The First African Video Game
Technology innovation and the creative nature of African youth continues to spread across all sectors of the continent. More specifically, East Africa is fast becoming a hub for young and tech savvy entrepreneurs.
However this brings lots of questions which includes:
-Questions over IP
-Questions over eCommerce
-Questions over web security
With those questions in mind, take a look the following story that rolled across my email yesterday.
Young Computer Expert Makes African Video Game
Catholic Information Service for Africa (Nairobi)
April 17, 2007
Posted to the web April 17, 2007
A young Kenyan computer programmer has produced an adventure video game he says is first of its kind in Africa.
Wesley Kirinya, aged 23, developed the 3-dimensional action game in his Gwimgrafx Studios in Nairobi. It is called 'The Adventures of Nyangi.'
The game is about a character named Nyangi who has to find some rare African artifacts. Each artifact has an interesting and mysterious story behind it, Kirinya says.
"I want to bring the entertainment from reading a book or watching a film on African stories into video games."
He said the task took him about three years to accomplish. "Since there are no video game development schools in Africa, I taught myself the skill," he said.
"I developed this game on a tiny budget. I'm impressed with the outcome, considering that it costs millions of dollars to develop games using the latest technology."
In Kenya the game can be purchased at Nu Metro Media Store, located at The Junction Shopping Center, Dagoretti Corner, Nairobi.(Tel: 020 386 5739).
The game can be purchased electronically as a digital download from the website: www.gwimgrafxstudios.com