2019 Games Research Round Table
Story Posted: 12 January 2020
The Game Research Roundtable brought together at the Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival in Johannesburg, researchers working in Southern and Eastern Africa to give insights from their work and to discuss the future of gaming on the continent.
Under the theme of ‘Strategies for Sustainability’, the objective of the Research Roundtable was to engage on key development challenges in the video game industries. It served as a space to exchange views on how evidence-based research can enhance private and public support for the creation of local video game products, and build the industry as a whole.
This report on the Research Roundtable is provided as a public document for the community to use and refer to in decision making. The report is published by Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival, transcribed by Christa Dee and formalised Dr. Tegan Bristow and Lisa Phasha in 2019. The research roundtable and this report were developed with the support of German Cooperation Implemented by the GIZ. The report should be read as partner report to the 2019 Fak’ugesi Arcade: Futures and Networking.