Unveiling the Future: Maliyo Games and the African Gaming Industry at Gamescom Conference

The gaming industry has transcended borders, bringing diverse cultures and talents onto a global stage. The African games industry, though still emerging, holds immense potential. This year, at the highly anticipated Gamescom Conference 2023, one of the key figures shaping this potential will be taking the stage – Hugo Obi, Founder and CEO of Maliyo […]

Embracing Afrofuturism: Maliyo Games’ Summer Game Jam Ignites the Future!

Hello, gaming enthusiasts! We are excited to announce the impressive lineup of games that have been submitted for the Maliyo Summer Game Jam which held from 24th July – 31st July 2023, themed “Afrofuturism.” The jam brought together talented developers from around the world to create captivating and innovative Afrofuturistic games that showcase the rich […]

Whot King revenue skyrockets by 450% after Google feature.

Maliyo Games, a leading pan-African game development studio, witnessed a meteoric rise in revenue for our popular game, Whot King after being featured on Google Play. This achievement is unprecedented and highlights the incredible success of Whot King, an adaptation of Nigeria’s nation card game, “Whot”, while also demonstrating our unwavering commitment to our vision […]

Maliyo Game Art Training Program: Call for Mentors

Are you a passionate game artist with years of industry experience? Do you want to make a significant impact in fostering talent and shaping the future of the games industry in Africa? If so, Maliyo’s Games Art Training Program is looking for mentors like you! In this article, we’ll take a look at the highlights […]

Maliyo Games Presents The Annual Maliyo Summer Game Jam!

Prepare to embark on an exciting journey of creativity, innovation, and gaming excellence as we proudly announce the Annual Maliyo Summer Game Jam from 24th July – 31st July 2023, a thrilling game development marathon where participants have the exciting challenge of creating a mobile game in just 7 days! This year’s jam promises to […]

Maliyo Team Hangout In Nairobi, Kenya 

At Maliyo Games, we believe in the power of a strong people-centred culture. As part of our ongoing efforts to build a cohesive team and celebrate our achievements, the Kenyan team recently had an unforgettable brunch hangout with our CEO, Hugo Obi, at the Four Points By Sheraton Hotel in Nairobi. It was a day […]

Preparing the Next Generation of African Game Artists

We are thrilled to announce the start of our highly anticipated Game Art Programme, which attracted an overwhelming response from aspiring artists. We received an impressive 376 applications and 51 outstanding art submissions. It goes without saying that the selection process proved to be a challenging task. After careful consideration, we proudly welcomed 27 participants […]

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 […]