Africa’s gaming industry is booming, driven by cheap mobile phones, improvement in Internet penetration and increasingly ambitious developers.
There are numerous African stories that haven’t been told and the new crop of African developers wants to challenge how Africa, a continent of 54 countries and over 3000 cultures, is portrayed in the gaming industry.
Game companies such as Kuluya Games, based in Lagos Nigeria, develop games where African players are the key focus and show the everyday life of the average African.
As Africa’s middle class grows and gaming perception changes, the future is certainly bright for game developers.
The table below shows the biggest video gaming markets in Africa in 2017, ranked by revenue.
Biggest Video Gaming Markets in Africa in 2017, by Revenue
Source – Quartz, Newzoo, Atlas