Partner Project – Masidlale Fak’ugesi Arcade Box
Story Posted: 22 January 2020
Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival and Masidlale in Soweto South Africa aim to expose people within Southern Africa to locally and regionally made games. The Arcade Box project was initially prototyped and developed with support from German Cooperation implemented by GIZ in 2019.
Masidlale Fak’ugesi aims to showcase locally made games and their creators to a diversity of players across the region, young and old. Through the Arcade Box and related events, we invite everyone to play and we invite you to propose and develop new games to show on the Masidlale Fak’ugesi Arcade Box across Africa!
Designed as a DIY format, the arcade box can travel easily and generate discussion on what locally or regional made games can and should be.
Current Games on Masdlale Fak’ugesi
By: Thabo Plingo Tsolo
Get to the last robot on the other side of the taxi rank maneuvering through Bara Taxi Rank using the hovering and platforms and robots to avoid potholes on the ground that will kill you.
Super Natural Rafting
By: Blake Denham, Victoria Bench and Jonathan Taylor
An endless runner where the player rafts through a magazine-like collage environment. < On Itch.io >
By: Eric Gardiner, Alex Carvalho, Zawadi Khoza, Hans Chang and Nadine Abrahams.
A casual puzzle platformer in which players control a wizard on his quest to Greenify every realm he comes across.
By: Khumo Moerane @ African Space Program
Kea’s World, the first video game from Africa Space Programme, is a fun and engaging children’s video game series created to preserve and celebrate our fast disappearing African Folklore. < On Itch.io >