Help Make Games SA Become A Recognised Industry Association
Make Games SA (MGSA) are now on track to becoming a recognised industry association in South Africa which means they would have access to a whole host of funding programs for up-and-coming devs in the local industry. MGSA has been in talks with the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) in making this a reality.
Funding from the DTI as a recognised industry association would give MGSA funding to strengthen the local gaming industry, including the SASS scheme which would let MGSA send 20 game devs to GDC (Game Developers Conference) 2014 in San Francisco. The DTI is now asking of MGSA to submit a list of “members signing their support and allegiance to the organisation, justifying why we should be approved as an Export Council, Industry Association or Joint Action Group”, and Make Games SA really needs your help to get this approval.
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To show your support of the local game development scene, you can fill out this survey form linked here, and fill in your details, name of person signing, organisation name, registration number (if applicable) and motivation of your support for Make Games SA.
If you want to see the local game development industry flourish, then the South African government needs to recognise the importance and potential of local developers and take notice of what the industry is doing and achieving. Show your support for the devs behind Pixel Boy, Desktop Dungeons, Broforce and Wang Commander to name a few. The industry is growing, but we can make it all the better and help MGSA to go places.
Please note that you will need to make your pledge by Wednesday 27 November at the latest.