Unlocking the Potential of African Gaming: Maliyo Game’s Journey at the Game Developers Conference

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, California from March 18-22, 2024 is abuzz with excitement as industry leaders and enthusiasts gather to explore the future of gaming. Among them is Hugo Obi, CEO of Maliyo Games, whose journey from the heart of Africa to the global stage is set to inspire and enlighten attendees. In this blog post, we’ll delve into Hugo’s transformative work at Maliyo Games and his upcoming talk at GDC, as well as shed light on the African gaming industry’s immense potential.

Hugo Obi’s Talk: Creating African Talent for the Global Games Industry

Hugo Obi’s presence at GDC is a testament to Maliyo Games’ commitment to fostering talent and innovation within the African gaming ecosystem. In his talk, “Creating African Talent for the Global Games Industry,” Hugo will shine a spotlight on GameUp Africa, Maliyo Games’ groundbreaking initiative that has empowered over 5,000 individuals across Africa to pursue careers in game development.

Join him in Room 301, South Hall on Wednesday, March 20, from 10:30 am to 11:00 am, as he discusses Game Career Development and the transformative impact of GameUp Africa in shaping the future of the global games industry. By providing entry-level training and creating a new talent pipeline, GameUp Africa is not only changing lives but also shaping the future of the global games industry.

Link to Hugo’s Talk

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

As one of the key figures shaping the African gaming industry, Hugo Obi will join other industry experts to explore the realities, opportunities, and ever-progressing landscape of African gaming. This event serves as a vital platform for connecting, sharing knowledge, and envisioning the future of gaming on a global scale.

Catalysing Growth and Innovation

As the African gaming industry gains global attention, Maliyo Games remains at the forefront of innovation and diversity. Through culturally rich and socially impactful games, Maliyo Games is driving the narrative of Africa’s untold stories and fostering a dynamic gaming landscape on the continent.

Why Attend GDC?

GDC is not just a conference; it’s a week-long celebration of the art, craft, and business of game development. With over 28,000 attendees, 700 speakers, and 1,000 sessions, GDC offers unparalleled opportunities to learn, network, and stay updated on the latest trends in the industry. From game design and programming to business and marketing, GDC covers all facets of game development, making it a must-attend event for anyone passionate about gaming. Click here to learn more about GDC 2024.

About Hugo Obi

Hugo Obi, the visionary behind Maliyo Games, is a central figure in shaping the African gaming industry. His talk at the Game Developers Conference 2024 will illuminate the importance of diversity and talent development for the Global Games Industry. During the conference, Hugo looks forward to connecting with like-minded individuals, mobile game studios, and educational institutions, exploring potential collaborations, and expanding the network of Maliyo Games within the global gaming industry.

As Hugo Obi takes the stage at GDC, he invites attendees to join him on a journey of discovery, innovation, and collaboration. Together, we can unlock the immense potential of African gaming and shape the future of the global games industry. If you’re attending GDC and would like to connect with Hugo Obi, don’t hesitate to reach out via LinkedIn: @Hugo Obi. Join us in celebrating the diversity and creativity of African gaming at GDC 2024!