FIFA 2010 World Cup to benefit Africa gaming


In a continent where history is rooted in folklore and the honor of heroes it is surprising that the gaming sector has not developed in a way that video games can be used to pass on historical information and provide sources of income.

While Tawia and Kiriinya agree that major companies do not support local developers, the developers themselves need to show more commitment and higher level of creativity to get the support.

"Unlike other types of software, gaming demands creativity; the development team needs to understand games," added Kiriinya. "Playing games and developing games are like two sides of a coin."

Given the complex nature of game development and the lack of skills, Tawia argues that formation of an African Game Developers Association would encourage more software developers into game development and a forum where the community will share ideas and engage international game development groups.

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