Zimbabwean startups will need a serious mindset shift if they are ever to make an imprint locally or globally, while the major real problem has not been development skills but creating bespoke solutions for the market and thinking outside the box.
Speaking of thinking outside the box, Zimbabweans are all about App and Web Development but the gaming industry has not been given a run for its money with few players boldly coming out to take up space in the lucrative market. If the underway effort from CodeSage is anything to go by, then the future is definitely looking brighter.
Here is a short trailer on the game:
This game basically depicts the high school tradition of fights on the 3rd of November, the last day at school. This tradition has been a culture with most Zimbabwean High Schools where all the vendettas are solved mostly in a physical manner .
Not fueling violence but it is happening out there, so the best way is to fight on the game. At Prince Edward there is the Khakhi Day, when all the A Levels fight with the O’levels celebrating the end of a leaning course .
So far the schools which seem to be on the game are St Georges, Prince Edward and St Johns. Users can pick their opponents and fight against each other on the game . The game will be compatible for play on PC and the sale of the game will be on the their web and compatible discs. These will be availed soon after launch.
Your 3 cents
What do you think about the features of the game judging from the trailer, do you think its a lucrative market which Zimbabweans must look into and what are the chances of this initiative to be a success.?