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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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#9 Sunny Dube

Meet Sunny – a South African super geek who was inspired by both local and international games to study game design. Read about her experience with games and her thoughts on game development here.

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#8 Limpho Moeti

Limpho has played many roles in business development and production in the South African game development scene. Learn about some highlights of her career and her new work as part of Nyamakop.

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#7 Maria Situmbeko

Maria is a full-time software developer and FC Barcelona fan who got unexpectedly swept in Global Game Jam 2020 in Lusaka while she was hoping to use the venue space for practice for a different hackathon. She ended up using her programming skills to contribute to a web-based game called 00 days left about making […]

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#6 Antsa Herisoa
Antsa Herisoa

This interview was originally conducted in French, Madagascar’s official language. If you would the English translation, scroll further down. Voici Antsa! Antsa Herisoa est une jeune développeuse amusante qui participe régulièrement au Global Game Jam annuel. Découvrez ses expériences avec les game jams, et ses réflexions sur le développement des jeux à Madagascar et en […]

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#5 Cresentia Moyo

Cresentia is a 21-year-old lady from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe studying a Bachelor of Science degree in Informatics. While she works towards her degree, she enjoys exploring her interests in machine learning, game development, and web development. Her love of cartoons inspire her creative interests and during Global Game Jam Bulawayo she contributed to not one, but […]

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