Cameroon’s Kiro’o Games is looking to raise US$1 million in seed funding via crowdfunding on a platform it has developed itself. The campaign which started last month has already generated US$90 000 from 89 investors.
This will not be the first time the company is taking this route. In 2015 Kiro’o Games raised €49,774 (US$55,000) — against a targeted €40,000 (US$44,000)— from 1,310 backers on Kickstarter for development of its first title, 2D African fantasy role-playing game Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan. One of the round’s lead investors is Cameroonian tech entrepreneur Rebecca Enonchong. Kiro’o Games intends to use the funding to upgrade its equipment, hire more staff, and grow its community in Cameroon.