Call For Application | Enter Africa - Game | Goethe-Institut Addis Abebe


Gamify your City Future! and create a local based Game about your Past, Present and Future.

Are you an artist? An architect? A software and game developer? A student? An astronaut? A teacher? A historian?


Can games make a better world? Can new forms of participation be made possible through gaming and gamification? Can the culture technique of gaming have an impact on the development of cities and countries? And how should such processes be designed? We want to create a playful experience concerning the future of your city. Therefore, we are looking for an interdisciplinary group of people with different backgrounds, from artists to architects, from software and game developers to musicians, from students to astronauts that are willing to join this adventure. You will be part of a 2-years program including Game-Labs and the cooperation in an African-wide network. Are you the one we are looking for?

Gaming is about creating games while Gamification is about using game-mechanics in a non-game context. We will use both to create a digital-analogue playful experience that will be about one or more aspects of the transformation-process of your city. During the days of the game lab, participants will design, develop, and test a real local-based-game that deals with the future of your city the way you want it. This includes getting an insight into the core of game mechanics, creating a story line, learning how to implement analogue spaces into a game and feeding all the elements into a digital platform. What we want is your creativity, dedication and interest for a better world.


1st Game Lab: 13-16 February 2018

Time: full day programme

Venue: Goethe-Institut and different places in the city

Application deadline for 1st Game Lab: 8 January 2018

2nd Game Lab: first half of 2019

The Game Labs will be held in English


During the program, which will take place in 15 African countries, you will create a local based game that is connected with the future of your city. The programme consists of two game lab sessions (4 days in 2018 and 3 days in 2019) in your country and online support in between. Every team in every participating country will have the chance to send one representative to an additional Game Lab in Addis Abeba to create an African wide game based on the first Game Lab workshops. This mega game will be presented at the gamescom in Cologne, Germany in 2019

Find details of registration here