1 December 2023
Every year, we host the Games for Change Africa Festival. This vibrant gathering brings together everyone interested in using games to drive social, learning, and business goals across the continent.
If you’re passionate about games and recognise its potential to make real-world change, this is your ultimate destination.
This year, the G4C Africa Festival will be held on December 1, 2023 in Cape Town during Africa Games Week – the leading event on the continent for the games industry.
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AFROM AWARENESS TO ACTION
This year we aim not just to highlight but to catalyse real progress, leveraging games to envision a brighter African future.
Africa’s gaming scene: its truths, myths, triumphs, and challenges. Discover the global evolution of games and XR across education, health, civic engagement, sustainability, and beyond..
Imagine an Africa where games address crucial challenges. Join industry leaders to shape our vibrant gaming future. Craft a strategic action plan together.
GAME DESIGN SPRINT
Enhance your game design skills and showcase African creativity! Join our Game Design Sprint with experts and gear up for a life-changing opportunity from G4C Global.
MEET TO PLAY
Connect with community members and like-minded organisations from around the globe in this unique, interactive networking opportunity.
COUNTDOWN TO G4C AFRICA FESTIVAL 2023
ABOUT AFRICA GAMES WEEK
Africa Games Week, now in its 6th edition, has established itself as the premium business event in Africa for the video game industry. Developers, content creators and industry leaders come from across Africa and the globe to connect, engage and grow the African Game Industry.
The event is made up of sub-conferences across three industry verticals, that include premium speakers, panels, workshops, pitch competitions, deal tourism and B2B meetings.
Join us to inspire meaningful change on the African continent using the transformative power of games.
10:30 - African Game Industry: Myths Debunked
Dive deep into the African gaming industry, dispelling common myths and bringing to light the immense potential and growth within the region.
Rapid Fire interview
Deborah Mensah-Bonsu, Supercell
Teddy Kossoko, Masseka Game Studio
11:00 - Lightning Talks
11:00 - Gamers Go Green - Understanding Player Values and Achieving Business Success through Sustainability.
Explore player attitudes towards sustainability and how studios are achieving business success while making a positive environmental impact.
Rhea Loucas, PlanetPlay
11:15 - Interactivity for Good: How VR Simulators Can Help African Farmers Feed the World
Find out how Virtual Reality is transforming African agriculture, and equipping farmers with sustainable practices through VR Greenhouse Simulators.
Kabiru Seidu, NubianVR
11:30 Unlocking the world of School Esports
Learn the growth of a major South African school Esports program, from Minecraft to its complete integration, and pick up strategies to kickstart esports in your school with the right networks and eager players.
Magdeleen De Kock, Curro Schools
11:45 - Gamifying for Impact: Data-Driven Solutions
Discover how organisations and institutions can leverage gamification to generate insightful data, driving meaningful interventions.
Kim Chulu Amina, Kimard Studio
14:00 - Game Changers Gathering
Imagine transforming Africa's challenges into real opportunities using the power of gaming.
Join us in this collaborative transformative session! Unite with experts from various fields in crafting a strategic action plan with a shared vision: shape the future!
Working Themes: Education & Cultural
- Education & Cultural Heritage
- Inclusive Economies & Sustainable Prosperity
- Environmental Consciousness
- Well-being & Civic Unity
Full Day - Game Design Sprint
Games for Change Global together with industry partners are thrilled to present a new international competition:
Diverse Stories, New Voices Challenge
- Finalists receive mentorship, marketing support, and more
- Winner takes home a $10,000 cash prize!
Want to prepare for this life-changing opportunity?
To enhance the competitive presence of African studios in the challenge, G4C Africa is excited to host the Game Design Sprint.
- Full day mentorship program to elevate your proposal
- Immediate feedback on your ideas straight from industry experts
Make sure you register before 5 NOVEMBER 2023!
12:00 - 13:00 - Play to Meet
Connect with community members and like-minded organisations through our fun networking opportunity.
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