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An African Game
There aren’t a lot of African gamers, as would be expected due to the general lack of access to gaming technology and platforms in Africa, relative to other parts of the world. There are even fewer game developers on the continent. Due to being a gamer myself, I like to keep track of this as much as possible, and it’s always fun to announce a new one.
iWarrior - an African iPhone gameiWarrior is an iPhone game (iTunes link), created by the cross-Afrian team of Kenyan Wesley Kirinya and Ghanaian Eyram Tawia of Leti Games.
Living an African success story
When the VentureBeat reporter started getting the hang of iWarrior while playing it and pouring all his efforts into the game, I knew this was a great moment. A Wuzu moment. Eyram Akofa Tawia's game was on the iPhone and a Stanford-educated tech journalist was getting addicted to a computer game Eyram had made. I looked on smiling and thinking, this is the beginning of great things to come. And this was just March 24th. Eyram Akofa Tawia had come very far from the day he fell in love with playing computer games, he now owned his own computer game company, LetiGames, which was going to be the Star of Africa. He was being interviewed by VentureBeat, a blog whose mission is to provide news about innovation for forward-thinking executives.
Video Game Technology Finds its Way Into the Heart of Africa
Through centuries, Africa's Masai tribesmen have struggled against marauding predators.
Now a virtual version of that struggle may be happening on an iPhone near you. "Defend your village by feeding and driving away the animals before they crash it and feed on your livestock and garden!" explains a summary of the game "iWarrior" in Apple's App Store. Threats include "thundering elephants," "mighty rhinos," "swift cheetahs" and "crafty hyenas."
Kenya-Ghana collaboration seeks to revive game production
In an effort to revive Africa's dormant game production industry, two leading game producers from Kenya and Ghana have teamed up.
Wesley Kiriinya, Kenya's top video game producer, and Eyram Tawia of Ghana are collaborating to produce world-class games. Kiriinya, who is the technical director at Sinc-studios, produced Kenya's first video game, "Adventures of Nyangi." The game is based on African folklore, a feature he intends to present to the world stage.
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