xbox Game Camp, a successful initiative globally, has now set its sights on Africa. The continent’s rich gaming potential and thriving community have attracted the attention of the gaming giant, leading to the decision to host the camp in four African cities: Cairo, Johannesburg, Lagos, and Nairobi. With an expected attendance of 800 people, including 400 in-person participants across the four locations, the event provides a platform for African game developers to showcase their talent, network with industry leaders, and gain valuable insights into the global gaming landscape.

Maliyo Games: Shaping Africa’s Gaming Industry

As one of Africa’s leading game development studios, Maliyo Games has been at the forefront of driving innovation and nurturing local talent. Founded by Hugo Obi, the company has carved a niche for itself by developing culturally diverse and socially impactful games inspired by African narratives. Their commitment to showcasing African stories and talent has earned them recognition both locally and globally.

Hugo Obi: Delivering the Opening Keynote Panel

At the Xbox Game Camp Africa, Hugo Obi, CEO of Maliyo Games, will have the honour of delivering the opening keynote panel titled: “The African Game Developer Industry and Where it’s Headed”  alongside Vic Bassey from Games Industry Africa. Moderated by Immi Beresford-Bone from Xbox, this panel will set the tone for the two-day event and provide valuable insights into the African gaming industry. With his vast experience in the gaming industry and a deep understanding of the African market, Obi is well-positioned to shed light on the challenges, opportunities, and future prospects for game development in Africa. His insightful keynote speech promises to inspire and motivate aspiring game developers and industry professionals in attendance.

The Impact on Africa’s Gaming Landscape

The inclusion of Xbox Game Camp in Africa signifies a significant milestone for the continent’s gaming industry. It not only highlights the potential of African game developers but also underscores the growing interest from global gaming powerhouses in Africa’s market. This event has the potential to catalyze the growth of the gaming ecosystem, attract investment, and unlock new opportunities for African game developers to reach a global audience.

Maliyo Games’ participation in the Xbox Game Camp Africa, with Hugo Obi leading the opening keynote panel, marks a significant milestone for the African gaming industry. The event’s focus on fostering talent, knowledge sharing, and networking opportunities aligns perfectly with Maliyo Games’ vision of creating a vibrant and inclusive gaming ecosystem in Africa. As the industry continues to grow, Maliyo Games remains at the forefront, championing innovation, diversity, and the untapped potential of African game developers.

During the conference, Hugo is eager to connect with like-minded individuals, mobile game studios, and educational institutions. He is interested in exploring potential collaborations and expanding the network of Maliyo Games within the global gaming industry. Looking to meet Hugo Obi during the event? Connect via LinkedIn: @Hugo Obi

To learn more about Xbox Game Camp Africa, please visit the official Xbox Game Camp website.