• 24 - 27 September 2020
  • Online

Pan-African Game Development Showcase

Calling all game developers! 

Want to get your game recognised by thousands of fans and hundreds of gaming industry executives?

Comic Con Africa and some of our sponsors might just be looking for your game! Taking place on a screen near you, Comic Con Africa will be hosting the 2nd Annual Project Springbok developer showcase for so that we can expose the world to amazing African talent 

This year, we will be uniting African developers by opening registrations to the entire African continent!!! – That’s right, whether you are in Cape Town or Cairo, you may be 1 of 10 lucky developers to showcase your game at Comic Con Africa Online 2020

Game developers from the across Africa are invited to apply by submitting their original games (test links), build guide (highlight special areas of detail you want noticed) and motivation letter to us for showcasing at Comic Con Africa 2020 - Online.


*First round of approvals 31 July

  • Participants of any age may enter
  • Participants may be from anywhere in Africa
  • Entrants must submit projects based on what they learn from Developer guide content and submit below before the 4th of September 2020 
  • Participants must submit a build guide with each project 
  • Participants must a test link to play each game with the build guide
  • Only 1 submission per person/team

After you have submitted your application, we will review your content and inform you whether you have been selected.

Once you have been selected, you will need to record a 15-minute presentation where you highlight why your game is so special. 

During Comic Con Africa 2020 – Online, gaming enthusiasts and fans from across the internet will have the opportunity to play your game through test links and will vote for their favourite game.

If you get the most votes from Comic Con Africa 2020 Online visitors, YOUR game will be featured will be featured world wide by all our partners and media. As well as the main prize.

For now: We are putting together developer care kits, and asking sponsors to add to the pool, so that we can all help you along your journey to becoming a world-renowned game developer.

Please read the all-important T’s&C’s and apply for this incredible opportunity to get international recognition for your talent and hard work, not to mention (PRIZES)


What is Project Springbok all about?

Taking place on a screen near you, Comic Con Africa will be hosting 2nd Annual Project Springbok to provide a platform for African game developers to showcase their games and of course a chance to win some amazing prizes!

Game developers from the across the continent are invited to apply for 1 of 10 showcase spots at Comic Con Africa 2020 Online by submitting their original games (test links), build guide (highlight special areas of detail you want noticed) and motivation letter to us for showcasing at Comic Con Africa 2020 - Online.

Do I qualify for a Project Springbok Showcase?

1.     “You” and “themselves” shall refer to an individual or a group. Project Springbok at Comic Con Africa 2020 Online is a virtual space for game developers who produce original games 

a.     A game developer is anyone who creates or assists in the creation of video games.

b.     Original games are original works that are owned by the game developer or game development team 

The application processes

The application process must be completed for each developer/developer group. Once applications are closed, your application will be reviewed by a panel of curators. Once the curators have completed reviewing the submitted games, all developers will be notified of their status.

Submitting your game

Upon applying, we ask that you provide your chosen game and a motivation to assist in the judging process. Your application should include a sample of the game or the entire game. Your game and motivation are what your application is judged on, so the better it supports your game the better chance you have of being selected.

Voting Process

Votes will be submitted through electronic polling by visitors who logon to Comic Con Africa 2020 online content through a 3rd party software provider on behalf of an organiser who will collect all the votes announce the results.

Project Springbok terms and conditions (Specific):

The terms related to the Comic Con Africa 2020 Online (hereinafter referred to as “the Area”) shall be read in conjunction with the Exhibitor Contract.

Should there be any conflict between these terms and the terms of the Exhibitor Contract, the terms of the Exhibitor Contract will prevail.

The Area is distinct from the rest of the commercial spaces available to exhibitors as it is for self-designed games by African developers. Developers who commission others to design a game for commercial profit may purchase retail space only.

1.     Showcase inclusions

1.1.   The Showcase shall consist of the following:

1.1.1.One (1) featured section on a page on Comic Con Africa Online platform where people can play the developers game, learn more and vote

1.1.2. One (1) 15 Minute Video presentation on Comic Con Africa 2020 Online gaming stage

1.1.3. One (1) listing on the Comic Con Africa website as appearing in the Area

1.1.4. One (1) listing in the Comic Con Africa Catalogue.

1.2.   Successful applicants are limited to 1 (one) of each of the showcase inclusions detailed in 1.1

1.3.   Developers may not create vulgar or offensive content or advertisements for the allocated showcase inclusions detailed in 1.1 (If this is contained in the showcase version of your game, we will kindly ask that it is censored for the purposes of our show, unless your game has an official PEGI or FPB rating. In which case, your content will have an age restriction blocking)

1.4.   The organiser reserves the right to alter, change or delete/remove any content which does not comply with the above mentioned requirements and shall not be held liable for any costs incurred by the Developers to rectify the Area in order for it to be compliant with the said requirements.

2.     Application process

2.1.   Developers are only accepted into Project Springbok if they complete the application process by the listed deadlines or are invited as guests of the Event.

2.2.   Submissions made after the closure of the deadline will be added to a waiting list and the organiser does not guarantee that such applications will be accepted prior to the Event.

2.3.   Applications must be made by the outlined deadline. The said Applications will be reviewed and responded to by the dates as indicated below:

2.3.1.     Final Application Deadline: 11th September 2020;

2.3.2.     Notifications: every second week onwards from start date of 9 July 2020

2.4.   The standard Exhibitor Contract, together with this Annexure will be issued to accepted developers, which must be signed and returned within 2 (two) weeks of receipt.

2.5.   Unsigned Exhibitor Contracts will result in the Developer forfeiting their space in the Area. The said Area will then be presented to Developers on the waiting list.

2.6.   No late applications will be accepted, and the Organiser reserves the right to decline such late applications. Any costs associated with the application shall be borne by the Developer and the Organiser will not be held liable for such costs occasioned by late applications.

2.7.   All accepted applications shall result in the Developers having to sign acceptance for their space in full within 1 (one) week of receiving the Exhibitor Contract.

2.8.   The Developer indemnifies the Organiser against any claim of whatsoever nature related to any wasted costs.

2.9.   Developers will have their allocated inclusions confirmed after signature of the Exhibitor Contract.

3.     Applications and motivations

3.1.   All Developers are required to submit a test link to work with a motivation of their work. It must clearly demonstrate their current development capabilities and the concept of the game.

3.2.   Developers will be judged primarily on the quality of their work, but priority will be given to completely original games as opposed to fan games.

3.3.   Developers will also be selected based on the number of developers demonstrating a particular style, player type, or storyline of games.

3.4.   The Organiser's judgement shall be final and no alternative applications will be accepted. There shall also not be an appeal procedure for applications not being successful.


4.     Original Games

4.1.   Developers may not use licensed work of any company and in that case Comic Con Africa or the company affected may request they cease all showcasing immediately.

4.2.   Only original games that do not reference any other game or the intellectual property as in storylines or conceptual artwork of another game may not apply.

4.2.1.Fan games may not apply.


5.     Multiple businesses/proxy selling

5.1.   Due to the limited nature of the space available in Project Springbok, Comic Con Africa will only allow the sale of products that have been designed by the Developer (Subject to terms and conditions and written approval from the Organiser)

5.2.   If the Developer’s game is already on a selling platform, they may share this with Con Visitors. However it will be disadvantageous for Developers to spend a lot of time on sales pitches as the idea is to garner votes to win the award, which can only be achieved by visitors playing the game.


6.     Selling of physical goods

6.1.   No physical goods may be sold by Developers in Project Springbok


7.     Showcase Operation

7.1.   Developers must have a fully operational digital space and their games during opening hours of the Event. This means all links must be operational in the allocated space on the Comic Con Africa 2020 Online platform and be fully ready to answer any fan questions through chat by the time the stream goes live and are to remain in this state until the stream closes each day.

7.2.   Developers may not pack up / leave / dismantle their games before the Event finishes. Should this however happen, the Developer may be excluded from future events.

7.3.   Developers may not showcase sexually explicit material. The Organiser reserves the right to remove any items, which may be construed to be in violation of this standard with immediate effect. If this content is in your game, please exclude it from playable demos and game footage.

7.4.   It is the Developer’s responsibility to read and familiarise him/herself with the exhibitor manual on publication for the event and complete the required forms. The said manual will contain more information on move-in move-out and stand operation that must be complied with at all times.

7.5.   All video content must follow the guidelines set out in the Exhibitor Manual.

7.6.   The sale of unlicensed material or stolen artwork is strictly prohibited and should the Organiser be notified of such sales, the Developer may be requested to exit the Event. Any costs incurred by the Developer shall be forfeited and shall therefore not be refunded as a result of such expulsion.


8.     Rule Changes

8.1.   Rules and admissions criteria are subject to change at any time by the Organiser and interpretation and enforcement of the rules are at the discretion of the Organiser.

9.     Changes to These Terms and Conditions

9.1.   These terms and conditions are subject to change without prior notice from The Organiser.