Michel Is Driving Africa’s Narrative Through Video Games
Growing up in an African home, Michel Nkuindja, 2015 TEF Alumna, was lulled to sleep with stories about powerful and impactful women and men on the continent. This was the inspiration behind his company, Noohkema Game Studios, a creative studio that specializes in the production of real-time 3D content.
Michel realised very quickly as he grew up that these stories he was told by his parents and grandparents were not available in a lot of books or made into comics and even less in animated version for young children and future generations. Recognising the power of storytelling and the need to preserve Africa’s rich cultural heritage in formats that are relatable and exciting, Michel set out to create Noohkema Game Studios.
The goal for the Cameroonian based company is to utilise video games and interactive media as the best and most effect medium of changing global perceptions of Africa while preserving its cultural identity for the next generations. They are able to achieve this through a range of services that include 3D Visualization and prototyping, Edugames, Immersive Real-time architectural visualisation, Realtime Renderings, 3D Animation, Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality, Strategy and Design.
Working together with architects, property developers, interior designers, product developers, construction companies, selling agents, advertising agencies and artists, Noohkema Game Studios can effectively illustrate design concepts and brings them to life.
Michel is creating aesthetic African themed games to a global audience through high-quality games with amazing and engaging mechanics.
One of his latest games, Afro Warriors: Battle for Power, has a rating of 4.8 stars on the renowned Google Play platform. It’s heavily inspired by the Africa’s rich history, culture, and mythology. The game features a combination of 2D fighting and full 3D graphics and simplified Swipe+4 button controls with fast-paced gameplay. It has over 500,000 downloads with positive comments and remarks by its players from across the world.
Michel employs innovative strategy, design, and technology as fuel for his storytelling engine and is taking the legendary stories originating from Cameroon and other parts of Africa to different parts of the world.