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> What I really like in the Kori-Odan game is that we can see ourselves as Africans.
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>> It's the biggest industry today, it's even bigger than cinema actually. We wanted to be part of it and to bring the African culture in this industry, in this world.>> And that's gone down well with gamers like Ivan Ngounou.>>
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Whether it's the fashion or the fabric that the characters are wearing, it's not too Western. We usually can't relate with the characters in the Western games, but in this one we recognize our style even when it comes to the storytelling.>> But it could've been game over before they'd started.
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Cameroon is blighted by poor infrastructure and lacks the vibrant startup scenes found in countries like Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa.>> The greatest challenge we had to face were the financing of the studio to begin with,>> Kiro'o used a combination of tactics, including YouTube videos and a campaign on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, to raise $227,000 from a range of investors.
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They've now setup an entrepreneur's training program and an online educational platform called Ubuntu. More than 1,000 people have signed up to Ubuntu since it was launched last June, seeking to take their tech business ideas to the next level.