ETHIOHACKS V - Hacking The African Gaming Industry

Organized by Gebeya
GEBEYA, Addis Ababa
From Sep 15th 2018
To Sep 16th 2018
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Description

The video gaming industry, which is expected to have a global market of $138 Billion in 2018, has remained untapped in Africa, a continent with perhaps the largest pool of content for folktales, art, history, and culture. However, despite the long silence, recent upsprings of premium quality African games indicate that the giant has finally awoken. And as a tribute to this awakening, Gebeya, in collaboration with Qene Technologies and sponsored by Good World Games, would like to invite all interested artists, IT professionals, gamers, story writers, music producers, and all enthusiasts to EthioHacks V, the first hackathon event of this series dedicated to the gaming industry.

The two-day Hackathon will provide the attendees with a chance to network with professionals and industry leaders from different fields in the gaming sector to collaborate and create beautiful games. Attendees will be paired in groups, with each group consisting of concept developers, artists, modelers, animators, musicians, story writers and game designers. These groups will compete for the most fun, attractive and ingenious game. 

Whether you are an expert or an enthusiast of technology, we welcome you to join us  to conceptualize and create beautiful games. 

PRIZES

As part of the Good World Games sponsorship, Winning game(s) emerging from the hackathon will be featured in GameTrove for some period of time, with associated developer credit. Also the winning game will have the possibility to be incubated by Gebeya and released on an international market with the help of Qene Technologies. First, Second and Third place winners will get prizes such as scholarships for Gebeya Professional Training, and acceptance into the Gebeya fellowship program soon to be announced

AGENDA

- Bring gaming enthusiasts together to collaborate on creating their own games

- Build the industry experts together to create a network that could flourish into bigger games

- Create awareness about the industry and explore possibilities

WHEN

Saturday, Sep 15th, from 8:30 AM to 05:30 PM (EAT)

Sunday, Sep 16th, from 8:30 AM to 05:30 PM (EAT)

WHERE

Gebeya Academy Headquarters: Woreda 02, Sinan Building 2nd Floor, Bole Subcity, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

For More Information About Gebeya: www.gebeya.com | www.gebeya.training

For More Information About Qene Technologies: www.qenetech.com

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