July 14, 2024
gamathon

The Africacomicade Gamathon is a hybrid event focused on highlighting the works of African Digital
creatives, connecting them to opportunities and hosting conversations relevant to the growth of the industry.

The Gamathon is more than a convention. It is a direct approach to building the Game and Digital Media
industry in Africa through community, entrepreneurship, and collaboration.

Very little is known about the African digital creative industry in games, animation, comics, and XR.
Africacomicade launched the Gamathon as an opportunity to spotlight creatives and their projects as well as provide a platform for them to connect with opportunities for learning, collaboration, and funding.

Since its inception in 2020, the Gamathon has brought together stakeholders from across the globe and
partnered with top global organizations in the industry like STEAM, Unity, Xbox, Rovio, Carry1st, IGDA
Foundation, Humble Bundle, and Jiwe Studio, to host workshops, masterclasses, fireside chats, and more,
to build a sustainable creative industry.

Returning for its third year this September 19 – 24, 2022, the Gamathon will be building upon its successes
and learnings to deliver a unique program that focuses on supporting local stakeholders and connecting
them to opportunities from across the globe.

This year’s theme is “Sustainable creativity”. It features a game jam, pitch competition, short film
screening, virtual exhibitions, lots of workshops, talks, and a physical expo.

The Gaming and entertainment industry has been acknowledged as a tool for youth empowerment and
socio-economic development ( The Video games industry in Africa is said to be worth $590 million in 2021).

The Gamathon aims to provide access to relevant stakeholders and foster collaboration for the development of both the local and international markets.

To learn more about the event and to stay updated on all the activities to be expected, visit
www.africacomicade.org/gamathon. You can get your early bird tickets on Eventbrite or Tix.Africa

About Africacomicade

Africacomicade is a platform that brings together stakeholders in the African digital creative industry (
games, animation, comics, and XR) via insightful events such as conventions, game jams and so much
more, to spotlight their works, as well as connect them to opportunities for learning, collaboration, and
funding.

Africacomicade’s main mission is focused on connecting African digital creatives to resources that would
enable them to design and develop projects that will impact Africa’s ever-growing creative industry profitably.