The JoyHack Game Development Hackathon, organised by Qene Games, a renowned Ethiopian game development studio, officially commences today, April 28, at iceaddis in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Running until April 30, this exciting event is set to offer a unique opportunity for emerging game developers to showcase their skills and compete for a chance to join the award-winning studio.
The ongoing hackathon will bring together teams of two developers to design and develop a fully functional game prototype within the 48-hour period, revolving around the theme of recreating a well-known video or mobile game. The event provides participating teams with accommodation and meals throughout the hackathon. The victorious team will receive gaming equipment as a prize and the prospect of collaborating with the organisers on a project basis, with the potential of joining the team full-time.
Qene Games, creators of the mobile games Kukulu, Gebeta, Feta, and Tras, revealed in a statement that they are on the lookout for talented and enthusiastic developers to collaborate with them in bringing to life their next big gaming project. “We’re looking for creative and passionate developers to join us in creating the next big thing in gaming.”
Qene Games, a pioneering game development startup, is on a mission to create original African games and publish existing games that ignite the imagination of the next generation and encourage them to envision a brighter future. With the objective of promoting gaming expertise in Africa, Qene Games offers mentorship, recruitment, and upskilling opportunities to emerging game developers on the continent. As the first game development studio in Ethiopia, Qene has already made a significant impact with their popular mobile games Kukulu, Gebeta, Feta, and Tras. The studio was recognised with two prestigious awards, including the Best Entertainment App and Best App of the Year at the Apps Africa Awards, for their first two games.