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Creating African Talent for the Global Games Industry


Creating African Talent for the Global Games Industry is a 30 minute talk where Hugo Obi founder of Maliyo Games discusses how the lack of game development talent led him to build the largest pan-African training program. This has created a strong talent pool across 9 African countries. GameUp Africa is an initiative designed to transform gaming enthusiasts to game-makers for the African and global games industry. We discuss why we decided to develop this training initiative, lessons learned from training 1k+ people over 3 years, how this system has enabled us to increase the talent pool on the continent, some of the challenges we faced along the way and the opportunities ahead.

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  • Game Developers Conference 2024
  • Hugo Obi
  • Maliyo Games
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  • Career Development
  • Game Career / Education