June 25, 2024

Africacomicade, the organisers of the much-anticipated 2023 Gamathon, have unveiled the themes for this year’s Game Jam competitions. As Africa’s premier convention for digital creatives, the Gamathon which is set to take place from September 25th to 30th, both in Lagos, Nigeria and virtually, promises to be an unforgettable event.

Mobile game developers from across the continent are gearing up for a showdown under the spotlight as they compete for their share of a generous $2,000 prize pool. Sponsored by Gara Store, Africa’s pioneering pan-African app store dedicated to selling and buying games and books, this year’s Mobile Game Jam will revolve around the theme “AFRICAN HERO/HEROINE.”

The “AFRICAN HERO/HEROINE” theme is a call for game developers to craft immersive and captivating mobile games that showcase the rich tapestry of African culture, legends, and stories. From epic tales of ancient warriors to modern-day heroes and heroines breaking new ground, this theme promises to be a wellspring of creativity for participants.

With the rise of mobile gaming across Africa, this Game Jam offers developers a golden opportunity to not only showcase their talent but also contribute to the cultural enrichment of the continent through the power of interactive storytelling.

Gamathon 2023 also has an exciting surprise for PC and extended reality (XR) game developers, as the organisers, Africacomicade, are opening up the competition to these talented individuals. With a $1,000 prize pool up for grabs, the “PATHWAYS” theme invites PC and XR game developers to take players on a journey of exploration, discovery, and innovation.

The “PATHWAYS” theme encourages game developers to create immersive experiences that challenge players to navigate intricate mazes, solve complex puzzles, or embark on epic adventures through uncharted territories. This is an unparalleled chance for PC and XR developers to shine and showcase their innovation and creativity to a wide audience.

As the countdown to the 2023 Gamathon begins, digital creatives and gaming enthusiasts are buzzing with excitement. With the themes “AFRICAN HERO/HEROINE” and “PATHWAYS,” Africacomicade has set the stage for a thrilling competition that promises to push the boundaries of mobile, PC, and XR gaming in Africa.

The 2023 Gamathon is not just a competition; it’s a celebration of African talent and creativity in the interactive and immersive media industry. It’s a gathering of dreamers, innovators, and visionaries who are shaping the future of gaming and extended reality on the continent.

Mark your calendars for September 25th to 30th, grab your tickets, and stay tuned for an electrifying week of gaming excellence at the 2023 Gamathon. Africa’s best mobile, PC, and XR game developers are ready to rise to the challenge, and the world will be watching as they create unforgettable gaming experiences.