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„Kawaida’s Journey – A Tanzania Game App“ is a culturally ambitious smartphone/tablet-game focusing on Tanzania and the Swahili-Culture of East Africa. It conveys cultural knowledge in a positive way and simultaneously sensitizes people for social and ecological topics (e.g. equal opportunities, renewable energy, resources and reforestation). „Kawaida’s Journey“ is considered a cultural game by acting as an agent for specific cultural elements and knowledge.
The game takes you on a journey through Tanzania. Jump and run through different experiences from the sandy beaches and mangrove-forests on Zanzibar island, through the mysterious worlds of the Indian Ocean, alongside the crowded city life of Stone Town and Dar Es Salaam up to the wide East African bush savanna. To let you explore local specifics of the East African culture.
„Kawaida’s Journey“ is created as a collaborative project between German and Tanzanian software-developers, artists and non-profit organizations. „Kawaida’s Journey“ establishes playfully bridges between Europe and Africa free from simple prejudiced stigma, generalization of African cultures or classical development aid policy.
The game encourages differentiated perceptions of the African continent. It inspires for intercultural understanding and, through the new media of digital games, reaches out to new target audiences, motivating for a sustainable way of life (social impact).
Cultural Games is a young game development studio founded by the sociologist and game designer Kolja Bopp in 2015. The company started with “Kawaida's Journey - A Tanzania Game App”. Kolja united different amazing creators who believe in indie games which sensitizes for an intercultural togetherness and fairness. Cultural Games utilizes this method to support sustainable projects, organizations and companies by opening a new channel of communication.
The name symbolizes what Cultural Games stand for: We love games, we love cultures, we love impact.