East & Central Africa Game Developers Community

Fuse Catalysts
Jan 19, 2018 · 3 min read

January 13th was the start of a new chapter in East & Central Africa for the Game developers community. We, Fuse Catalysts in collaboration with NexGen and with the support of Liquid Telecom organized the first local meetup for game developers in Nairobi, Kenya at the Nairobi Garage space. This is the first of many initiatives aimed at supporting and catalyzing the growth of this industry as well as the entrepreneurs / developers innovating in this space.

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Game Developers Meetup

The event brought together Kenya’s game developer legends such as Wesley Kirinya of Leti Arts, and our very own co-host Nathan Masyuko with a wealth of experience under their belts to newbies in the space such as Broken Helmet but to name a few. It was an exciting mingle and exchange of ideas, projects and connections that is needed to spearhead the growth of the sector to the next level.

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L-R: Nathan Masyuko, Wesley Kirinya

Innovation does not exist in a vacuum — thus by working closely with corporate partners such as Liquid Telecom and Google, the disruption rate will be much faster. Liquid Telecom Group CTIO Ben Roberts was on-site to share more on how they envision supporting the community and provide needed partnership(s) support to accelerate the growth of local studios to enable Pan-African and Global uptake of the games developed. Also in attendance was the Group’s Innovation and Partnerships lead Oswald Jumira.

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L-R: Oswald Jumira, Ben Roberts

John Kimani, Developer Ecosystem Program Manager at Google also graced the event and shed light into platforms available for local developers to take advantage of.

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Google Ecosystem Program Manager: John Kimani

Funding is always on all startups minds. Lillian Nduati of Code for Africa was able to share a couple tidbits on how local studios should better position / prepare themselves in case of an eventuality that they meet an investor.

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Lillian Nduati

The meetup is monthly and those interested in attending can find up-to-date details here. See you at the next meet :) THANKS to our Partner Liquid Telecom & Nairobi Garage for making this possible as well as NAICCON our Outreach partner! Follow us on Twitter, Medium & Facebook.

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Fuse Catalysts

Written by

Innovation Management and business advisory firm for technology companies. You focus on product innovation and we focus on building your business.

LudiqueWorks Media

LudiqueWorks is a video game publishing and video game development company based out of Africa. We invest in nascent video game development studios on the continent. We have a network of 150+ studios in 16+ countries across Africa.

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