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GamersNights: Multiplayer computer gamers in Uganda, spreading out across Africa

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Published on Feb 12, 2014

GamersNights is a short overview of multiplayer computer gaming in Uganda with interviews with some of the key players. The interview covers: how GamersNights came to be set up (Samuel Odeke) ; the age and gender of the players; what games people like Saint enjoy playing; the localisation of content for Call of Duty; a rig for speed games built by Douglas Were; and why multiplayer computer gaming can help develop connectivity in Africa by Kyle Spencer.
'People come from all over Africa to play in Uganda because we have the best server'

[7.50min]
Interview with Kyle Spencer, of the Uganda Internet eXchange Point, a non-profit organisation which interconnects ISP networks in Uganda.
'Gaming has a lot of inherent economic and social benefits - it's a sustainable development eco-system. The best way to nurture that eco-system is to inspire the arrival of the global games industry.
'To do that we have to solve two challenges: regional connectivity between countries, and establishing accessible online payment infrastructure. We need to integrate mobile money with these software distribution systems.'

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