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Empowerment Through Games and Collaboration in and with Africa

Odile Limpach  (Professor at Cologne Game Lab and Co-Founder SpielFabrique, SpielFabrique)

Teddy Kossoko  (CEO, Masseka Games)

Glenn Gillis  (CEO and Chairperson , Sea Monster; Games for Change Africa)

Location: Room 215, South Hall

Date: Thursday, March 21

Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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

Topic: Advocacy

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

This session will explore the potential and opportunities of the sub-Saharan African videogame markets. The results of an extensive study about the sub-Saharan African videogame ecosystem will be presented as well as numerous testimonials from African entrepreneur about their journey, goals and recommendations. Inspiration will come from case studies of actual cooperation and initiatives between African and European videogame studio especially in the light of diversity, economic potential, target customers and skill proficiency. Also considering the goals of the African Chapter of Games for Change, tangible actions to be taken to foster empowerment of the African developers and fruitful cooperation with western countries will be proposed.


Discover how the gaming industry offers a unique opportunity for Africa to connect to the global creative economy and for the world to connect with the growing African market. Understand the sub-Saharan African video game ecosystem, its challenges and opportunities. Discuss call for action to empower gaming development collaboration between Africa and western countries.

Intended Audience

Videogame developers from any size, that are eager to get insights about the challenges of the African gaming development and interested in playing an active role in facilitatating collaboration.

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