Image Credit: http://www.wsj.com/ Here are a few interesting things pertaining to the Nigerian Gaming Industry (excluding casino and lottery) as a whole that happened in the year 2016. Will update as new developments come along. January Gameloft opened office in Nigeria . Hold your horses, It's not a development studio (although I would have loved to see that) but a marketing/sales outlet instead. Seems the guys in France don't think we are good enough. February Genii Games got re-branded . Grateful they didn't select the one with the gamepad. The Breeding by Gbrossoft was green-lit on steam in just 18 days. April Gameslab, parent company to Maliyo started a developers meetup and its been running almost consistently for a while. You can find out what happened in the last meet-ups here . Smart Monkey interviewed the president of the IGDA Nigeria chapter on the barriers to success in the Nigerian gaming industry . May Silicon Spoon St
The Nigerian 2019 Elections is scheduled for the coming weeks, and the entertainment industry is partaking in it the best way they know how. In music, Falz the Bahd guy released his Moral Instruction album while 2Baba along with other prominent Nigerian artists released a Not For Sale conscious message in collaboration with INEC and ECES (European Center for Electoral Support). Gaming is not left out as three political games have emerged these past few months. The three political games don’t require a lot of brain power and are quite fun to play, with the best part being… they are all for free. If there is one particular presidential candidate that you like, you can now play as him/her. Or if you’re an avid card-carrying member of a political party, you now have the chance to crush other opposition parties you don’t like. Here are the 3 political games for the 2019 elections on Android APC vs PDP APC vs PDP is a fast-paced arcade game where you play as a corps me
Tonielrosoft is now celebrating one million downloads of its free classic card game called Naija Whot. Naija Whot is a digitised version of the widely popular card game in Nigeria known as Whot! The game also includes modes like quick-play with a single robot, tournament match with 3 robots, one vs one multiplayer against a human opponent as well as action card configurations, avatar customisations and French localisation features. Naija Whot has now become the first Nigerian game to hit this landmark based on downloads solely from the Play Store. The game was released on December 09 2014 on the Google Play Store, which means that it reached one million in 3 years 10 months and 22 days (1422 days). The game has also been on the Google Play’s top 100 app and game charts in Nigeria for over the past 2 years now. Another game from Tonielrosoft, Naija Ludo is also close to the one million download landmark.