In a recent feature article by Brainstorm Business Technology Magazine, Fuzzy Logic Founder and MD Jason Ried talks about how South African game development studios are creating critically received games. In addition these companies are working with big name-studios to create heavyweight titles whose success is apparent when trawling the online games stores. However, it’s not all shiny pixels and artificial sunlight in the South African gaming space. Talent is leaving, legislation is crippling and co-operation can be dependent on factors out of anyone’s control.
If you take into account the declining South African economy combined with the red tape implemented by the Film & Publications Board (FPB) it is no wonder international companies are making use of their local agencies. As a result they avoid the many concerns that come with contracting a South African company like legal disputes and reliability.
In this Brainstorm article Fuzzy Logic is described as “…another sterling South African development house. It also proves the theory that garages are secret vortexes of technology creativity.”