This special interview with game developer Olivier Madiba was a real treat. Olivier is the founder and CEO of Kiro’o Games, the first video game studio in central Africa (Cameroon, to be exact)! We recorded this interview during their Kickstarter campaign to raise money for their first title — African-fantasy RPG Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan — and I’m happy to report that the game is now fully funded!
Our interview talks about how Olivier first came up with the idea for the game, how he managed to garner support for building a game company in Cameroon, the next steps of growth for the company, and about the challenges of game development in Africa. It’s a short interview, but I’m so glad for the chance to talk with Olivier and share his story and his work. I’m really excited to see what else Olivier and Kiro’o Games has in store!
- Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan on Kickstarter
- Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan Website
- Kiro’o Games Website
- Kiro’o Games on Twitter
- Kiro’o Games on YouTube