Video gaming in Ghana

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Video gaming in Ghana has been developing in the country since the early 1980s.[1][2][3][4] Leti Arts is one of the emerging video game companies in Africa.[5]

In August 2016, Ghana's Gaming Commission, which regulates gambling within the country, stated that it does not regulate video games as long as no bets are placed on players.[6]

Various organizations such as Gamer TV, Madagastar Esports,AnTrix Gaming,GameNerd,Giiks Gaming City and GasBros Gaming Network are some pioneers in the industry. Video gaming and gamers have been the rise for the last decade. Primarily Tournaments are used to bring gamers around to associate and expand the gaming space. Events like the Annual Global Game Jam have greatly helped in the establishment of gaming as a career choice. Organisations like Virtual Union and Gamers Republic are pushing for pro gamers and Associations like the Ghana E-sports Association are pushing to usher in a new era for E-sports in Ghana.[7][8] Tournaments are also held in major cities like Accra and Kumasi. Video Gaming and eSports in general is slowly been accepted and integrated into the Ghanaian culture.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wolf, Mark J. P.; Iwatani, Toru (1 May 2015). Video Games Around the World. MIT Press. ISBN 9780262527163. Retrieved 1 January 2017 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Encyclopedia of Video Games: M-Z. ABC-CLIO. 1 January 2012. ISBN 9780313379369. Retrieved 1 January 2017 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ Duncan, Valentine, Keri; John, Jensen, Lucas (20 June 2016). Examining the Evolution of Gaming and Its Impact on Social, Cultural, and Political Perspectives. IGI Global. ISBN 9781522502623. Retrieved 1 January 2017 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Halegoua, Germaine R.; Aslinger, Ben (17 March 2016). Locating Emerging Media. Routledge. ISBN 9781136683039. Retrieved 1 January 2017 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ Obenson, Tambay A. "Consider The Work Of Ghana's Leti Games & Comics For Your Next Film Project… }publisher=IndieWire". Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Regulation of video games not under our jurisdiction - Commission". 20 August 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Ghana enters the international eSports arena". Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  8. ^ "We need support to participate in international tournaments – Esports Ghana". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 10 November 2018.