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Leti Arts develops soccer game for MTN Ghana World Cup promo

The 2014 FIFA World Cup fever is nearing its peak and with it comes marketing promotions by brands and corporate entities to capitalize on the biggest sports event in the world.

MTN Ghana has a promotion dubbed MTN Go Rio which seeks to make people increase their ‘Bolaness’ by talking, texting and browsing more on MTN to win BOLA prizes.

Imagine watching all the football matches on a brand new flat screen TV, or travelling on an all-expense paid trip to Rio to watch the football matches live or better still driving around town in a Sleek KIA Rio.

Just show your ‘Bolaness’ today. Continue to use your MTN number and stand a chance to win Bola prizes including smart phones and other amazing prizes.

So feel the Bola passion…keep talking, texting and browsing and win BOLA with MTN Go Rio. Dial * 120# to check your scores now!

MTN Ghana as part of making this promotion truly ‘BOLA’ in every sense, has released a game to complement the offline promotion, dubbed the MTN Ghana Go Rio Game.

The MTN Ghana Go Rio Game is a penalty shoot-out soccer game available now for the web (Facebook and soon on the MTN Ghana website), with plans for a mobile version (Android) soon.

The gameplay is simple. Beat the goalie (who we have nicknamed at Leti Arts, BOLA) and become the best penalty shoot-out player in Ghana. Post your high scores to the Hall of Fame and retain bragging rights over your friends.

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HOW TO PLAY

  1. TAP any point in the goal post to choose where to shoot the ball
  2. Watch the Power Meter and TAP again to set how hard to shoot the ball (Aim for Green Zones or Dead Center to improve chances of scoring)
  3. You have ONLY 5 Misses during each shoot out. Level up to reset your misses!

TIPS for WINNING

  1. Aim for Green Zones of Power Meter. Red is too Hard, Yellow is too Low
  2. Dead Center on the Power Meter always equals a GOAL!!

What are you waiting for, go play the MTN Ghana Go Rio Game on Facebook and let your friends know who is BOLA!

Nominee: 2014 MAMA

Leti Arts Nominated for 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA)

PRESS RELEASE

Leti Arts nominated in the ‘Transform Today’ category for the 2014 MAMA Awards

 Accra, Ghana – April 17, 2014:  Leti Arts, an interactive media studio with offices in Ghana and Kenya, has been nominated for an award in the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA), in an event held in Johannesburg, South Africa on April 16, 2014.

Leti Arts is nominated for achievement in a non-music field, in a new MAMA Award category called ‘Transform Today by Absolut’.

“ Transform Today by Absolut, is an award designed to recognize and support young, emerging and original African creative talents who use their imagination to fuel social transformation and bring positive attention to the continent.

Leti Arts is proud to have been nominated for this award and wish to share the honour with all current and past team members and well-wishers who have helped propel the vision to its current state.

We are happy that our passion to entertain global audiences using our African superhero franchise, Africa’s Legends, through interactive digital formats such as games, digital comics and interactive apps has been recognized by the nomination panel for the 2014 MAMA Awards.

 Eyram Tawia (CEO, Leti Arts)

 Leti Arts congratulate their fellow nominees in the ‘Transform Today by Absolut’ category for their achievements in propelling African entertainment forward. They also extend congratulations to fellow nominees from Ghana (Sarkodie, Fuse ODG, Efya, R2bees) and Kenya (Lupita Nyong’o, Sauti Sol, Amani), and wish them the best of luck in their respective award categories.

Voting for the MTV Africa Music Awards is open from 16 April 2014 until midnight on 4 June 2014 via the official voting website: http://bit.ly/1j6UYYN

Leti Arts encourages all our their fans to get involved in the public voting for the 2014 MAMA awards and to vote for the nominees from Ghana and Kenya to push them to the top of their respective categories.

To get more info visit www.letiarts.com.

About Leti Arts

Leti Arts develops cross-platform interactive media products based on African history and folklore, including digital comics and mobile games. As one of a handful of interactive media studios in sub-Saharan Africa, Leti introduces global audiences to African storytelling.

Leti Arts has offices in Accra, Ghana and Nairobi, Kenya, and was founded by Eyram Tawia and Wesley Kirinya.

Visit us on http://www.letiarts.comFacebook, Twitter and Google+

About Africa’s Legends

Africa’s Legends is a superhero franchise from Leti Arts influenced by folklore and historic legends from across Africa.  In  Africa’ s Legends, Leti Arts  reimagines African folklore and historic legends, interspersed with fictional characters, as elite superheroes fighting crime in present day Africa.

Follow Africa’s Legends on Facebook, Twitter and Google+

Africa's Legends Game / Marvel Puzzle Quest

Great Minds, Think Alike. Africa’s Legends Game and Marvel Puzzle Quest

It is always exciting to come across products which validate an idea you have and are pursuing. It is even better when it comes from a person or brand or business within your industry that is considered a juggernaut. It feels good to know you are headed in the right direction.

In this respect, Leti Arts and Marvel/D3Publishing are great minds, thinking alike in mobile games.

The game for Africa’s Legends, is a tile-matching puzzle based, fight simulation game using superheroes and villains from the Africa’s Legends universe. Match 3 or more tiles of the same color to attack your opponents. Special game tiles/gems boost your attack or increase your defence.

Marvel Puzzle Quest, is game combing characters from the Marvel Universe with the match 3 puzzles from Puzzle Quest in a fun and compelling game.

We came across this similar idea around our Africa’s Legends game, which in hindsight made us remember, if you think it, it has probably been done or is being done.

Does this mean our dream of a fighting game with Thor versus Pharaoh or Captain America versus Shaka is coming true soon? Maybe…. :-)

However, although similar, each game has its own unique implementation of merging tile matching puzzles with a fight simulation game. Enjoy these comparison pics between portions of the two games.

 

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Africa's Legends: The Game

The Africa’s Legends Game

Africa’s Legends, our universe of African superheroes, influenced by African history and mythology, interspersed with awesome fictional characters, has its very own game. If you haven’t downloaded and played the game, here is a quick primer.

The Game

The Africa’s Legends game is a puzzle based, fight simulation game using superheroes and villains from the Africa’s Legends universe. The game merges the idea of a fighting game, with the simple and much beloved casual gaming genre of tile matching.

Coloured game tiles have icons on them, symbolizing a power move. Matching same color tiles initiates a move as determined by the corresponding icon.

Africa's Legends, fight simulation, puzzled based  game

Africa’s Legends, fight simulation, puzzled based game

The goal of the game is therefore simple but requires strategy to win.

Match three tiles of the same color in a row or column to attack  your opponents with various kicks and punches until your opponents are defeated or they defeat you!

The more tiles you match, the better for your scores. There are also special game tiles which boost your attacking power or shield you from dangerous enemy attacks.

Africa's Legends Game: Basic & Special Gems

Game Play Modes

The Africa’s Legends game, has two playing modes, Quick Battle and Quest Mode.

  • Quick Battle:

Play as any character and fight in a one on one battle against an opponent of your choice. This means you fight both your team mates and villains.

  • Quest Mode:

Quest mode is a progressive game play mode in which you play to defeat opponents at each stage.

Battle to save the rest of your team from a hypnotic spell cast by a super evil Wadabe assassin, known only as The Assassin.

Quest Mode also includes badges, which can be unlocked by defeating opponents. Get badges like the ‘God of Wisdom’ for defeating Ananse or ‘Gamma Master’ for defeating Ruddy.

Screenshot Gallery

Here are more screenshot images of scenes from the game.

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Download: Africa’s Legends

The game is currently available on Android as a FREE download in the Google Play Store. The game is tied into the Africa’s Legends app, which also includes the pilot issue of the comic, Africa’s Legends #1 for free.

Google Play: Africa's Legends, The Game

Africa’s Legends Game

Download Africa’s Legends and don’t forget to leave a review and rating.

 

HFC - KNUST Entreprenurship Clinic

Leti Arts CEO speaks at HFC Bank-KNUST Entrepreneurship Clinic

The Centre for Business Development in partnership with HFC Bank, has been doing a series of entrepreneurship clinics by established  entrepreneurs for students of the university. Eyram Tawia, is a speaker at a session of the clinic occurring today, March 7, 2014. Here are the program details:

Topic: The secrets of success in business: Lessons for aspiring businessmen
Venue: New Lecture Theater (Behind CCB)
Date: 7th Mar, 2014
Time: 3:00pm

The session includes two other speakers, David Kelvin Amoo-Osae Jnr and Alloysius Attah. Here are brief profiles of all three (3) speakers.

David Kelvin Amoo-Osae Jnr the CEIBS Africa Alumnus of the year 2011 and a renowned Marketing Communications expert whose career spanned across Origin8 Saatchi & Saatchi and Unicorn Group. He is currently the CEO of a Movie Theatre/Cinema Company called the Movie House Plaza with Branches in Dansoman, Kokomlemle, Achimota, Tema, Takoradi, Kumasi, Koforidua and Ho.

Alloysius Attah co-founded Farmerline, a mobile venture in Ghana and Zimbabwe offering improved information access and communication pathways for smallholder farmers and agricultural stakeholders. He is TEDxAccra speaker and has been named by the World Bank and InfoDev as one of the top 20 high impact entrepreneurs in the world at the 5th Global Forum 2013.

Eyram Tawia is the CEO and Co-Founder of Leti Arts (formerly Leti Games) which makes African themed mobile games and comics. Eyram has won many awards including the British Council Young Creative Entrepreneur (2012), Google Ghana Innovation Hero in 2013 and the 2013 Ghana top app awards – Best Entertainment App and App Developer of the year. Eyram and his Co-Founder, Wesley Kirinya, were the first African speakers at the global Game Developers Conference in 2013, where they spoke on the theme “The Emerging Landscape of African Game Development“.

We are looking forward to a fun and entertaining session from Eyram as he speaks on the lessons he has learned in building a world class, game development company from Africa.

Leti Arts at MWC 2014

Leti Arts at Mobile World Congress 2014

Mobile World Congress is the biggest mobile technology exhibition and conference worldwide and is organised by the GSM Association (GSMA). Mobile World Congress is heald annually in Barcelona, Spain in late February.

This year Leti Arts is being represented at MWC 2014, courtesy of Intel. Intel is showcasing Android apps optimzed for Intel Architecture through apps from Leti Arts and Momentum Core.

Intel will showcase its comprehensive portfolio of tools and resources that help developers create innovative applications and services based on Intel® architecture. Intel’s App Planet presence will feature demos on Android* and Windows*, Internet of Things, services and APIs.

Intel Newsroom (Intel in App Planet)

Leti Arts is showcasing an Intel branded version of our content distribution portal for digital comics and games, Leti Center. The Intel branded version is called Africa’s Legends. Momentum Core is showcasing  their gaming app, Simiyu the Chicken.

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Wesley Kinrinya, CTO of Leti Arts is our anchor person in Barcelona and we will be following him on the journey and documenting as much as we can from his experience. We will supplement our own coverage with the coverage of media organisations and blogs from around the world.

There are two well written posts about what Intel is seeking to achieving through this partnership from tech sites, Tech Moran and Ventureburn. We also previously highlighted our partnership around our Africa’s Legends franchise with Intel.

TechMoran: CEO Weekends: Momentum Core & Leti Arts to Showcase their Intel Architecture Apps at Mobile World Congress

VentureBeat: Momentum Core and Leti Arts bring African apps to Mobile World Congress

We excited to be at Barcelona and to share our experience with developing on Intel Architecture for Android. We will also be definitely exploring the excitement that is MWC 2014 and bringing you tidbits when we can.

Hola!

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WINNERS: Create an African Superhero Competition/Contest

Hi Everyone.

The Leti Arts Create an African Superhero competition ended on Sunday. Thanks to everyone who voted and participated in making the contest awesome!

Here are the winners below for the Superhero competition and the T-Shirt contest.

WINNER: Create an African Superhero Competition

The fans have spoken. Congratulations to David Quartey and his superhero entry, Linguiny. Here is a recap of David’s submission.

Liguiny: Submitted by David Quartey

Africa’s greatest superhero/super villain is called Linguiny. He is a 50 to 60 year old looking man, with a two very simple looking tools on him, a hoe and cutlass. who happened to spot this mysterious hole on his way to his plantation in the heart of the Congo rainforest.

His curiosity sends him deeper than he had wanted, later coming out with super powers of controlling the weather of the earth. Hoe is thrown into the skies brings rain, cutlass brings sunlight.

So what did David win?

Winning Prize:
1. One (1) Leti Arts T-Shirt
2. One (1) The True Ananse T-Shirt
3. Coloured Poster of Winning Entry
4. Ink Sketch of Winning Entry
5. Poster with Ink & Colour

And we didn’t forget our other participants, they get consolation prizes.

WINNERS: T-Shirt Contest

And now, here are the three (3) lucky fans who are the winners for our T-Shirt contest. Congratulations to:

1. Chirag Shah (Kenya)
2. Kojo Akoto Boateng (Ghana)
3. Gameli Adzaho (Ghana)

Thanks once again. Team Leti appreciates all the fans that helped make this work.

PS. Get ready! Brush up on your drawing and illustrating skills, who knows when you may need those skills… WINK, WINK…