TechInAfrica – Global Game Jam is the world’s biggest game jam event that takes place in different places worldwide. This year, the event took place on January 25 – 27, 2019. Thus, as its support to African gaming developers and programmers across the regions, Liquid Telecom provided high-speed internet connection for 48 hours so that they could create and develop new video games for the competition.
Besides providing high-speed internet connection for two days straight, Liquid Telecom also facilitated African participants with venues. They would use those two days not only to design and create new video games but also to test them out to make sure they were ready to be revealed in the competition.
Global Game Jam was first founded in 2008 by a group of gaming enthusiast. Due to major interests from game enthusiasts around the world, it has grown much acknowledgment internationally. Last year, the event was held in 803 different locations within 108 countries. As a result, there were 8,606 new games created for over one weekend.
Commenting about their support for Global Game Jam events across Africa, Ben Roberts as the Group CTIO of Liquid Telecom said, “Events like Global Game Jam are a great way for local game developers to connect with the global community and test their skills. At Liquid Telecom, we are passionate about supporting these types of initiatives that promote collaboration whilst also putting our high-speed fiber network to the test. We are already seeing a huge uptake of online gaming on our fiber network – all the way from Cape Town to Cairo.”
For the record, Liquid Telecom has been facilitating several international gaming competitions across the region with its high-speed internet connection. Furthermore, Liquid Telecom currently facilitates approximately 200 hubs, 250,000 people, and more than 10,000 startups across Africa.