SA Gaming News Wrap

Once a week, a zombie shuffles around the local internet searching for all things related to South African gaming and esports. And then they wrap it up with a neat little bow just for you right here.


Upcoming Events

ACGL has a number of online tournaments happening this weekend, which includes Fortnite, Call of Duty, Rocket League, FIFA 18 and more. All the necessary details and registration pages are available here.

A bit of a quiet weekend this one:

  • Xbox Playdates ZA are hosting their play dates every Wednesday from 8pm and selected Fridays from 9pm. You can get more information here about the regular gaming play dates. This is the remaining line-up for March:
    • 21st – EA SPORTS UFC 3
    • 23rd – F1 2017 (Australia)
    • 28th – Halo 5 Guardians
  • There’s a FIFA 18 tournament happening in Cape Town on Saturday 17 March from 12pm. The tournament is being hosted by us (yes, the zombies) and the Arsenal supporters club in Cape Town. Entry is R80 to R100 and there is R1,500 up for grabs. The tournament is capped at 24 players and will be played at Bounce Pub in Plumstead. Additional information can be found here.
  • Ghana and South Africa are facing off in two international friendlies on Saturday from 2pm. FIFA 18 and Tekken 7 are on the agenda with the matches being streamed live. For additional information, you can head to the Ghana Esports Association Facebook page.

Remember to keep these days open for some upcoming action a little further in the future:


Competitions & Giveaways


Jengo

Locally developed game Jengo is looking for your help as they head into the final stretch of development. They have started a crowdfunding campaign in partnership with FIG, with the money helping to pay for the game’s voice talent, musicians, artists, programmers and more.

Alongside that, the game has its first trailer, which you can view below. But be a good supporter of all things local and help this new point-and-click adventure game live up to its potential by heading over to the game’s campaign support page right here.

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Jengo goes with FIG + Announcement Trailer
The crowdfunding goes live

Hello everyone!

We know that the Robot Wizard team have kept a low profile so far in 2018, but we are by no means resting. We have been hard at work, and in discussions with a view to obtaining a funding model in order to help pay for all the costs that go into making a videogame. Many may not be aware, but the team are developing the game part-time between jobs and family life. We are now, finally, at the stage of development where things start to get serious and we are proud to announce today our partnership with FIG.

If you are a fan of Jengo and want to support local game development, we are putting our wizard hats down to the ground to ask South Africa for help. For our campaign to get the full support of FIG we require a total investment of 400 backstage backers. Thereafter it will make its way out of backstage and receive the full support of FIG’s marketing muscle which will increase our chances of hitting our funding goal.

The money from the campaign will go towards paying for our voice talent, musicians, artists, programmers and more. If you would like to support our cause and find out more about the game and how you can get involved, click here. [ http://bit.ly/2HB8jg5  ]

As always, we don’t like to leave you without a little taste of things to come. Check out our very first official announcement trailer for Jengo, brilliantly scored by the Black Cat Bones and our FIG pitch video.
Please help postpone the apocalypse, and back our game. Only you the gaming community and Jengo supporters can make this happen.

* Fig is a community funding and publishing platform for independent video games. Fans back games on Fig to get exclusive rewards or invest to earn returns from game sales. Fig was created to bring fans together to help Fig publish games of all kinds. Our goal is to strike a balance between titles from well-known independent studios as well as ones from up-and-coming indie teams.

Coverage Elsewhere:


Comic Con Africa

Ticket sales have kicked off for Comic Con Africa. The tickets will be released in two phases with phase one being the cheaper ones at R120 per day pass or R300 for the weekend. Phase two tickets will be available on sell out of phase one tickets and cost you R150 for a day pass and R350 for a weekend pass. At the time of writing, the Saturday phase one passes appear to be sold out.

The BYO LAN tickets are still to hit retail, which is scheduled for May.

Comic Con Africa runs from 14 to 16 September 2018 at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit.

Additional information can be found here.

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COMIC CON TICKETS GOING ON SALE

Tickets to the first Comic Con Africa will be available from Friday 09 March 2018 

VS Gaming, Reed Exhibitions Africa and ReedPOP have announced that the first phase of tickets for Comic Con Africa will be available through Computicket as of 09h00 on Friday, 09 March 2018.

Comic Con Africa will take place at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre from 14 to 16 September 2018 and will showcase comic books and science fiction/fantasy related film, series and similar popular arts, as well as the VS Gaming Masters Finals for CS:GO and Dota2.

There is limited availability for the first phase of tickets and the sale will remain open until these are sold out.

The breakdown is as follows:

  • FRIDAY – General Admission 1 Day (Launch) – R120,00
  • SATURDAY – General Admission 1 Day (Launch) – R120,00
  • SUNDAY – General Admission 1 Day (Launch) – R120,00
  • General Admission for the three days – R300,00

Once phase one has been sold out, phase two tickets will go on sale. The breakdown is as follows:

  • FRIDAY – General Admission 1 Day (Launch) – R150,00
  • SATURDAY – General Admission 1 Day (Launch) – R150,00
  • SUNDAY – General Admission 1 Day (Launch) – R150,00
  • General Admission for the three days – R350,00

These tickets do not include additional add-ons such as autograph or panel sessions. These will be made available once the talent and guest line up is confirmed. Hospitality and VIP packages will also be made available at a later stage. Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC) packages will be available from May 2018.

Coverage Elsewhere:


Videos

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You can find out about even more events happening in South Africa in our events calendar. If you want all the news about goings on in South Africa, simply click on the SA flag to be whisked to the most comprehensive coverage of South African gaming that you will find on the internet. You may just be surprised by how much is happening around the country.

Know of anything gaming related happening or happened in South Africa? Drop us an email at info@zombiegamer.co.za and we will do our best to cover it.

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Wannabe gaming journalist. Wannabe zombie. And sometimes clan leader of OAP. Clint O'Shea when in his human disguise.