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Cameroon just released its first video game made 100% in-country. Called Aurion, the legacy of the Kori-Odan, this title was released on April 14, 2016. Part of a 10-year long project, the game was inspired by African culture and cosmogony (origin story). The main character is a prince who is the victim of a coup. This attack is organized by his brother-in-law on the day of his coronation and wedding. Gameplay follows the couple into exile as they search for support to regain the throne. The game cost around $200,000 to make, with 74% of the funds generated from local Cameroonian crowdfunding.
The game was primarily developed in Cameroon and this in-country development is significant because a June 2016 reports shows that 40% of the highly skilled Cameroonian workforce works abroad. Numbers show that over 12,000 Cameroonian engineers work in Germany alone. Located in Central Africa, this diverse nation is home to more than 1738 linguistic groups, though French and English are the official languages. The July 2013 census estimates the population to be around 22 million. While literacy rates are reportedly quite high (averaging 71.3%), the availability of healthcare is often low and the average lifespan is around 50 years old. In order to increase the availability of healthcare and education across this Central African nation, the emergence of new and modern industries is an important part of development.