Kinshasa, DR Congo
© Enter Africa LOKOLe
Be it as an environmental superhero, policeman or bonobo expert, the Kinshasa game will take you to 5 different locations in Kinshasa that will show you the true face of the city. "Lokole" sends a message to its players - a warning signal that calls for action.
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Back in the day, people from different areas of the Congo region used a traditional slit drum as a musical instrument and as a log drum. The “Lokole” drum was a means of communication between neighbors and between villages in case of trouble or dangers or it announced someone’s death. The Enter Africa team from Kinshasa chose “Lokole” to be the title of their location-based game. They want to send a message to the player, a warning sign and a call for action.
THE NOISY MIX OF KINSHASA
Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is an extremely busy city. Especially at night, you see all kinds of venders on the streets, selling products or food. Naturally, the vibe and liveliness of the place does not come without chaos. Many people in Kinshasa have to improvise and fight for a good life - and that leaves a trace in the city. One challenge, the Enter Africa team from Kinshasa identified, is pollution: People throw their waste in the streets and the infrastructural means are not enough to keep the city clean. Another problem is a lack of knowledge about the city itself: Many stereotypes exist about Kinshasa – but the location-based game shows its true faces and colors – so that each player can form a personal opinion.