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African Games Co-production Market

The African Games Co-production Market (AGCM) is a yearly mentoring program for African studios. The goal is to support African video games studios in improving their business skills,  refining their video games prototypes, accessing  an international network of experts and game devs, finding a co-producer in Europe for their games.

The program offers to African studios a platform to connect with co-producers and financiers in Europe.

The African Games Co-production Market is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office and powered by SpielFabrique in partnership with the Goethe Institute.

African Games Co-production Market

How to apply?

Apply on F6s between September 23rd and October 24th with all informations needed about your studios and video game concepts or prototype.

https://www.f6s.com/african-games-coproduction-market/about

From October 25th to November 10th, your project will be evaluated by our African and European Jury. If you’re pre-selected, you’ll pitch your project on November 10th in front of the Final Jury!

Selection process

Here are the the terms and conditions for the application and selection to the AGCM:

Terms and conditions of the AGCM call for projects and selection

Why should I apply?

Because we offer exactly what you need:

– Prizes to support the development of prototypes
– Mentoring with international high class experts to refine your business model and game concept
– Platform to pitch your project to coproducers in Europe
– Publishing and distribution opportunities through our experts network

Programme

January – April : Mentoring program

May: match-making days online with European Indie games studios

June -August: Co-production mentoring program

September : Final pitching and networking event with publishers and financiers

Final pitching event - 30 August - 2 PM - 4PM (CEST)

African and European developers will pitch their co-production on African video games Projects!

Match-Making days between European and African studios

Indie Studios from all over Europe with high-level experience in developing video games on PC, Console and/or Mobile are wanted to make African games happen! 

As co-producers European video games studios will bring their expertise and access to public funding in Europe to co-develop and co-finance the video games of African studios. Co-production is a faithful partnership between two studios to make bigger and better video games. SpielFabrique develop the co-production market in Europe to make indie studios finance and develop their game faster by accessing new financing sources and expertise through their co-producers. Co-production appears to be a great way for African studios to develop their own IP and to launch African stories on the video games market.

Download our AGCM – Europe:Africa Match-Making days – Booklet

9 selected African studios

Orange Game Concept Prizes

Ubisoft Game Concept Prizes

SUPPORTED BY:

Studios supporters

Mentoring partners

Media Partners

Like the Goethe Institut we believe serious gaming can encourage young people in Sub-Saharan Africa to use game thinking as a tool to address everyday challenges.We want to create a game ecosystem that represents African Culture and reimagines African futures.

Enter Africa was launched in 2018 by the Goethe Institut and we decided to join them in this innovative project. This is a creative African network made up of interdisciplinary teams including game developers, city planners, story tellers, artists, architects and engineers in 15 African mega cities.

Our activity aims at providing education and solutions  through a selective market dedicated to promising African studios and to European studios that are open to cooperation. A market that take the shape of a platform to connect, showcase, network and interact between studios, institutions, publishers and financiers.

Pilot project 2019 - 2020: Eurafrican Co-production Platform for video games

3 selected studios:

Bonobo Studio and the game The Guardian Dynasty – Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Work’D and the game Gbakaman Racing – Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Kayfo Game Studio and the game Afrojuggle – Dakar Senegal

These 3 studios will therefore benefit from an online support to find co-producers in order to develop their games.

Those 3 studios came out a long list of 24 studios from Enter Africa 15 countries. A Panel of pre-selection , composed by gaming and cultural industries experts from Africa and Europe, established a short list of the 6 best studios.

The final jury, composed by Isabelle Drouin (Orange – France), Robert Mugisha (DopeApps – Rwanda), Hervé Delabrousse (Gameloft – Africa), Nathan Masyuko (LudiqueWorks – Kenya), Yves le Yaouanq (Ubisoft – France), Andreas Suika (Epic Games, Germany) took place on the 16th of January 2020.

Bonobo Entertainment

Bonobo studio is a creative studio for animated films and games inspired by African history, culture and fantasy.

Follow @bonobostudiokin on Facebook and Instagram

The game: The Guardian Dynasty

A game of combat, exploration and discovery where the player explores a whimsical African world. The player faces Droids, wild animals transformed into warriors by Dark Energy and characters from African mythology.
The player is called upon to Solve puzzles, discover ancestral melodies that are used to unlock certain passages, along the way he acquires allies who can come to his aid when needed.
Each mask has special powers and its powers can be combined to have more power in defense as well as in attack and also increase its potentials.

Kayfo Game Studio

Kayfo is a game development studio based in Dakar, Senegal. We produce mobile games set in African contexts, inviting players to discover Africa from another angle.

Follow @KayfoGames on Facebook and Twitter

The game: Amma – A quest for light

Amma – A Quest for Light is a puzzle/exploration game set in Mali, in Dogon territory. Amma is the Universe creator god for Dogon people, and his unwanted son Yurugu has decided to shut down every visible star from the Earth, in order to punish human beings against their unrespectful behavior towards the Earth. In the game, you will play as a young girl called Yélé, and will be free to explore a fantastical 3D world in order to find artifacts, puzzles and resolve enigmas. As you progress in the game, a captivating story will unveil to you, help you understand this fantastical world, and move towards your ultimate goal: restoring the light on Earth!

Work’D

Created in 2017, WORK’D is an Ivorian start-up specialized in the video game industry. Its aim is to enhance the value of gaming as a means of promoting African culture and know-how, but also as a powerful communication, marketing and training tool for companies.
The studio’s first project is called ¨POINTS by work’d¨ and is available on Google PlayStore. It is a smartphone adaptation of a famous game in African primary schools.

The game: Gbakaman Racing

GbakamanRacing is a 3D and multiplayer racing game for mobile. It features the phenomenon of “Gbakas”, mini public transport coaches with 16 to 32 seats. In all major African cities, the conclusion is the same: this means of transport is indispensable. How many times have we laughed at the attitudes of the drivers, the special atmosphere in the vehicle, and their not always exemplary conduct? These vehicles are part of the landscape of sub-Saharan African cities,
This game offers the possibility to race between friends each driving a “gbaka” in crazy modes and with innovative game mechanics, all with an African coloring. The circuits that highlight the beauty of our African cities and their singularities, the modeling of the vehicles and the various animations and interactions make this a unique racing game.


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