The Goethe Institut has put out a call for game developers, urban planners and anybody else interested in the future of Johannesburg to join the Enter Africa game lab.

Participants will have three days in which to create a game that is connected to the future of the city. At the end of the lab one team will be be chosen to send a member to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to create a mega game focused on Africa.

That “mega game” will be showcased at Gamescom in Germany next year.

Sound interesting? Well here’s what you need to know.

Game developers are invited but the Goethe Institut has said that it will use a digital platform that requires no past experience in programming or software development. Just bring basic digital skills (we’ll get into what that means in a bit) and your creativity.

“Everybody who is interested to learn how to create games and how gamification can be used to enter Africa’s future is invited to apply. Applications are open to problem solvers, subject matter experts, fun makers, energy boosters and to inhabitants of Johannesburg with an interest in the future of your city,” said the Goethe Institut.

There is only space for 20 participants and entries close on 14th March so if you want to participate you best enter now.

To enter you need to be at least 18 years old, have the time to participate in the game lab and complete an entry form.

As to the basic digital skills all you need to be able to do is use a browser and the internet, experience with Microsoft Office and basic photo and video editing tools.

The lab itself will take place from 13th to 16th April 2018.

We’ve embedded the entry form below and one you’ve completed it send it along to [email protected] and [email protected] Please do not send your entries to us, we are simply informing you of this event and have no stake in it.

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