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rAge Cape Town will be a showcase for local artists, cosplayers and game devs

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In exactly one month today, all the cool people will be at Cape Town's first rAge Expo. So, if you've not yet cleared your calendar from 18-20 March then do so right now. rAge Cape Town is an important event, and not only because Capetonians have been waiting almost 14 years for rAge, but also because you'll have the opportunity to get a look at opportunities available in gaming and game development. So, if you're thinking about a career in game development, then you shouldn't miss the event. It's also the best chance you'll have to get a good look at what some of South Africa's game developers are working on, and have produced. Of course, you'll also meet some of the awesome MWEB GameZone team members, Cape Town Cosplayers and artists.

Local is lekker at rAge Cape Town 2016

Here's a peek at what you can expect to see at rAge Cape Town from the local games industry, courtesy of the rAge team.

Artists’ Alley and cosplay

"The Artists’ Alley is where local independent artists get to shine and show off their work. From Cape Town’s hottest new anime and comic artists to old favourites, Artists’ Alley is the creative hot spot where rAgers can meet their favourite illustrators and buy some local artwork. rAge is also a great opportunity for cosplayers to dress up as their favourite fantasy characters, and most of them are happy to engage with the visitors and have their photos taken.

home_coded

home_coded was started by NAG in November 2012 to help showcase the very best in local game development talent and promote growth in this exhilarating industry. Visitors can meet and talk to local developers, play their latest games – even the ones still in development! – and find out why being a game dev in South Africa is the coolest job around. rAge provides floor space for home_coded at no cost, and has also secured stand construction and basic facilities like lighting and electricity at minimal cost, giving local game devs creative freedom to drive this industry into the future.

NAG Jam

Imagine creating a kick-ass game in 72 hours… and then seeing it come to life! That’s NAG Jam. Participants are invited to create a semi-functional game around a specific theme within a tight time limit, just weeks before rAge, and the best games submitted are selected to be put on display at the NAG Jam/Intel stand. Keep an eye on the NAG website if you’re interested in participating in the Jam.

Training colleges

Employment in the local game development industry has grown by 5%, with the growth in its estimated value increasing 82% during 2014. This relatively small industry shows tremendous potential with sustainable career opportunities. rAge is committed to growing the industry and will have a variety of exhibitors such as colleges and training institutions from around the country that offer courses (like animation and game development) for breaking into the gaming industry."

rAge Cape Town Details 

  • Purchase Expo tickets: Computicket outlets, Online at www.computicket.co.za, or at the door
  • Ticket prices: Day ticket – R100; Weekend ticket – R250; kids under six enter free
  • Dates: 18-20 March 2016
  • Location: GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World in Goodwood, Cape Town
  • Times: Friday 10am-7pm; Saturday 9am-7pm; Sunday 10am-4pm

Let's show Joburg that Cape Town is worthy of two gaming expos!

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