Google, GTBank, Bournemouth University, others showcase services at games expo

The developers session saw organisations like Bournemouth University, Kaplan, Center 4 Tech, Africgames.com and Chop up games, showcase their product and services and how best to access them.

One of the speakers at the event

WAGE 2015 had a diverse mix of attendees consisting of students, parents, developers, professionals, and educational institutions at this year’s event.

Visitors also networked and had the opportunity to see what is going on around them in the world of African gaming.

Speakers at WAGE 15 conference included Paula Callus of Bournemouth University, who spoke on negotiating local content in a transnational multi-media context, Ahmed Alaga of Leap Africa, who spoke about eLearning: gamified content for social Change, and Benedict Olumhense from IGDA Nigeria, who took on the topic of game design, cultural perspectives and socio dynamics.

The WAGE 15 conference was concluded with the “Great African Gaming Debate”. Speakers had the opportunity to speak about the direction the African gaming industry is going, what can be done to improve it, how content that can be sold to both local and international clients can be created, amongst others.

The developers session saw organisations like Bournemouth University, Kaplan, Center 4 TechAfricgames.com and Chop up games, showcase their product and services and how best to access them.

Locally based Games development company Genii Games showcase their new game “Sango and His Wives”. Whilst Centre 4 Tech showcased games developed by students between the ages of 10 – 15 based in the region, some of the games developed by the students can be played on Africgames.com, which was also launched at WAGE15.

This year’s WAGE event was able to showcase female games developers and women working in the gaming industry, as the platform aims to keep motivating women to consider the gaming industry.

WAGE 2015 sponsors GTBank showcased their SME market hub, demonstrating how indie developers can benefit from their services, Google displayed Google play services, whilst also interacting with attendees by giving out cool gifts such as Google Cardboard and the Bournemouth University spoke to student about courses they can study to help them become better games developers.

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