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The Youngest Continent in the World has a New Obsession

What’s newer is local content created by Africans for Africa. The gaming market is competitive with established commercial game developers, yet, the cost to download content in Africa and the digital divide are crippling issues, making this field prohibitive for the talented few. But not all hope is lost.In Cameroon, there are studios creating distinct intellectual property that tell local stories. In Zambia, there are young hobbyist individual developers creating and sharing games to showcase their skill. According to a report by the BBC in 2019, the video games market in Kenya was worth $50 million in 2016 and is expected to double this year. The market of mobile gaming is predicted to be worth $56.6 billion by 2024 taking up 59% of the global games industry by 2021. According to the Africa Gaming Market – Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2020-2025), mobile gaming is gaining popularity in remote parts of Africa.

SOURCE: FORBES AFRICA

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