Five Indie Developers to Watch out for

1) The Game Bakers

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An awesome indie games studio based in Montpellier, France. The Game Bakers are actually situated atop a bakery, hence the name. Despite being independent, these guys have developed several world class games such as Combo Crew,the first beat’em up for mobile to have touch controls and asynchronous multiplayer and the Squids’ franchise, a series of games featuring action, strategy and RPG. The Squids’s games allow you build your team of Squid heroes for epic turn-based battles against corrupted crabs and shrimps. All of these games are available on the App Store and Google Play.

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Five Video Games set in Africa you can play Right Now!

It wasn’t long ago that gaming and Africa were two words you would almost never see in the same sentence. Fortunately that trend is now a thing of the past with the gaming industry in across Africa beginning to grow at an accelerated pace and developers across the world taking an interest in many of the different cultures across Africa. Although console game development has yet to really take off, we are beginning to see a flurry of mobile and PC games set on the continent.

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From Olympus to Ife

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I don’t think I can remember a year gone by where there wasn’t at least one film (if not 2 or 3) film released that was inspired by Greco-Roman Mythology. In fact I think that this trend goes beyond film and extends into all areas of storytelling whether it is gaming, fiction or comics. We have direct adaptations such as 300 or God of War however, the real volume lies in more subtle adaptations like the Hunger Games, inspired by the legend of Theseus or  O Brother, Where Art Though where the Cohen brothers re-imagine Homer’s Oddysey.

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