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Mobo Game Jam Calls on Young Game Makers to Tackle Global Water Crisis in Game Prototypes
By: Kucheza Gaming
17 December, Nigeria – Kucheza Gaming, in partnership with Digital Schoolhouse, Edu360 and Into Games are delighted to announce the first Mobo Game Jam.
Mobo Game Jam is an international game-making challenge which will see young innovators from the UK and Nigeria compete to create games that combine creativity, compassion and computational thinking to solve a worldwide problem.
Individuals and teams aged 8-18 must submit a game or game concept that explores how to achieve a future where everyone has access to clean water. Entries must meet a brief set by WaterAid, which has been brought to life in a mini film by the renowned storyteller Grandma Wura, a fictional character created by Proud African Roots.
Speaking on the initiative, the Head, Corporate Communications and Marketing at Union Bank, Ogochukwu Ekezie-Ekaidem said –
"Edu360 is pleased to partner with Kucheza Gaming, Digital Schoolhouse and IntoGames on the Mobo Game Jam; an initiative that cuts across three areas we are passionate about - Education, Innovation and Talent Development.
Through the Game Jam, we are creating awareness about social issues and working with young people to proffer solutions. Edu360 remains focused on collaborations and partnerships like this that boost the development of the education sector and build a better, more sustainable future."
Bukola Akingbade CEO and founder of Kucheza Gaming says "The Mobo Game Jam was conceived to kickstart a path to equipping the next generation of Africans with digital skills required to compete in a digital future. Skills like complex problem solving, critical thinking and creativity.
We believe and advocate for video games and esports as viable drivers of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics)
Kids and teens keen to take part will have from Thursday 17 December 2020 to Thursday 4 February 2021 to submit their game prototypes via video submission. Entrants will be allowed to submit their prototypes digitally or physically.
Those interested can sign up here: www.mobojam.org
Winners stand the opportunity to get cash prizes, laptops and see their games showcased live, spreading awareness of the importance of making clean water available to everyone in the defence against climate change.
Participants will also receive free virtual masterclasses from industry experts to help improve their digital skills. Additionally, the Game Jam aims to encourage cultural exchange between entrants by promoting inclusivity, sustainability, and humanity in their ideas.