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Welcome to BIG Festival 2021 Business Platform

Here you will find the conference schedule, speakers and companies participating in the BIG Festival Business Meetings

To register for the speaking sessions (FREE!) or register for the business meetings (aprox. USD 72), just login (if you already have an account) or create a new account and select the appropriate badge. Watch here a 4 minute tutorial of how to register and use the platform.

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Nyamakop

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Since forming Nyamakop in 2015, Kimani and Myres have built their studio into one of the most promising emerging startups in African game development. Their debut game, Semblance, has been exhibited all over the world at consumer shows such as E3, PAX East, Gamescom and EGX in addition to more than a dozen intimate arts festivals such as Slamdance Film Festival, South by South West (SXSW), A MAZE and Out of Index. They have also participated in prestigious residencies such as the Stugan retreat and ‘Train Jam’.

During this time, Semblance received coverage in large outlets, both gaming and mainstream. Rolling Stone labelled it “addictive”, while The Guardian ascribes it as “cute”.

Commercially, the duo and their company are poised for success, having run the studio as a lean startup using their own money, they found early investment in late 2016. By end 2017, Nyamakop had signed a multi-million rand publishing deal with renowned videogames publisher, Good Shepherd Entertainment.

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