We are convinced they can! And that is what the project Enter Africa is all about. It encourages young people in Sub-Saharan Africa to use game thinking as a tool to address everyday challenges.
© Prince Andrew Ardayfio
Interdisciplinary teams including architects, urban planners, IT experts and artists in 15 African cities create location-based games – playable on mobile phones. The games anticipate our cities’ transformation processes and envision future scenarios: Which challenges for infrastructure, culture and the environment emerge? How can they be experienced and solved in a playful way?
© Janne Lilkendey
Out of these 15 visions, the teams identify joint topics for Sub-Saharan Africa - and create one analogue African game with a focus on borderlessness and the promotion of African cultures.This process has generated a network of creative, innovative, young professionals across the African continent – the Enter Africa Community. Together, we use games and game thinking to realize our visions for Africa’s future.
Enter Africa is a project by the Goethe-Institut. It involves many partners – game design and gamification experts from Germany and Ethiopia as well as organizations from different African countries.
The location-based games and the megagame will be released in 2019. We will present them on different occasions across the African continent and the gaming fairs A Maze and Gamescom in Germany. As soon as we are ready, you will also find them on this website!