The launch of our newest mobile game Footah was nothing short of a memorable experience. The Mathare Youth Sports Association grounds offered the perfect place for a day full of fun that culminated in the launch of Footah. The unforgettable day would not have been achieved were it not for the over 200 young boys and girls who came out to show out their soccer skills.
The Mathare Youth Sports Association had organized a mini-tournament for the kids. One could not have missed the determination, dedication teamwork, sportsmanship, and the love for physical activities exhibited by the young boys and girls. The winners were awarded a beautiful Footah Soccer Ball made by Alive and Kicking Kenya.
At the ground was the Usiku Games team, ready to demonstrate the new game. Armed with smart tablets and great knowledge of the game, the team was able to show the various features of the game especially the three mini-games; Pepeta, One-Touch, and Mtesano.
The Footah game was designed and developed by Usiku Games in a public-private partnership with the GIZ Regional Project “Sport for Development in Africa” (on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, BMZ). The game targets youth between 15 and 25 years of age with the objective to promote the physical fitness of the players and arm them with crucial life skills. This falls within Usiku Game’s mission of #GamingForGood and creating games with social impact.
One of the key features of the game is the integration of Google Fit. Once Footah players have linked their Google Fit accounts to the game, their physical activities, measured in terms of the number of steps, are confirmed and converted to XP points that energize their character in the game. For Footah players to win the game, they have to get up and move around to boost their energy in the game.
It is time to start playing Footah and join in the fan. Get started by creating your character here- http://footah.usiku.games/