The 2023 Gamescom Congress is set to kick off tomorrow, August 24, in Cologne, Germany. This year’s event promises to be a landmark occasion as it welcomes a panel of industry luminaries, including Eyram Tawia, the CEO & co-founder of Leti Arts, a trailblazing game development company hailing from Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Gamescom Congress, a prestigious gathering of gaming professionals, enthusiasts, and innovators, will feature a panel titled “Empowerment through Esports, Games, and Collaboration in and with the Global South.” This session aims to provide a deep dive into the burgeoning gaming scene in Africa, highlighting the tremendous potential it holds for both the continent and the global creative economy.
Eyram Tawia, a visionary leader with over two decades of experience in game development, will share the stage with other influential figures, including Peter Fechner, Heike Pratsch, Tatiana Skliarenko, and Odile Limpach. Together, they will explore the transformative role gaming plays in supporting impact communities, fostering learning, enhancing skill development, and empowering underserved minorities.
In a statement from the organisers of the event, they emphasised the panel’s intention: “We will also explore the role gaming can take in supporting impact games community, cultivate learning, enhance skill development, and empower underserved minorities. This session seeks to inspire and spark collective action towards impact at scale.”
Eyram Tawia, a true pioneer in the African gaming industry, is at the forefront of this global movement. As the CEO & co-founder of Leti Arts, he has played a pivotal role in revolutionising the African gaming landscape. His company is dedicated to creating interactive games and comics that showcase the rich tapestry of African culture, providing a platform for the world to experience the continent’s vibrant stories and traditions.
Tawia’s journey has been marked by remarkable achievements and accolades, with numerous awards recognising his contributions to African video game development. He is not only a celebrated figure within the gaming industry but also a prolific author, having penned the book “Uncompromising Passion,” which chronicles his remarkable odyssey as an African video game developer.
The “Empowerment through Esports, Games, and Collaboration in and with the Global South” panel promises to be an illuminating session, addressing both the successes and real-world challenges of nurturing a booming gaming industry in emerging markets. It is poised to inspire collaboration, innovation, and the harnessing of Africa’s untapped creative potential, providing a unique opportunity for Africa to connect with the global creative economy and vice versa.
As Eyram Tawia and his fellow panellists take the stage at Gamescom Congress 2023, the world will have a front-row seat to witness the power of gaming to drive empowerment, collaboration, and positive impact on a global scale. This event marks a pivotal moment in the history of the gaming industry, where the rich and diverse stories of Africa find their place on the global stage and where the global community discovers the untapped potential of the African gaming market.