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Creating African Talent for the Global Games Industry

Hugo Obi  (CEO, Maliyo Games)

Location: Room 301, South Hall

Date: Wednesday, March 20

Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Indie Games Summit Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Game Career Development

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Creating African Talent for the Global Games Industry is a 30 minute talk where Hugo Obi founder of Maliyo Games discusses how the lack of game development talent led him to build the largest pan-African training program. This has created a strong talent pool across 9 African countries. GameUp Africa is an initiative designed to transform gaming enthusiasts to game-makers for the African and global games industry. We discuss why we decided to develop this training initiative, lessons learned from training 1k+ people over 3 years, how this system has enabled us to increase the talent pool on the continent, some of the challenges we faced along the way and the opportunities ahead.


In this talk, participants will learn steps they can take to build an efficient, reusable, and scaleable talent development programme that will help them attract, empower, and retain the best game development talent in their region.

Intended Audience

This talk will be relevant to everyone who works in the games industry or who is interested in supporting talent development in underserved regions of the world including people who work at game studios, educational institutions, governments, NGOs, HR and people operations representatives from around the world. This talk would also be of interest to anyone who is curious to learn about Africa's emerging games industry.

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