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#16 Lombe Mulenga
Lombe Mulenga from Zambia

Lombe is a lawyer, casual gamer, horror enthusiast, and now Youtuber from Zambia. Her first experience with game development happened during Global Game Jam 2016 in Lusaka where she made a horror visual novel in Twine with her brother. Get to know Lombe’s thoughts about getting more African women involved in game development.

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#15 Kike Ayoola
Kike Ayoola writer for the Wagadu Chronicles

Kike is a game writer currently working for Twin Drums on their afro-fantasy tabletop RPG and upcoming digital game, The Wagadu Chronicles. Get to know about her and how her Nigerian heritage has contributed to the game.

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My 2020 Game of the Year – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Link on horseback

The year 2020 was not an especially great year for the majority of people. Due to the pandemic, I, like many other people, found myself confined to my home for a good portion of the year. It’s due to this global isolation that 2020 was declared “The Year of the Gamer.” Last year, I finally got the opportunity to get my hands on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and what a wild ride it has been.

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#14 Joy Ajayi
Joy Ajayi

Introducing Joy Ajayi, a gameplay programmer from Lagos, Nigeria. Joy is not just dedicated to a career in the realm of game development, but she is also the first Women in Games WIGJ Ambassador from Nigeria and Africa. Joy is looking forward to growing the community of Women in Games in Nigeria and around Africa. Joy was one of the active women behind Africacomicade as well. Get to know Joy and her thoughts on what we can do to achieve more gender balance in the industry.

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#13 Neema Iyer
Neema Iyer

It’s time to meet another amazing African woman who has contributed to the world of games. We would like to introduce Neema Iyer, a civic technologist and visual artist based between Frankfurt and Kampala. Neema is known in the game space for her interactive fiction game, Choose Your Own Fake News. Neema is also part of the podcasting duo, Terms and Conditions, where she talks about emerging technology trends on the continent. Get to know Neema and her perspectives on games.

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#12 Kirsten Lee Naidoo
Kirsten Lee Naidoo

Kirsten Lee Naidoo is a South African game developer with an array of fun jam games under her belt and a passion for her local game development community. Get to know how her journey in game development began and what inspired her to get involved in projects such as A MAZE. Johannesburg and the Enter Africa initiative by the Goethe-Institut.

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#11 Adeline Tushabe

Adeline is a young game developer from Uganda who has worked on games with valuable user experiences. From working on a game that can be enjoyed by both sighted and visually impaired individuals to a recent game called Local Heroes that highlight the role of essential workers in Uganda during the current pandemic. Get to know Adeline and her contributions to the game development scene.

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#10 Estelle Makhoba
EstelleMakhoba

Estelle is a soulful South African game developer who makes games inspired by emotion and art. She spends her days as a network engineer and her nights sharpening her craft as an indie developer. Get to know about her journey in game development so far and what she’s working on right now.

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