GAMATHON

celebrating African creatives...
NOVEMBER 15 – 27, 2021

BRIEF - About the Gamathon

Africa, the fastest-growing population in the world, has enormous potential as a creative market but is still hampered by deep gaps in skills, infrastructure, and funding, which affects the quality of works produced and has slowed the growth of the industry, years after the first set of creative startups emerged.

The Africacomicade Gamathon is Africa’s largest convention of digital creatives in the games, animation, comics, and XR industry, creating a platform for them to showcase their works, network, and find opportunities for learning, collaboration and funding.

It is a two weeks hybrid event, allowing participation from across the globe, virtually , and rounding up with a physical expo event in Lagos, Nigeria.

It consists of a showcase of creative works, panel sessions, pitch competitions, exhibitions, a game jam. and more.

Meet the stakeholders therein and discover their creative works. Connect with them, learn about their hopes and plans for the future and identify potential opportunities that can scale.

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HIGHLIGHTS

African Studio Showcase

Networking Sessions

Game Jam

Mish Mash

WEEk [2020]

Friday 26th, June

Commencement of Registration for Africacomicade Gamathon 2020

Monday 24th, August - Thursday 27th, August

Online sessions with Industry Leads, Sponsors and Partners

Friday 28th, August

Game Jam Theme Announcement

Friday 28th, August

Africacomicade Gamathon 2020 Kick-Off

Sunday 30th, August

Deadline for submissions (11:59 PM GMT+1)

Monday 31st, August - Friday 4th, September

Project Review and Grading by Judges, eSports competitions and virtual party!!

Sunday 6th, September

Announcement of Winners

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WEEK TWO SCHEDULE

ALL TIMES ARE IN GREENWICH MEAN TIME (GMT)

02:30 PM
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03:00 PM

THE JOURNEY TO CONECT, EXPERIENCE AND LIVE: EVERYTHING ICHIGO

Speaker: Richmond Kwame Boadi

03:00 PM
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03:30 PM

MANAGING BIG PRODUCTIONS IN THE ANIMATION INDUSTRY

Speaker: Ehab ElKholey ( Jump Animation )

03:30 PM
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04:00 PM

THE BUSINESS OF ESPORTS

Panelists : Ife Akintaju ( The AfroGamer ) & Kevin Meltzer ( Big5 Games)

04:30 PM
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05:00 PM

MELANIN GAMERS X GHANA

Speaker :Annabel Ashalley-Anthony ( Melanin Gamers)

05:30 PM
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06:00 PM

THE FUTURE OF SHOPPING IN THE METAVERSE

Speaker: Derrick Ikenga ( Euphoria labs)

01:30 PM
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02:00 PM

THE ROLE OF AFRICAN COMICS AS AN INSTRUMENT OF RECOVERY THROUGH STORYTELLING.

Speaker: Jide Martin ( Comic Republic )

02:00 PM
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02:30 PM

USING ANIMATION FOR SOCIO-ECONOMIC GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

Speaker: Gbenga Emmanuel Ajetomobi ( limitless studio )

02:30 PM
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03:00 PM

THE FUTURE OF WORK: SETTING UP THE CREATIVES OF TOMORROW

Speaker : Oluwadamilola Soyombo ( Skooqs & TCK Zone )

03:30 PM
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04:00 PM

POSITIONING YOURSELF FOR JOBS IN THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY

Speaker :Stephanie Nachemja-Bunton ( Meaningful Gigs )

03:30 PM
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04:00 PM

TEXTURE WRITER WORKSHOP

Speaker : Jim Munroe ( Games Art International network )

04:00 PM
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04:30 PM

2D & 3D ANIMATION AT STUDIO KA

Speaker: Adja Mariam Mahr

05:00 PM
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05:30 PM

THE FUTURE OF XR

TBD

05:30 PM
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06:00 PM

METAVERSE

Speaker: Jimi Daodu ( Vault Hill )

05:30 PM
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06:00 PM

THE AFRICAN ESPORTS SCENE

TBD

07:00 PM
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08:00 PM

IT'S OK NOT TO BE OK

Speaker: Brian Kunde, LCSW ( Take this.org)

02:30 PM
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03:00 PM

FOOLEN GAMES

Speaker: Azyz Kouyo

03:00 PM
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03:30 PM

THE POWER OF PROTOTYPING.

Speakers: Adrian Jankowiak ( Naiobi Design Week )

03:30 PM
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04:00 PM

Game & Law

Speaker : Ojo Stephen

04:00 PM
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04:30 PM

LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR GAME DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES.

Speaker :Immaculate Juma ( ArtLawKenya) & Martial Medi ( SIP Management)
Moderator: Ojo Stephen

04:30 PM
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05:00 PM

AFRICA & THE METAVERSE

Speaker :Immaculate Juma ( ArtLawKenya) & Martial Medi ( SIP Management)
Moderator: Ogunyebi Oluwatosin

05:00 PM
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05:30 PM

COLLABORATION WITHIN THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY

Speaker:Ayodele Elegba ( Spoof Animation)
Moderator: Oscar Michael

05:30 PM
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06:00 PM

USING DANCE TO TEACH LANGUAGE

Speaker: Kofi Darko
Moderator: Oscar Michael

02:00 PM
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02:30 PM

MEET ISRAEL THE CREATOR

Speaker: Israel the Creator

02:30 PM
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03:00 PM

ACCESS AFRICA'S FINEST APPS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

Speaker: Teddy Kossoko ( Gara Store )

03:30 PM
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04:00 PM

THE NFT WORLD OF TODAY

Panelist : Salah yassin bakri ( Africanos NFT ) , KeL Savage & Georgette Asiedu.

04:00 PM
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04:30 PM

AFRICA'S DIGITAL ART SCENE

Speaker :Mayowa Osewa ( CG Africa)
Moderator: Adewale Abdulkabir

04:30 PM
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05:00 PM

VIRTUAL REALITY & HEALTH

Panelist: Oyindamola Fakeye ( CCCA Lagos ), Laurel Gbenafa ( Virimma XR ) and Dr. Olawale Tokunbo ( Cave Gaming )

05:00 PM
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05:30 PM

INTO THE ASTRA METAVERSE

Speaker: Delz Erinle
Moderator: Oscar Michael

12:01 AM
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11:59 PM

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION ON ARTSTEPS

10:00 AM
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05:00 PM

PHYSICAL EVENT AT PIXXEL FACTORY

WEEK ONE SCHEDULE

ALL TIMES ARE IN GREENWICH MEAN TIME (GMT)

03:00 PM
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03:30 PM

WELCOME TO AFRICACOMICADE GAMATHON 2021

Africacomicade Team members

03:30 PM
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04:00 PM

THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY AND COLLABORATION IN THE GAMES INDUSTRY

Speaker: Guy ‘Yug’ Blomberg ( Games Industry Gathering ) Moderator: Oscar Michael

04:00 PM
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04:30 PM

GAMES FOR CHANGE

Speaker : Johana Riquier (Gamerging)
Moderator: Rahmah Suleiman

04:30 PM
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05:00 PM

UNDERSTANDING THE AFRICAN GAMES INDUSTRY

Speaker : Eyram Akofa Tawia (Leti Arts)
Moderator: Oscar Michael

05:00 PM
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05:30 PM

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AFRICAN GAMES INDUSTRY , YEAR 2021

Speaker : Ebnezer Gasonoo (Gasbros Gaming Network)

05:30 PM
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06:00 PM

HOW TO MAKE GAMES THAT NO ONE WANTS TO PLAY

Speaker: Lukmon Agboola (Ovaplay)
Moderator: Oscar Michael

03:00 PM
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03:30 PM

WHAT IT'S LIKE BUILDING AN INDIE GAME STUDIO IN AFRICA

Speaker : TBD

03:30 PM
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04:00 PM

THE MISSION OF SOLO GAME DEV SHOWCASE MEETUP

Speaker: Mark ( SOLO GAME DEV)
Moderator : Ajayi Joy .M.

04:00 PM
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04:30 PM

USING GAMES FOR SOCIAL ACTIVISM - VIRAGO GAME

Speaker : Sunday Akor ( Honest Chronicles )
Moderator :TBD

04:30 PM
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05:00 PM

HIRU THE GAME : AFRICAN THE LAST OF US ?

Speaker : Dean Gichukie (Kunta Content)
Moderator: TBD

05:00 PM
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05:30 PM

THRIVING AS AN INDIE GAME DEVELOPER

Speaker :Kofi Austin
Moderator : Oscar Michael

05:30 PM
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06:00 PM

SUPPORTING THE AFRICAN GAME INDUSTRY

Speaker: Kirubel Girma (Efuye Gela)
Moderator: Oscar Michael

03:00 PM
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03:30 PM

INTO THE WORLD OF JIWE

Speaker: Max Musau
Moderator: Oscar Michael

03:30 PM
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04:00 PM

BUILDING AFRICAN GAMES FOR THE GLOBAL MARKET

Speaker:Olivier Madiba ( Kiro Games)
Moderator: Oscar Michael

04:00 PM
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04:30 PM

LAYING THE PROPER FOUNDATIONS FOR THE AFRICAN CREATIVE INDUSTRY

Speaker : Chelbi Samia (NetInfo 3D)
Moderator: Oscar Michael

04:30 PM
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05:00 PM

GAMES FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

Speaker : Kabiru Seidu and Andy Korshie(Nubian VR)
Moderator: Oscar Michael

05:00 PM
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05:30 PM

GOLDEN GEORGES : FROM A FOOTBALL GAME TO A REAL EXPERIENCE

Speaker : Teddy Kossoko (Masseka Game Studio)
Moderator : Ibrahima Mounkoro

05:30 PM
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06:00 PM

LEGENDS OF ORISHA - THE JOURNEY SO FAR

Speaker: Igumbor Ewere and Olamide David ( Dimension 11 Games )
Moderator: Oscar Michael

03:00 PM
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03:30 PM

ELECTRONICS ARTS : GETTING IN THE GAME

Speaker : TBD

03:30 PM
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04:00 PM

BEHIND THE SCENES OF PROJECT LUMPA

Speaker: Mwaaba Mugala ( Epic Arts Studio)
Moderator: Oscar Michael

04:00 PM
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04:30 PM

TELLING AFRICAN STORIES FOR THIS GENERATION

Speaker : Michel Nkuindja (Noohkema Interactive)
Moderator: Oscar Michael

04:30 PM
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05:00 PM

BUILDING INDIE GAMES IN TODAY'S WORLD

Speaker : Shawn Alexander ( GDOCExpo)
Moderator: Uche Okiya

05:00 PM
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05:30 PM

SUE THE REAL - DECONSTRUCTING AND REBUILDING YOUR ART DIRECTION

Speaker : Jose Wilson (Sue the real)
Moderator: Oscar Michael

05:30 PM
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06:00 PM

PUBLISHING AND BUILDING GAMES FOR A BETTER TOMORROW

Speaker: Edwin Kapesa (Chroma Pixels Games)
Moderator: Oscar Michael

06:30 PM
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07:00 PM

WHY CORPORATE COMPANIES IN AFRICA SHOULD INVEST IN GAMES & GAMING

Speaker:Tutaleni Ilonga (GameJam+ )
Moderator: Oscar Michael

07:00 PM

GAME JAM THEME ANNOUNCEMENT

03:30 PM
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04:00 PM

HOW WE HAVE TRANSFORMED FROM AMATEURS TO PROFESSIONALS

Speaker: Kamal Aittah ( Game Hermits)
Moderator: Oscar Michael

04:00 PM
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04:30 PM

ARUTU GAMING:

Speaker : Dominion Eromosele (Arutu Gaming)
Moderator: TBD

04:30 PM
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05:00 PM

SUE THE REAL- AFROGAMES: CREATING ANOTHER POINT OF VIEW

Speaker : Marcus Silva (Sue the Real)
Moderator: Ibrahima Mounkoro

05:00 PM
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05:30 PM

DUNG BEETLE GAMES

Speaker : Eddie Mwazige (Dung Beetle Games)
Moderator : TBD

03:00 PM
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03:30 PM

AFRICAN GAMES WITH A GLOBAL DEMAND

Speaker: John Ikpeme (Dash Studios)
Moderator:TBD

03:30 PM
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04:00 PM

HANGOUT WITH IGDA FOUNDATION 2021 PROGRAM RECIPIENTS FROM AFRICA

Discussion: TBD

04:00 PM
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04:30 PM

MEET THE IGDA FOUNDATION

Panelist :TBD

04:30 PM
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06:30 PM

UNITY FOR HUMANITY

Discussion

06:30 PM
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07:00 PM

ARK PITCH

Jury :TBD

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