Africa Games Week Returns in 2021

Africa Games Week is the largest gathering of African Game Developers in the world, with over 150 developers from across the continent gathering in one place. The conference takes place from 8th till 10th of December. 

Over the past 3 years, Africa Games Week has become a destination event for African & International Indie game developers and C-level Executives from across the world. Companies such as PlayStation, Ubisoft, Unity, Nintendo, Sega, Focus, Devolver, Landfall, and many others come together, meet and plan for future projects.  
With the backdrop of Cape Town’s Table Mountain during South Africa’s breath-taking summer season, the event certainly is the place to be.   

Africa Games Week founders, Nick Hall (Interactive Entertainment SA) and Rex Bowden (Catalyze) collaborated back in 2018 in order to outline their goals for the event.

“We wanted to bring together the brightest minds and industry leaders from the gaming industry and community; those who have a key interest in the African developing game industry, and create unparalleled networking and knowledge sharing opportunities”  

Africa Games Week 2020 - Digital had phenomenal reach last year, allowing African Game Developers who usually cannot afford to fly to Cape Town, to gain the ability to be involved and connect with game industry experts and thought leaders from across the globe. Going DIGITAL widened the scope of the event, now set to be a HYBRID affair, reaching the entire industry, whether physical or virtual. 
Africa Games Week 2021 is set for 8-10 December and will occur live and be filmed, edited, and interlaced with online streams showcased virtually on the event platform. 

Speakers come from around the world from companies such as: 

PlayStation, Google, AWS, EPIC, Devolver, Landfall, Unity, Ubisoft, Focus Entertainment, Freelives, Seamonster, Renderheads, Xsolla, Friends of Design, Games for Change, Spiel Fabrique, Twin Drums, IDC, Nyamakop, Nordic Game, and many more.

Event Program

Day 1, 8th December - LIVE In-Person and FILMED  - 10 am to 8 pm  
Includes: CONFERENCE, EXPO SPACE, B2B Meeting Program and African Developed Game Esports Tournament + Evening Reception with Bands  

Day 2, 9th December -VIRTUAL - 1-6 pm  
(Pre-recorded Keynotes interlaced with Edited Videos of Day 1)
Single Track of content covering; African Made Games, Serious Games, Streaming Content Panels, and awesome giveaways.  

LIVE “By Invite Only” Program at Gorgeous George for High-Level Industry to Meet & Greet, Join Workshops, and be involved in Roundtables. 

Site Visits morning sessions to Cape-based Game Studios such as Freelives, Renderheads, and Seamonster.  
Day 3, 10th December -VIRTUAL - 1-6 pm   
(Pre-recorded Keynotes interlaced with Edited Videos of Day 1) 
Single Track of content that will include African Made Games, Serious Games, Streaming Content Panels, and awesome giveaways.  

You can learn more about the conference here. Also, don't forget to join our new Reddit pageour new Telegram channel, our Discord, follow us on Instagram and Twitter, where we are sharing breakdowns, the latest news, awesome artworks, and more.

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