by Jared PillayNovember 25, 2019


PLAYTOPIA and MAKE GAMES AFRICA (MGA) have joined forces to make one ecstatic 3-day event where attendees can enjoy local and international indie games, eye melting interactive and digital art and a killer music line up! There will be two conferencing streams available to delegates this year, the MGA Business to Business conference and the Playtopia Talks aimed at delegates interested in the creative side of game development. Playtopia delegates are invited to attend talks, panels and workshops hosted by both international and local industry experts in the field of Indie Game development and the MGA talks are aimed at business development of gaming within the African context, tickets are very limited and booking is essential!


Taking cues from international alternative games festivals, Playtopia MGA marks South Africa’s debut homegrown celebration of games and interactive art. Producing a series of surprise global hits, South Africa’s game makers (and their unique creations) have landed up on the international map, and Playtopia MGA stands to celebrate the country’s diverse game development community, and inspire the next generation of creators, gamers and enthusiasts. Collecting the best of local art and games alongside international contemporaries, Playtopia MGA promises to be one of a kind African gaming celebration.


Gamers, developers and event goers will have a plethora of games, music, food and experiential art to enjoy. Exhibitions by some of South Africa’s top interactive artists, 30+ alternative, art and party games, a Super Friendship Arcade room with games played on custom controllers, VR rooms and music entertainment.



  • 35+ Indie Game exhibition
  • VR exhibition
  • Super Friendship Arcade hardware games exhibition
  • Immersive arts exhibition
  • Playtopia Talks with international and African speakers (Playtopia and MGA delegate ticket holders only)
  • MGA B2B Talks with international and African speakers (MGA delegate ticket holders only)
  • awesome music line up!
  • beer garden
  • food trucks
  • hours and hours of playful fun!


Fun Fact!

Playtopia falls under the newly created Africa Games Week initiative. Together with Make Games Africa we aim to create a lasting presence on the festival calendar as one annual games and playful media event.


NB! Please take note, MGA tickets and Playtopia Talks tickets will be priced differently, and whilst an MGA ticket gives you complete all access, a Playtopia Talks ticket will not give you access to the MGA talks.


This event is a strictly 18+, the reason being that some of the games are not suitable for children.



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