Ben Myres


Ben Myres is the CEO and Creative Director of Johannesburg-based games studio, Nyamakop. In 2018 they released Semblance, which became the first African developed game to ever release on a Nintendo console. Nyamakop’s currently unannounced project features one of the largest teams ever assembled to work on a single videogame made in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Ben previously was the Program Manager for A MAZE. / Johannesburg and lectured game design at Wits University. He has been included on Mail and Guardian's 'Top 200 Young South Africans', Design Indaba's 'Emerging Creatives', and Forbes Africa's '30 under 30' lists for his work.

12:45 PM - 01:05 PM | Auditorium

30th of November DAY 1 | MGA

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.