• November 23, 2021By betasquidmag_pcwivg

    The Africacomicade Gamathon is Africa’s largest convention of digital creatives in the games, animation, comics, and XR industry, creating a platform for them to showcase their work, network, and find opportunities for collaboration and funding. It is a two-week hybrid event, allowing participation from across the world virtually and rounding off with a physical expo

  • April 10, 2021By betasquidmag_pcwivg

    Guest post by Sheilah Birgen, originally tweeted on April 7, 2021 and published here with permission. Minor edits made for clarity and veracity. Sheilah Birgen shares her thoughts on the state of gaming and eSports in Africa, zeroing in on its future prospects for African’s youthful population. In Africa, we’re still sleeping on gaming (both

  • May 31, 2020By Kadi

    There’s so much happening in the African digital art space that, try as we do, we can’t capture it all. Luckily, we’re not the only ones interested in sharing stories about comics, games and animation from Africa. Below is a roundup of African animation, comics and video game stories we caught on our radar in

  • May 27, 2020By Kadi

    This post on eSports in Africa originally appeared on African Business Magazine and was written by William McBain. Johannesburg resident Sam “Tech Girl” Wright kept her passion for video gaming a secret in high school. “It wasn’t cool, you’d just get mocked, and being a girl playing video games was even worse,” she says.  Wright now

  • May 5, 2020By Kadi

    Since April and when most governments enforced mandatory lockdowns to curb the spread of Coronavirus, we’ve been busy in the inbox of our newsletter subscribers. In there, we’ve provided a ton of animation and comic resources to keep our dear readers entertained in order to help with social distancing, quarantine and to ease minds off

  • February 22, 2020By Kadi

    Every year towards the end of January, game developers, game studios, gaming enthusiasts, writers, programmers, designers, illustrators and other creatives from around the world gather for a full weekend to create a new game from scratch, in 48 hours.  Africa is no exception and has seen an increase in jam sites over the years. This

  • January 22, 2020By Kadi

    What happens when game developers and enthusiasts get together for a weekend to create a game? Is it possible? What can they possibly create? These and more are what the annual Global Game Jam seeks to answer.  Every year towards the end of January, game developers, game studios, gaming enthusiasts, writers, programmers, designers, illustrators and

  • January 20, 2020By Kadi

    Dear African geeks, here’s a calendar literally called African Geek Calendar of events happening across the continent in 2020. 2020 is in full swing and so are the organizers of various geek events across the continent. Some organizers, such as ReedPop, AAFFia and Animation South Africa already announced dates and venues for their annual events

  • December 4, 2019By Squid Mag

    Taking cues from international alternative games festivals, Playtopia MGA marks South Africa’s debut homegrown celebration of games and interactive art. Producing a series of surprise global hits, South Africa’s game makers (and their unique creations) have landed up on the international map, and Playtopia MGA stands to celebrate the country’s diverse game development and immersive

  • October 31, 2019By Kadi

    Johannesburg, South Africa, October 31 2019 – The organizers of DISCOP have announced a new initiative that will bring the world of professional competitive gaming closer to TV screens across Africa.  This program will showcase the esports experience to broadcasters and brands who understand that television is still the most powerful advertising medium in Africa. Global video