Insight into last year's event EVENT PROGRAMME AGW 2023

  • 09:00 AM - 09:15 AM | Auditorium
    Make Games Africa

    Welcome Address

    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 B

    Epic Games

    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 A

    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 | Auditorium

    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 | Auditorium
    Various Speakers

    Creating & Sustaining a Successful Gaming Brand

    Get insights from the Co-Founder of Thunderful Group, Brjánn Sigurgeirson.

  • 01:55 PM - 02:33 PM | Auditorium

    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 | Auditorium

    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 | Auditorium
    Various 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 | Auditorium
    Various Speakers

    Exit, Stage Left: A Love Story

    Hosted by Pieter Koornhof, CEO of 24 Bit Games.

  • 05:30 PM - Close | Auditorium

    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"?

  • G4C Africa

    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 | Auditorium
    G4C Africa

    Opening Ceremony

    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 | Auditorium
    G4C 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 | Auditorium

    Lightning Talks

    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 A

    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 | Auditorium
    G4C 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 | Auditorium

    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 | Auditorium
    G4C Africa

    Pitch to Change

    Watch as young African creatives pitch their game concepts and receive immediate insights from industry veterans.

  • 05:30 PM - Close | Auditorium
    G4C Africa

    Closing Ceremony

    Empowering Change, Creating Futures.

  • 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM | Auditorium

    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!

  • 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM | Seminar Room A

    Pro Helvetia: She Got Game

    The importance of an entrepreneurial mindset and business support for female game developers.

  • 12:00 PM - 12:45 AM | Seminar Room A

    IGDA : Unlocking the Potential of Incubators in Africa

    Learn how alliance of gaming ecosystem builders can support game development in Africa

  • 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM | Seminar Room B

    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.

  • 12:30 PM - 02:30 PM | Seminar Room B

    Epic Games Bootcamp

    Get involved in this Epic Workshop and learn all the ins-and-outs of the Fortnite Editor for Unreal Engine.

  • 12:45 AM - 01:30 PM | Seminar Room A

    Supercell: How Company Culture Supports the Game Dev Process

    Learn how company culture supports the game development process in this Interactive Session by Supercell.

  • 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM | Seminar Room A

    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.

  • 01:00 PM - 01:45 PM | Event Space

    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.


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