• WAGE 15

    Admin 0 0 2034 Date: 04 Feb 2017
  • WAGE 15 had a diverse mix of attendees consisting of Students, Parents, Developers, ICT professionals, and Educational institutions, WAGE 15 created a relaxed atmosphere where visitors networked and had the opportunity to see what is going on around them in the world of African gaming.

    Speakers at WAGE 15 conference included but not limited to: Paula Callus of Bournemouth University Spoke on Negotiating Local Content in a Transnational Multi-Media Context, Ahmed Alaga of Leap Africa spoke about eLearning: gamified content for social Change, and Benedict Olumhense from IGDA Nigeria decided to take on the topic of Game design cultural perspectives and Socio dynamics.

    The WAGE 15 was concluded with the “Great African Gaming Debate”. Our Speakers had the opportunity to speak about the direction the African gaming industry is going, what we can do to improve it, how we can create content that can be sold to both local and international clients amongst others.

    developers session saw organisations like Bournemouth Univeristy, Kaplan, Center 4 Tech, Africgames.com and Chop up games, showcase their product and services and how best to access them.

    WAGE 15 expo had a lot to offer attendees, from Games launching, tournaments and Google giving out VR cardboard glasses, all attendees had an experience they shall never forget. Locally based Games development company Genii Games showcase their new game “Sango and His Wives”. Whilst Centre 4 Tech showcased games developed by students between the ages of 10 – 15 based in the region, some of the games developed by the students can be played on Africgames.com, which was launched at WAGE15. Africgammes.com aims to be the place where African games and Games developers can be seen from around the world, and also to collect data on the growing African Gaming Industry.

    WAGE 15 showed us the improvement and growth being witnessed by the African Gaming industry, over 17 registered gaming companies from in and around Africa. This year’s WAGE event was able to showcase female games developers and women working in the gaming industry, as they aim to keep motivating women to consider the gaming industry.

    Due to the fact the West African Region does not have a console games distribution company, most of the console game play from provided by game houses, arcades and games retailers, attendees had the opportunity to play and buy the latest games around.

      Sponsors of WAGE 15 included GTBank showcasing their SME market hub and how Indie developers can benefit from their services, Google displayed Google play services, whilst also interacting with attendees by giving out cool gifts such as Google Cardboard and Bournemouth University spoke to student about courses they can study to help them become better games developers.

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