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Africa Games Week 2023: Celebrating Innovation, Diversity, and Growth in Africa’s Gaming Industry


The 6th edition of the Africa Games Week 2023 is gearing up to be a thrilling convergence of gaming enthusiasts, industry leaders, and innovators, set to take place from November 27th  to December 2nd in Cape Town, South Africa. This highly anticipated event promises to be a celebration of the vibrant gaming ecosystem across Africa, offering a platform for networking, learning, and showcasing Africa’s incredible talent.

The lineup of speakers at Africa Games Week 2023 is a testament to the event’s commitment to diversity and expertise within the gaming industry. Renowned figures such as Eniola Edun, Kabiru Seidu, Nick Hall (co-founder of Africa Game Week), Dean Gichukie, and Deborah Mensah-Bonsu are among the prominent voices set to grace the stage and share their knowledge on multiple panel sessions across the event. Their insights, experiences, and expertise are poised to inspire, educate, and empower attendees, shedding light on the challenges, triumphs, and future prospects within Africa’s gaming scene.

Empowering Women in Gaming – “She Got Game”

An enlightening panel discussion titled “She Got Game” will spotlight the pivotal role of women in the gaming industry. This session aims to bring together African women from diverse backgrounds within gaming, providing a platform for them to share their experiences, challenges, and successes. The panel will delve into discussions surrounding empowerment, representation, and opportunities for women in gaming, fostering an environment of support and encouragement.

Another key panel discussion, “The Future of African Gaming and Esports: Opportunities For Content Creators,” will explore the ever-evolving landscape of gaming and esports in Africa. This session will delve into the immense potential for content creators within the continent, highlighting the opportunities, emerging trends, and strategies to thrive in this dynamic industry.

Africa Games Week has partnered with Africa Comicade to sponsor the Ark Pitch winners to this year’s event, and Games For Change Africa to host a festival at the event this year on the 1st of December with the theme “From Awareness to Action ”. 

AGW23 isn’t just about discussions; it’s an immersive experience. Students, artists, aspiring and professional developers, and all Esports enthusiasts are invited to meet exhibitors at the AGW23 Expo which will feature African game studios, animation studios and international business representatives. 

Attendees can look forward to engaging workshops, interactive sessions, and a plethora of games to play. From showcasing the latest innovations to fostering collaborations, the event will provide a platform for attendees to connect, learn, and experience firsthand the creativity and innovation shaping Africa’s gaming future.

With its comprehensive agenda, featuring a blend of insightful discussions, hands-on experiences, and networking opportunities, Africa Games Week 2023 stands as a testament to the continent’s vibrant gaming ecosystem. Get your tickets to be a part of this thrilling experience. This event is poised to catalyze further growth, collaboration, and innovation within Africa’s gaming industry, showcasing its immense potential on a global stage.

Whether you’re an industry professional, a gaming enthusiast, or a visionary eager to explore the future of gaming, Africa Games Week 2023 is the place to be. Mark your calendars for this groundbreaking event that promises to shape the trajectory of gaming in Africa and beyond.

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