WELCOME TO GAME MIXER SOUTH AFRICA!
The idea: game developers from all over the African continent, plus Germany, Brazil and Indonesia come together in Johannesburg for a whole week. They exchange experiences and knowledge, share ideas, connect with Joburg’s gaming scene, visit game studios – and play each other’s games, of course! You’ll have the chance to meet all of them and try out their games at our game Mixer Showcase.
Games on show include, among many others:
Public Showcase: 22 November, 11am – 7pm
- South African game “Vukuzenzele” introduces players in informal settlements to the concept of reblocking, with the goal to ensure that all people in a given area have their needs satisfied
- Players of Brazilian game “Ekoloidz” are part of a detective gang looking for water wasting clues, collecting tips about how to save our most precious natural resource
- “Mzito” is a Kenyan adventure game for mobile platforms, taking players to an epic journey across 15 locations across the African continent
- “The Day the Laughter Stopped” from Germany deals with choice, fault, and blame in cases of sexual assault, attempting to help the ongoing conversation about violence against women and rape culture.
> Try out all games and have in-depth discussions with the developers
> Experience our brand new Library-Gamebox-Hub
More information can be found on Facebook
. The hashtag for the event is #gamemixer. Have a look at the full game selection here:
Partners of the Goethe-Institut in this project are Digital Gaming Culture Foundation, BIU – Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware, GAME – Bundesverband der deutschen Games-Branche, A.MAZE Festival Johannesburg, School of Digital Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS), Interactive Entertainment South Africa and Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival. The project is funded by the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.
About the German Video Game Awards:
The game industry is the most dynamic sector of the German cultural and creative industries. At present Germany is the largest market for digital games in Europe and the fifth largest in the world. With the aim to promote the development of video games that are of high quality, as well as being culturally and educationally valuable, the German government together with the two industry associations BIU and GAME founded the German Video Game Award. Annually an independent jury awards video games that are technologically innovative, culturally valuable and offer gaming fun.
German Video Game Awards