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Gaming in Africa: a massive growth opportunity with Maliyo Games

Gaming in Africa: a massive growth opportunity with Maliyo Games

Gaming in Africa: a massive growth opportunity with Maliyo Games

Story Mode

May 21, 2024

May 21, 2024

May 21, 2024

On this episode of Story Mode with Sanlo, Olya Caliujnaia talks to Hugo Obi, Founder of Maliyo Games. Maliyo Games is a game development studio based in Nigeria that builds free-to-play African-inspired mobile games. In this episode they talk all about the growing gaming industry in Africa.

They cover a wide range of topics, including: current gaming trends and player behaviors in Africa, what games are popular in Africa, the role of IP in Africa and the opportunity for African-inspired IP, the unique opportunities and challenges of the African gaming market, and much more.

About Hugo
Hugo founded Maliyo Games in 2012. He’s an accomplished leader and entrepreneur with a passion for the African gaming industry. In 2021, Hugo spearheaded GameUp Africa, a five-month bootcamp for entry-level and aspiring game developers from across the continent. In 2024, Maliyo Games made history as the first ever African-based developer to collaborate with Disney Games on a tie-in for the Disney Iwájú Rising Chef mobile game. Other major titles from the studio include Aboki Run and Whot King.

On this episode of Story Mode with Sanlo, Olya Caliujnaia talks to Hugo Obi, Founder of Maliyo Games. Maliyo Games is a game development studio based in Nigeria that builds free-to-play African-inspired mobile games. In this episode they talk all about the growing gaming industry in Africa.

They cover a wide range of topics, including: current gaming trends and player behaviors in Africa, what games are popular in Africa, the role of IP in Africa and the opportunity for African-inspired IP, the unique opportunities and challenges of the African gaming market, and much more.

About Hugo
Hugo founded Maliyo Games in 2012. He’s an accomplished leader and entrepreneur with a passion for the African gaming industry. In 2021, Hugo spearheaded GameUp Africa, a five-month bootcamp for entry-level and aspiring game developers from across the continent. In 2024, Maliyo Games made history as the first ever African-based developer to collaborate with Disney Games on a tie-in for the Disney Iwájú Rising Chef mobile game. Other major titles from the studio include Aboki Run and Whot King.

On this episode of Story Mode with Sanlo, Olya Caliujnaia talks to Hugo Obi, Founder of Maliyo Games. Maliyo Games is a game development studio based in Nigeria that builds free-to-play African-inspired mobile games. In this episode they talk all about the growing gaming industry in Africa.

They cover a wide range of topics, including: current gaming trends and player behaviors in Africa, what games are popular in Africa, the role of IP in Africa and the opportunity for African-inspired IP, the unique opportunities and challenges of the African gaming market, and much more.

About Hugo
Hugo founded Maliyo Games in 2012. He’s an accomplished leader and entrepreneur with a passion for the African gaming industry. In 2021, Hugo spearheaded GameUp Africa, a five-month bootcamp for entry-level and aspiring game developers from across the continent. In 2024, Maliyo Games made history as the first ever African-based developer to collaborate with Disney Games on a tie-in for the Disney Iwájú Rising Chef mobile game. Other major titles from the studio include Aboki Run and Whot King.

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