MALIYO Games is a Nigerian company, which shares the experiences of everyday Africans with a global audience through games. MALIYO creates casual browser games with African Themes, Narratives, Environments, Characters and Sound.
Operating out of Co-creation Hub, MALIYO is pioneering casual gaming, designed to be localised, fun, engaging and entertaining. With titles such as Okada Ride, Aboki, Kidnapped, and Mosquitoes Smasher, the content is rich and allows consumers to embed and share the experience with friends within Facebook, Google+, websites and other social media platforms.
The global game industry generated around $60 billion in total revenue for 2011, and is growing at a rate of 10 percent annually with predictions to hit $80 billion by 2012 spurred largely by growth in mobile and online games. With African audiences increasingly seeking locally relevant content and with the increase in web and mobile penetration on the continent, local developers should be latching on and creating these applications.
Hugo Obi, MALIYO’s co-founder says, “Our games are inspired by the ordinary folks in Lagos, Nigeria and the diaspora who yearn for more engaging localized content. The massive global success of Nollywood & Nigerian Music, coupled with accelerated mobile and Internet penetration, the adoption of lower-priced smart phone devices, all demonstrate the market demand, locally and in the diaspora, is mature, for such gaming content. The industry will only grow.”
MALIYO and CcHUB invite the entire tech community to a product experience session at May’s edition of Developers Parapo on 31th of May 2012. Hugo Obi and the entire MALIYO team will be around to share insights on how the entire community can leverage their work for value creation. Their presentation will followed by discussions on the opportunities in gaming in Nigeria and beyond.
Date: 31th May 2012
Time: 5.30pm – 8.30pm
Venue: Co-Creation Hub, 6th Floor, 294 Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo, Yaba
Register here: http://maydevpar.eventbrite.com
Developers Parapo is an event where Nigerian web and mobile application developers network, share and gain knowledge required to start and grow viable businesses. We’ll bring industry experts from Nigeria and across the world to the events to share key insights that will grow the Nigerian application development ecosystem. Developer Parapo is an event of CcHub Nigeria (Nigeria’s first open living lab). www.cchubnigeria.com
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