Serious Games for Masidlale Fak’ugesi
‘Masidlale Fak’ugesi ‘ is a new traveling showcasing platform designed to tour Southern African and regionally made indie games to new audiences in South African and the region (Zimbabwe and Mozambique in 2019). Masidlale have collaborated with Fak’ugesi Festival to build a series of easy flat pack arcade boxes that will act as a traveling platform for locally made games.
In July 2019 Goethe Institut Johannesburg Games Box hosted a Train Jam the National Arts Festival in Makhanda. The train jam took a special focus on the prototyping and developing of serious games.
In a collaboration between Masidlale, Fak’ugesi and Goethe, this event will host a show & tell of the serious games that have been developed from this train jam and an exploration of which games will form part of the Masidlale Fak’ugesi platform.
Please note that while this is a closed event, you are welcome to watch the presentations. Please book a place.
Masidlale (represented by Sandile Mhlongo and Lindelani Nedoboni) is a gaming space, accessible to young people between the ages of 6-24 currently in the area of Diepkloof, Soweto. The aim of the space is to bring together people who may not have access to owning a gaming console to come to a space where they can play with others.
Partners & Funders:
This pitch presentation is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GmbH), The Goethe-Institut South Africa and Wits Digital Arts.