PARADISE GAME, a major player in West African video game industry will host thirteen independent African studios and their twenty games at the Paris Games Week (Africa Corner) in partnership with the S.E.L.L. and Digital Lab Africa.
On the occasion of Paris Games Week, the largest European video game show that will run from October 30 to November 3, 2019, 13 independent studios will present their games, from 8 African countries: South Africa, Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco and Tunisia. Simone Beneke, Shannon Bennetts and Setriakor Nyomi, winners of the DLA’s third edition will represent their respective studios Falling up Studios (South Africa) and GreyParrot Interactive (Ghana) and their game concept Precious Cargo and Mancala Plus.
13 studios will be hosted at the Africa Corner by Paradise Game (booth A 042, Hall 1): Altplay Studio, DASCO, Digital Cultural eXperience, Falling Up Studios, Interactive GrayGreen, INSTEAD, Internet of Elephants, Leti Arts, LIVA Interactive, Nookhema Game Studios, Lomay Studio, Sysics Studio and Toufoula Kids.
This 108sm space dedicated to African video games will allow the public of Paris Games Week to test for the second consecutive year a selection of various games: adventure, racing, fighting, strategy, puzzles, not to mention virtual reality games, comics, and even serious games. Note that some of these games are under development, others are already available for sale.
Through these games, visitors will be able to dive into unique worlds and various themes: ecology, education, daily life, societal issues, disease, female heroism, African arts, surgical training, African deities, ancestral games, esport, discovery of historical territories, animal welfare, control of artificial intelligence …
Emmanuel Martin, CEO of S.E.L.L.
“It’s a great joy to see Africa Corner growing at Paris Games Week for a second year in a row thanks to our partnership with Paradise Game. We are very happy to welcome also Tunisian studios with the support of CNCI-CDL. All these studios bring creativity and originality that will seduce the public of the Paris Games Week. ”
Sidick Bakayoko, CEO and founder of Paradise Game, says: “The cultural and creative industries offer new opportunities for young Africans, as well as new opportunities for economic development for the countries of the continent. We believe that in Africa gaming has the potential to create between 10 and 20% of the 2 million new jobs expected in the digital space in the next 5 years. “
About Paradise Game
Paradise Game is a company based in Ivory Coast that aims to transform the video game industry in Africa. Paradise Game’s vision is to create the largest gaming community in Africa and offer it new events, gaming rooms, and multimedia content (entertainment, e-learning…)
Paradise Game has initiated the first major festival of video games and eSports in Africa, the FEJA (Festival of Electronics and Video Game of Abidjan – (www.FEJA.ci), but also a TV show called Paradise Game Show dedicated to video game players in Africa. Paradise Game is also promoting “made-in-Africa” games on the local market and on the international stage.