- Dynasto Afedo is a Ghanaian self-taught game developer
- The young creative is the brain behind the mobile game, RWC Racing Vol. 1
- RWC Racing Vol. 1 is a racing game that makes use of Ghana’s means of transportation and highlights some of the country’s landmarks
Our manifesto: This is what YEN.com.gh believes in
Install our latest app for Android and read the best news about Ghana!
At a time when the world is grappling with a pandemic, Ghanaian game developer, Dynasto Afedo, has invented a mobile game called RWC Racing Vol. 1.
RWC Racing Vol. 1 is a racing game that makes use of Ghana’s means of transportation. It also highlights some of the country’s notable landmarks.
The mobile game comes at a time when people are struggling to cope with a stress-induced pandemic. RWC Racing Vol. 1 provides people with options to cope with the coronavirus.
Afedo reveals that he is a game developer and also into solution-based mobile applications.
His new invention was birthed out of necessity due to the prevailing circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to ameyawdebrah.com, since the roll-out of RWC Racing Vol. 1, the game has had 57 000 downloads on both Android and iOS with an average of 1000 daily downloads.
Sharing insight about why he created RWC Racing Vol. 1 and the future for Ghanaian game developers, Dynasto Afedo told ameyawdebrah.com he had time to complete the game because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Afedo described the process of developing the game as ''humbling'', especially because he is not a professionally trained developer.
He admitted the project was very financially heavy but his hard work is paying off.
Afedo revealed that the aim for creating the game was to support local businesses by replacing sign posts with their logos.
The young genius said he is not afraid of criticism targeted at his novel invention because it provides him with the opportunity to work on the flawed aspects of the game.
In spite of the setbacks, Afedo said Ghanaians have been very supportive of his work. He also remains hopeful that the international gaming community are ‘‘looking his way.’’
He, however, admits that the tech industry needs support and suggested an annual technology festival where tech savvies can come together to showcase their inventions and connect.
Dynasto Afedo has certificates in Public and Business Administration as well as Marketing.
He has worked in the fuel industry since 2011 and has plans to create more games including a record-breaking scavenger hunt project.
YEN.com.gh recently reported that Ghanaian creative, Joseph Yaw Frimpong, has developed a reading solutions app called ReaderApp for authors.
ReaderApp can be accessed on mobile phones by authors who want to make electronic versions of their books available online to readers.
Just like many inventions that were developed in the midst of crisis, Joseph's app was also erupted by a necessity to get the electronic version of his new book available to readers online.
Faces of Ghana: 21-year-old female boxer's dream of becoming a world champion:
Have national and human interest issues to discuss?
Know someone who is extremely talented and needs recognition?
Your stories and photos are always welcome. Get interactive via our Facebook page.