Scholarship

Kigali: Apply for Gaming project “Enter Africa”

January-17
09:35 AM 2018

The Goethe Institute is inviting you to apply for their gaming project “Enter Africa” that will take place in March 2018.

They want to create a game concerning the future of your city. Therefore they are looking for an interdisciplinary group of people with different backgrounds, from artists to architects, from software and game developers to musicians, from students to astronauts that are willing to join this adventure. You will be part of a 2-years program including Game-Labs and the cooperation in an African-wide network.

Interested people can already apply online. The deadline for applications is 4 February 2018.

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW
During the program, which will take place in 15 African countries, you will create a local based game that is connected with the future of your city. The programme consists of two game lab sessions (4 days in 2018 and 3 days in 2019) in your city and online support in between.
Every team in every participating country will have the chance to send one representative to an additional Game Lab in Addis Abeba to create an African wide game based on the first Game Lab workshops.
This mega game will be presented at the gamescom in Cologne, Germany in 2019. Gamescom is one of the biggest fairs worldwide for game fans and game developers with 919 companies from 54 countries presenting their latest games, current software and
innovative accessories in 2017

TECHNICAL DETAILS
We will use an existing digital platform that can be used to create local based games without
any knowledge of programming and software development. Only basic digital skills are needed
– and your creativity to design a game idea!


WHO CAN APPLY?

Everybody is invited to apply who is interested to learn how to create games and how
gamification can be used to enter Africa’s future. Applications are open to problem solvers,
subject matter experts, fun makers, energy boosters and to inhabitants of Kigali with an interest in the future of your city. We can accept up to 20 participants. The requirements to take part in this project are:
» Applicant must be 18 years old or above
» Time and willingness to participate fully at least in the first Game Lab
» The ability to use a browser and the internet, Microsoft Office and easy tools for working on pictures and videos
» Experiences in using Smartphones as a normal user
» Interest in the future of Kigali

Please find attached the official flyer and the application form. You can find the information and the form also at their website:Click here

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