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.
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.
All these places are linked to specific tasks. Only if the player fulfills these can he prevent Repo from absorbing his abilities. He has to cooperate with other people in these places, because they have the tools or hints to solve the tasks. In the Design Hub, for example, you get a key made right in front of you with a 3D printer - a new experience for many 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.
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.
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.