#14 Joy Ajayi
#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.
#11 Adeline Tushabe
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.
#9 Sunny Dube
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.
#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.
#5 Cresentia Moyo
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 […]
#4 Véronique Elinoro RAJAONAH
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 […]
#3 Adefoyeke Ajao
Véronique is an illustrator and concept artist from Antananarivo, Madagascar. She is also a regular jammer and worked on Hafa during Global Game Jam 2020. What kind of games do you like to play? I haven’t played games for a while due to studying at home so I think I’m more of a casual player. […]
#2 Alexis Stahnke
Adefoyeke is a culture journalist from Lagos, Nigeria who is passionate about local storytelling. She put her talents to work during Global Game Jam 2020 by creating the story for Yaba’s Quest and incorporating her team’s ideas into the game. Prior to this, Adefoyeke had developed a narrative and quests for Enter Africa Lagos’ location-based […]
Alexis Stahnke is a Game Development and Game Design student at Vega School in Cape Town and also runs a blog called MageScape Gaming where they write all about learning game development from games themselves and what we can learn from other sources linked to gaming. Read their most recent post about what you can […]