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African indie developers in spotlight at gaming festival

September 2, 2013 • Gadgets and Gaming

South Africans will be able to get a glimpse of the hottest Indie Games and Media Art in Africa when the annual A MAZE. / Johannesburg 2013 kicks off on 5 September in the Johannesburg suburb of Braamfontein.

South Africans will be able to get a glimpse of the hottest Indie Games and Media Art in Africa (image: file)

South Africans will be able to get a glimpse of the hottest Indie Games and Media Art in Africa (image: file)

“The full festival program will blast your mind, and will inspire you and every cell in your body. We are so happy to bring together the most relevant creatives and forward thinkers of the African and European games and media art scene,” A MAZE. / Johannesburg said in a statement.

The annual event is presented in partnership with the Digital Arts Department of the University of the Witwatersrand, and in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg, while being co-funded by the European Union.

In terms of gaming, A MAZE. and Wits Digital Arts invites all game designers from everywhere to take part in the game festival. The game jam is organised as part of the 2nd International Games /Media Art Festival – A MAZE. / Johannesburg.

They added that games addressing Africa as a whole, select parts of Africa, specific concerns in Africa, or dreams and fantasies of Africa are welcome.

“Game development is a burgeoning field all across the continent and, in this spirit, games reflecting on Africa have huge potential to educate, entice and reach people of all walks of life. This Game Jam brings together game developers from across the continent and across the world, to start a creative conversation about games in Africa. ”

For more information on A MAZE. / Johannesburg 2013  and to find out more about the 3-day festival, visit www.amaze-johannesburg.co.za

Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor

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