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Games Industry Africa Awards 2022 winners announced

Mekan Games wins Most Impactful Video Game and two more categories including Debut of the Year

Games Industry Africa announced the winners of this year's Games Industry Africa Awards (GIAA).

The organization said that recognition of the continent's talent pool is a way to aid the expansion and inspiration of the African game industry.

Mobile game developer Mekan Games led with the most category wins this year, which included Most Impactful Video Game, Debut of the Year, and Game of the Year.

Here is the list of winners in full:
  • Most Impactful Video game - The President – Mekan Games
  • Mentors of the Year - Tutaleni Ilonga and Hugo Obi
  • Industry Innovation of the Year – Gara Store
  • 2022 GIAA One to Watch - Legends of Orisha: Blood and Water – Dimension 11
  • Debut of the Year - The President – Mekan Games
  • Special Recognition - 24 Bit Games
  • 2022 GIA Icon - Free Lives
  • Team of the Year - NewGen Studios
  • Game of the Year - The President - – Mekan Games
  • Person of the Year - Dominique Gawlowski
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