African Video Games Level Up: New Nigerian Companies Blazing The Trail

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

On a hot day in central Lagos, there’s only one way to cut through the traffic: jump on a motorbike and whizz around oncoming buses, gaping potholes and street hawkers – all the while trying to avoid bribe-seeking policemen. If that sounds too exhausting, an alternative is to stay home and play out the scene online. In Nigeria, game publishers are turning life into art with African-inspired games that have set thumbs twitching across the continent. In a global videogame industry worth $66bn (£42bn) – more than Hollywood – the market has so far offered few Africa-centric plotlines. Guardian UK

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