Game mixer South Africa
From 16 to 24 November 2017 the Goethe-Institut invites seven game developers from South Africa and eight from Sub Saharan Africa to join an eight day program with sixteen game developers from Germany, Brazil and Indonesia in Johannesburg. The German participants are award winners and nominees of the German Video Game Awards.
Within the program “Game Mixer”, the Goethe-Institut aims to promote professional exchange between game developers from around the world. In 2015, the first Game Mixer Program took place in Jakarta and Bandung, Indonesia. The following year, the second iteration of the program took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In its third iteration, the Game Mixer program seeks to mix up the international game development scene even further by not only including game developers from Germany and the host country of South Africa, but by also inviting participants from broader Sub-Saharan Africa and the former host countries Indonesia and Brazil, too.
The deadline for applications is 5 October 2017. The participants will be chosen by a jury of the Goethe-Institut and Interactive Entertainment South Africa.
About the German Video Game Awards:
The game industry is the most dynamic sector of the German cultural and creative industries. At present Germany is the largest market for digital games in Europe and the fifth largest in the world. With the aim to promote the development of video games that are of high quality, as well as being culturally and educationally valuable, the German government together with the two industry associations BIU and GAME founded the German Video Game Award. Annually an independent jury awards video games that are technologically innovative, culturally valuable and offer gaming fun.
About the Game Mixer:
Partners of the Goethe-Institut in this project are Digital Gaming Culture Foundation, BIU – Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware, GAME – Bundesverband der deutschen Games-Branche, A.MAZE Festival Johannesburg. The project is funded by the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.