#16 Lombe Mulenga
#15 Kike Ayoola
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.
#14 Joy Ajayi
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.
#13 Neema Iyer
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.
#12 Kirsten Lee Naidoo
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.
#11 Adeline Tushabe
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.
#10 Estelle Makhoba
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.
#9 Sunny Dube
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.
#8 Limpho Moeti
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.
#7 Maria Situmbeko
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.
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 […]