Mobile Gaming in Africa: Why culture, creativity, and technology are coming together to attract investment
Mobile gaming has become a staple for the masses in Africa as well as around the world. With the ownership of smartphones being at an all-time high, the mobile gaming industry has seen a rise in users over the past few years. The gaming culture in Africa is thriving and no longer restrained to the typical demographic groups either— while at one point, teenagers were the core of the user base, nowadays, everyone from the old to the young is on their phones, gaming. Below, Hiruy Amanuel, co-founder of Gebeya Inc., shares his insight on the rise of the mobile gaming industry in Africa.
The growth of mobile gaming in Africa demonstrates its overwhelming potential to carve out a space for itself in the tech sector. PricewaterhouseCoopers conducted a survey in 2014 that showed that the Nigerian gaming market was worth about $71 million dollars and the South African … Read the rest