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Cape Town Hosts the Largest Gathering of African Game Developers in the World

19 February 2022

This week is the start of Africa Games Week, the largest gathering of African game developers and content creators in the world.

The hybrid event (day one in-person, and days two and three virtually) takes place in Cape Town from 23 – 25  February 2022.

Africa Games Week aims to empower the Africa indie gaming industry.

Across the world, gaming is big business and Africa Games Week gets to the heart of the business of gaming.

According to the co-founder, Rex Bowden: “The African Game Industry is about to explode, with over 11 million online gamers in South Africa. Our goal, since founding Africa Games Week in 2018, is to ensure that key industry leaders are working together as a community to drive this industry to massive heights.”

Supporting this event is both Wesgro and the City of Cape Town.

Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis says the City is a proud host city of the 2022 edition of Africa Games Week.

“Gaming is fast becoming one of the most important and innovative sectors in technology. It is an area that cuts across various industries, creating solutions in entertainment and education, and has the potential for investment and major job creation opportunities.”

A highlight of the event this year is the international Games4Change speaker panel – for the first time, they are focussing on Africa – looking at how to use  gaming for social change in Africa, and exploring the positive power of gaming, such as:

Visit the Africa Games Week website for more info.