What to expect at this year's event EVENT PROGRAMME AGW 2023
09:00 AM - 09:15 AM | AuditoriumMake Games Africa
We open the floor with a word from Alderman Vos, Mayoral Commitee Member for Ecnonomic Growth.
Then we'll kick things off with a word from AGW Co-Founder, Nick Hall and MC, Hugo Obi!
10:00 AM - 06:00 PM | Seminar Room BWorkshop
Get involved in this Epic Workshop and learn all the ins-and-outs of the Fortnite Editor for Unreal Engine
Break for lunch and return at 12:45 PM to continue.
11:00 AM - 04:30 PM | Seminar Room AWorkshop
SpielFabrique & Bright Gambit's Game Elevate at AGW | Powered by Xsolla
Join the combined Masterclass and Interactive Session hosted by Tim Brown from Bright Gambit and Odile Limpach from SpielFabrique.
12:45 PM - 01:05 PM | AuditoriumPanel
Funding Opportunities for African Game Developers
Explore funding avenues with African gaming experts, fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in the continent's gaming scene. Learn from industry leaders shaping the future of African game development.
01:05 PM - 01:50 PM | AuditoriumVarious Speakers
Creating & Sustaining a Successful Gaming Brand
Get insights from the Co-Founder of Thunderful Group, Brjánn Sigurgeirson.
01:55 PM - 02:33 PM | AuditoriumPanel
Every Job is a Climate Job
African gaming experts and industry changemakers discuss climate-conscious practices in gaming and the broader industry. Explore how every role can drive sustainability and growth in Africa's gaming industry.
02:40 PM - 03:30 PM | AuditoriumPanel
Prototyping as Part of the Production Process
Discover the strategies and insights that drive innovation and efficiency, making prototypes an integral part of shaping Africa's gaming industry.
03:35 PM - 04:20 PM | AuditoriumVarious Speakers
Your Business as a Studio: What CEOs Should Know
Gain vital learnings from the game industry's premier strategy consulting and acquisition advisory firm, Strategic Alternatives.
04:25 PM - 05:00 PM | AuditoriumVarious Speakers
Exit, Stage Left: A Love Story
Hosted by Pieter Koornhof, CEO of 24 Bit Games.
05:30 PM - Close | AuditoriumPanel
What Even is an African Game?
Get ready for an engaging exploration of the dynamic world of African gaming as we delve into the heart of the matter – what truly defines an "African Game"?
Games for Change Africa
Join the Games For Change Africa team as they take you through talks, panels, workshops and interactive sessions. The theme for the day is ‘From Awareness to Action’, and will be hosted by Susanna Pollack, president of G4C Global, alongside the G4C and AGW team.
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM | AuditoriumG4C Africa
Opening the floor with this year's the theme: From Awareness to Action.
The official launch of G4C Africa Festival kicks off with the Diverse Voices, New Stories Challenge!
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM | AuditoriumG4C Africa
Rapid-Fire Interview: Africa Game Industry Myths Debunked
Dive deep into the African gaming industry, dispelling common myths and bringing to light the immense potential and growth within the region.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | AuditoriumPanel
Discover the global evolution of games, VR and AR across education, health, civic engagement, sustainability and beyond.
- Gamers Go Green: Understanding Player Values & Acquisitions
- Business Success through Sustainability
- Interactivity for Good: How VR Simulators Can Help African Farmers Feed the World
- Unlocking the World of School Esports
- Gamifying For Impact: Data-Driven Solutions
11:00 AM - 04:30 PM | Seminar Room AWorkshop
Game Design Sprint
Enhance your game design skills and showcase African creativity! Join our Game Design Sprint with experts and gear up for a life-changing opportunity from G4C Global. Registration required.
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM | AuditoriumG4C Africa
Play to Meet
Learn what Playing for the Planet means in the gaming industry by connecting with community members and like-minded organisations from around the globe in this unique, interactive networking opportunity.
02:00 PM - 04:30 PM | AuditoriumPanel
Game Changers Gathering
Imagine an Africa where games address crucial challenges. Join industry leaders to shape our vibrant future. Craft a strategic action plan together.
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM | AuditoriumG4C Africa
Pitch to Change
Watch as young African creatives pitch their game concepts and receive immediate insights from industry veterans.
05:30 PM - Close | AuditoriumG4C Africa
Empowering Change, Creating Futures.
09:00 AM - 09:15 AM | Seminar Room AVarious Speakers
On the final morning of AGW2023 we'll receive a warm welcome from AGW Co-Founders Nick Hall and Rex Bowden along with MC, Hugo Obi
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM | AuditoriumWorkshop
Xbox Discovery Day
Remove the mystery of game development as you're guided by the ID@Xbox Initiative, the minds who created the Developer Accelerator Program.
Learn skills required to level up your gaming career and get an exclusive sneak peek into how Xbox can assist you with releasing your game into the world!
09:45 AM - 10:30 AM | Seminar Room APanel
Pro Helvetia: She Got Game
The importance of an entrepreneurial mindset and business support for female game developers.
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM | Seminar Room AWorkshop
IGDA : Unlocking the Potential of Incubators in Africa
Learn how alliance of gaming ecosystem builders can support game development in Africa
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM | Seminar Room AWorkshop
Supercell: How Company Culture Supports the Game Dev Process
Learn how company culture supports the game development process in this Interactive Session by Supercell.
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM | Seminar Room AWorkshop
IFAS: How Can the Corporate World & the Creators Support Each Other Within Video Games & Esports
Gain insights from industry professionals on building a network that is right for you and your product.
12:30 PM - 02:30 PM | Seminar Room BWorkshop
Epic Games Bootcamp
Get involved in this Epic Workshop and learn all the ins-and-outs of the Fortnite Editor for Unreal Engine.
01:30 PM - 02:15 PM | AuditoriumPanel
Empowering Education through Esports & Casual Gaming
Unleashing the Future of Learning in Schools! Join our panelists with experience ranging from gamifying learning to bridging esports and education, the future of gaming and students is undoubtedly linked.
01:30 PM - 02:15 PM | Seminar Room AWorkshop
During this workshop you'll learn about the most efficient User Acquisition strategies, understand how to develop User Retention with marketing campaigns and drive your game's Monetisation.
02:15 PM - 03:15 PM | AuditoriumPanel
Levelling Up Legally: Charting the Path for Content Creators, Streamers & Esports Organisers
Assess the potential of the African gaming industries future and how it relates to the young gamers in Africa.