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Kampala, Uganda
Revival - Reviving Talents in Kampala

1st Game Lab Kampala
© Christoph Deeg

Kampala, Uganda’s capital, is a city of young, innovative, energetic individuals who come from across the country with lots of different cultures. Supporting the talents of these young people is an important investment in the city’s future.

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View of Kampala © Christoph Deeg
For the Enter Africa team in Kampala, this is not enforced enough so far. They perceive that many projects are not being completed – which demotivates people to pursue their goals. 
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The Game: “Revival” 

Therefore, they have created the location-based game “Revival”. It envisions a dystopian future where all talents are lost and must be restored. The main character in the game is essentially the player who has to defeat the villain “Repo” – a metaphor for social problems – to win back the lost talents. 
 
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Locations in Kampala© Christoph Deeg
To achieve this, the player has to go to 10 different locations in Kampala, each of which is special. For example, places include historical sites like the Uganda National Museum or cultural places like a gallery and also a co-working space called Design Hub, which inspires you and gives you new ideas. 
 
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Poster of "Revival" - The Kampala Location-Based Game. Shows the Villain "Repo" that is absorbing talents in the city and has to be defeated. Poster: Elupe All these places are linked to specific tasks to defeat Repo and make sure your abilities are not erased. You have to collaborate with whoever you find at the locations: They all have tools or ideas that help you solve the task. For example, at the Design Hub, you have to get a key, which is 3D printed right in front of your eyes – a new experience for many people in Kampala.

At the same time, the hub is a hive – in the game, you have to fly around and collect honey that makes you invisible from Repo. 
 
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Why should I play “Revival”? 

At the end of the day, it’s all about learning - not for the game, but for yourself. The player gets to learn about Kampala and its people, about its values, visions, history and culture - because the game encourages the player to interact with people, to engage with the city and discover new, interesting places. 
 
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So, hop on one of Kampala’s motorbike taxis called Boda Bodas – and discover inspiring places to find or revive your talents!

Interviewpartner

Laurean Ntaate, Enter Africa team member, entrepreneur and artist from Kampala, Uganda. Laureans works at the Design Hub Kampala and for Elupe House of Comics and Animation. In 2017, he co-founded the organization Tribe Uganda together with other illustrators and animators. They started the Digiart Fest in Kampala, which will take place for the second time this year on 14th and 15th of December. 

Participants

Ssegujja Michael, Rajesh Jadhav, Kabuye Alex, Abdulmalik Dalhatu, Emanzi Kamugisha, Raymond Malinga, Lincoln Karuhanga, Babirye Hilda, Lawrence John Okot, Isaac Lugolobi, Laurean Ntaate, Kiguli Valentine Albert, Mugisha Emmanuel, Kenneth Kyamanywa, Asiimwe Samuel, Keya Nicholas Anthony, Mugibson Patrick Mugisha, Alwenyi Catherine Cassidy, Ssemakula Marvin, Tom Nelson Munghono, Anthony Thompson
The Team at the Design Hub Kampala© Christoph Deeg

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