Deadline: 11 July 2021
Digital Lab Africa 5th edition has launched the 2nd phase of its call for applications. This 2nd phase is dedicated to video games category. Digital Lab Africa is organised by Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct.
For its 5th edition, Digital Lab Africa is switching to a fully online format. The incubation and mentorship programs followed by the DLA#5 laureates include online activities, online mentorship, and participation to online industry events.
Furthermore, Digital Lab Africa call for applications is taking place in two different phases. The first phase is dedicated to immersive experience and animation categories and is taking place between 1st of March and 4th of April 2021. The 2nd phase is dedicated to video game, and takes place between 11th of June and 11th of July 2021.
LA Video Game Incubation
The Video Game category is open to all prototypes/concepts of video game for any type of device (smartphone, computer, console etc..). Video game projects with creative storytelling/experience and using innovative technologies will be considered first. All type of games are accepted: casual games, adventure, platform, social gaming, strategy, e-sport etc.
Online incubation programme
- Online masterclasses by key players of the gaming industry, and online participation to Demo Day pitch session, organized by La Plaine Images – between October 2021 and March 2022
- Online participation to the African Creative Meetings, organized in France by Leno – September 2021
- Online workshop on playtest, organised by Play in Lab – Between September and December 2021
- Online workshop on video game marketing – Between September and December 2021
- Online participation to the Africa Games Week – December 2021
- Online mentorship by experts of the gaming industry
DLA#5 call for application is open to anyone from the field of digital content creation: artists, producers, designers, start-ups, SMEs, collectives, students or entrepreneurs, living or native from a Sub-Saharan African country. It targets innovative digital content from the perspective of form, storytelling and technologies used in gaming.
Participants at the Digital Lab Africa platform must be residents or nationals of one of the sub-Saharan African countries: South Africa, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
The applications are reviewed by the DLA Selection Committees based on criteria of creativity, artistic/technical quality, technological aspect and potential.
For more information, visit https://digilabafrica.com/submit-a-project/