GAMATHON

celebrating African creatives...

August 24 – 30 , 2020

According to Games Industry Africa,
Africa is the only region in the world with an increasing youth population and by 2050, the number of youths will increase by nearly 50%. Africa would have the largest number of young people who will be key to ensuring the gaming industry thrives.

AFRICACOMICADE
GAMATHON 2020

The game development industry in Africa has been buzzing for a couple of years now with African theme-based titles released by major development studios across the continent. With a large number of local indie developers working on various games independently without enough avenues to make these games published and commercially ready, there is a need to foster collaboration, creativity and productivity across the game development industry in Africa.

A GAME JAM FOR THE FUTURE

The major aim of this Pan African game jam is to foster collaboration, creativity and productivity among African game developers to create amazing games for both the local and international markets. This would be a platform to showcase the creative skills across Africa thereby creating opportunities for more youths involved in the gaming industry at large.

WHAT TO EXPECT

A GAME JAM LIKE NEVER BEFORE, A WEEK LONG COLLABORATION AMONG AFRICANS

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ONBOARDING

The first phase of the gamathon involves the jammers onboarding. Online webinars from amazing game development companies and learning from the very best on what it takes to create amazing games during a game jam. Time to get the jammers ready for a weekend filled with fun and excitement building games!!!

Team Formation

THE GAME JAM

Form teams with other game creators across Africa, collaborate and build games. A theme would be announced prior to the start of the game jam, so get ready!! Get access to mentor support during the game jam to help out when needed. Starts on Monday, 24th July. Check the gamathon page for more info.

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POST JAM

Time to submit all that has been achieved during the week. It is time to rest after a week long event. The judges will swing into action and grade all submitted games. Get your fingers ready for game time!! Jammers do not only get to build games but play too. Announcement of winners and party time!!!.

About 10 Early Registrars got tickets to Gamescom , thanks to our sponsors Carry1st

Participants in Accra, Ghana, Game Jam center happening at Leti Arts studio gets Free doughnuts from Doughman Foods for the three days.

There shall be 15 scholarship opportunities for the Bluecrest CPED game design program to winners in the Jam and 15% off for any other course you want to apply for.

There is a cash prize of up to $6000 for winning teams in the Jam from our sponsor Humble Bundle , who are also extending the Black game developer fund of $15,000 to participants who have working games.

Developers using Buildbox stand chances to win various swags, freebies and One year Buildbox subscription Free.

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CONTACT

  • +233548059112
    +2348168151006
  • people@africacomicade.org

Africacomicade is a platform that brings together enthusiasts and digital creatives across the games, animation, comic, and movie industry in Africa via insightful events such as conventions, game jams and so much more.