The Electronic and Video Game Festival of Abidjan (FEJA) is back for the third year in a row.
The organisers, in a press release, said that the third edition is putting an emphasis on creating an ecosystem that supports video game creation in Africa.
“Video Games could help create 200 000 jobs in Africa in the upcoming 5 years. It is then key to establish a sustainable industry based on strong local players, experienced international partners and engaged governments,”CEO of de Pardise Game, Sidick Bakayoko said. “An ecosystem promoting video game creation would allow more game studios which would mean more more jobs created.”
Hosted by Paradise Game,FEJA 3 will offer a unique experience to gamers and regional video game industry players.
The festival, which attracted game lovers and professionals from 10 countries in the previous editions, will target 12 African countries this year.
“This year the esports tournaments will be open to every African citizen and every person living in Africa without having to go through qualifiers.Every African gamer would be allowed to participate in the major FEJA tournaments (Fifa, Pes, Street fighter, Tekken, Fortnite) and all the side events (Clash Royale, Mortal Kombat, Naruto, DBZ, COD, among others),” the statement said.
FEJA 3 will also host panels and discussions that focus on the ideal ecosystem for video game creation to thrive in Africa.
“Through this third edition, Paradise Game intends to promote the opportunities that video games 100% Made in Africa could provide for the continent. Discussions and panels will revolve around the ideal ecosystem to put in place for the continent. In that perspective, FEJA is broadening its reach to development partners in the video game field and look closely at the content creation and to setting up video game studios. Industry players will share their experience during Workshops.”
FEJA 3 will hold from November 22 to 24 at COSMOS YOPOUGON, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.