Unveiling the Hidden Power of AI in Game Development

In the exciting world of technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has brought incredible changes to many industries, including game development. AI, which simply means the simulation of human intelligence in computer systems, has revolutionised how games are created. This article explores how AI is used in games, from its evolution to its applications, challenges, and future […]

State of the African Games Industry Annual Survey

In a world where the games industry is evolving at lightning speed, Africa’s gaming ecosystem has emerged as a vibrant and promising sector with immense potential.  Understanding the general makeup, challenges, and opportunities of this growing industry is crucial for its continued success.  Today, we invite industry stakeholders to be a part of something truly […]

Announcement: Maliyo Games to Pitch at Games Capital Summit in Sweden 

As the global gaming industry continues to expand, an exciting development is the rise of new voices shaping this emerging landscape. One such influential voice is Hugo Obi, the Founder and CEO of Maliyo Games. With a commitment to showcasing African culture and creating unique gaming experiences, Maliyo Games has become a leading force in […]

A Deep Dive into the Global South’s Gaming Explosion

The Global South has seen tremendous growth in the gaming industry in recent years. It is made up of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Pacific Islands, and Asia, excluding Israel, Japan, and South Korea.  Brazil, Mexico, India, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa are a few examples of countries that have emerged as key players […]

The Inspiring Journey of Maliyo Academy Graduates 

Breaking into the game development industry can be a daunting task, especially for those who lack experience or connections in the field. That’s why GameUp Africa, now rebranded to Maliyo Academy, was established to provide aspiring game developers and game artists with the skills, mentorship, and hands-on experience they need to succeed.  Over the years, […]

Reviving Passion: Overcoming Burnout in Gaming

Sophie had always been a gamer at heart. As a child, she spent countless hours immersed in the worlds of her favourite video games. As she grew older, her passion for gaming only intensified, and eventually, she decided to pursue a career in the industry as a narrative designer. For years, Sophie loved her job. […]

Marketing Tips for African Game Developers from Virago’s Creators

Marketing a game can be a daunting task, especially for independent developers with limited resources. But one game that has successfully carved out a niche for itself in the crowded gaming market is Virago by Nigeria-based studio, Honest Chronicle.  With the evolution of the internet, the gaming industry has been revolutionized through innovations such as […]

Unlocking the Power of Gaming Influencers

The African gaming industry is a growing force to be reckoned with, and this growth is nothing short of inspiring. One of the key drivers of this growth is the rise of gaming influencers, who are using social media to promote African-developed games and boost their perceived value. Mekan Games’ The President game is a […]

Tips for Better Gaming UI/UX from One of our Developers

Friday afternoons at Maliyo Games are special and are filled with fun, learning, and bonding. It’s when the team at Maliyo Games comes together for an hour-long bonding session and we teach each other something new. It’s a crucial aspect of Maliyo Games’ culture of growth and development. In one of these sessions, one of […]

Africa Shines in the Gaming Industry

The gaming industry is constantly stretching the limits of storytelling and immersive experiences, and African culture offers a rich and varied setting for these stories. Incorporating African themes and mythology into video games accords players a distinct and engrossing gaming experience, but they can also gain insight into the rich history and culture of the […]