Adventures of Nyangi
Designer/artist: Leti Arts/Wesley Kirinya
Description: 'The Adventures of Nyangi' has been called ‘the first African 3-D videogame’. Drawing on traditional mythology, the game casts the player in the role of Nyangi, a hero who must seek out African artifacts to discover their secrets and advance through 10 levels of striking rural landscapes.
About the designer: Wesley Kirinya is one of the first games developers in Africa and founder of Leti Arts gaming studio in Nairobi, Kenya. He is pioneering the use of local African history in digital gaming environments, and developing a toolbox of African superheroes based on characters from African mythology – heralding a potentially wider move from European/US-centric worldviews to local ones.
Image credit: Adventures of Nyangi, images courtesy of Leti Arts