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Next week is South Africa Games Week on

Deputy editor Marie Dealessandri spoke to a range of developers from the country to discuss the opportunities and challenges across South Africa, what companies are doing to cater to a global audience, how they’re bringing both African content and talent to other markets, and what lies ahead for the games industry in South Africa.

All of this will be presented in a series of interviews starting from Monday, March 4.

The week-long special will include conversations with South African powerhouse Free Lives, the now Annapurna-owned 24 Bit Games, Semblance developer Nyamakop, work-for-hire studios Sea Monster Entertainment and Six Peaks Games, newcomer Studio Bolland, and RocketRide’s Limpho Moeti.

We spoke to Nick Hall, CEO of trade body IESA, and his fellow Africa Games Week co-founder Rex Bowden, about the future of the event and scaling the South African games industry.

We also scoured through reports on the spending, developer landscape, and audience to be found in this market, to bring you all the latest figures about the South African games industry.

South Africa Games Week is the latest in our series of territory reports, following our in-depth looks at the video games industry in Australia and Italy.

You’ll be able to find each article via the ‘South Africa Games Week‘ tag, or in the handy list below that we’ll update throughout next week:

The South African games industry in numbers
Bringing the global games industry to Africa’s unexplored markets – an interview with Africa Games Week co-founders Nick Hall and Rex Bowden

Unlocking South Africa’s talent through co-development – an interview with Six Peaks’ Jason Ried and Luan Joubert
Nyamakop: “There’s demand for African-created content outside of the continent” – an interview with Ben Myres and Sithe Ncube
24 Bit Games’ seven-year journey to joining Annapurna Interactive
Studio Bolland and the highs and lows of entering the South African game dev scene
Sea Monster: “Play with a purpose can change the world”, an interview with CEO Glenn Gillis
Limpho Moeti: Collaboration is key to South Africa’s future in games, an interview with RocketRide Games’ business development manager
A Broforce to be reckoned with – an interview with Free Lives’ MD Dominique Gawlowski

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