Gamfari - A Fun Way To Make Money
Gamfari is an e-sport platform that presents a fun way to make money by creating gaming competitions among individuals. The recent launch and business model is not surprising to me, because it seems to be another company that wants a cup of the action with the current craze of sports betting in the country. Yes, sports betting (or gambling as those of us who don't participate would call it) has run amok in the country and is hitting every one like crazy.
Their competitions comprises of 5 participants trying to win 4/5th of the total tokens of each individual player. The player with the highest points or score after an hour of gaming sessions wins the lot. Although Gamfari targets mobile users in addition to web users and also allows Indie developers publish their games on the platform, I somehow can't help but wonder that it feels like a polished and refined version of Kuluya.
The funny thing is that for most of last year and this year, I've been thinking of Kuluya being re-branded as a Kongregate or itch for Africa. So the idea would be strip out the betting section, support Indie developers by accepting games to the website for exposure and re-strategize the revenue model. But that's another story for another day.
I was lucky to run into the C.E.O of Gamfari this week at the Unity Certified Developer Exam. And to both our reliefs, we both passed. Gamfari has only been in operations for about a month, so all I can do wish him and the company the best of luck.