• How Ethiopia’s BeBlocky Is Gamifying Learning To Code For Thousands Of Kids

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  • Ethiopian startup BeBlocky has developed a gamified learn-to-code app for children that has already been downloaded 2,500 times since its launch in June.

    Formed in 2018 and formally launched on Google Play three months ago, BeBlocky is a gamified programming learning mobile app for kids aged between seven and 14, which presents code concepts in graphical puzzle-style programming blocks designed to look attractive to children.

    Users simply drag and drop t...

  • Sony Slashes Price Of PlayStation Now Game Service

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  • PlayStation Now subscription prices were cut by about half to $10 (R151.40) monthly, the same cost as Stadia Pro subscriptions available with a “founders edition” of the new Google streaming video game service.

    Japan-based Sony also boosted the library of games that PlayStation Now users can access through its consoles or on personal computers powered by Windows software.

    “We have accumulated a wealth of knowledge in cloud gaming since PlayStation Now’s launch in 2014...

  • Three South African Developers To Watch Out For

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  • Mobile gaming has become incredibly popular over the past few years as smartphones have become more sophisticated and started to offer a more immersive and higher quality gaming experience.

    It has opened the world of gaming to a whole new audience and propelled the development of many more games.

    However, most local South African game developers struggle to market their games and find investors to support and promote their talent. “Huawei is therefore working with d...

  • In-game Purchases Jump In SA

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  • South Africa’s video games market has witnessed a strong growth in recent years. From the devices the games are played on, to the number of gamers themselves, the video gaming culture has considerably changed, while online and digital revenues rise.

    New trends

    The year 2017 marked a turning point in the global video games market, as revenue from the social gaming sector (R1.6 billion) overtook revenue from the traditional sector (R1.4 billion). In other...

  • Remedy Entertainment Reveals Roadmap For Control

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  • On 11 September 2019, Finnish video game developer Remedy Entertainment Oyj revealed the roadmap for Control, the studio’s latest video game. This announcement comes shortly after a patch was released for PlayStation 4 players that addressed issues people were having with the game, such as performance issues, audio problems and visual glitches. This patch, according to Remedy, will soon make its way on to the Xbox One and PC.

    Taking to the official Control website, Mikael Kasurine...