Africa

Locations theme

All or at least a significant portion of the story takes place on the African continent.

364
games
64
platforms

Alternate name: Dark Continent

The first video game about Africa was released in 1982.

Activision, Infogrames and Infocom has published most of these games

In the 19th century and possibly before, Africa was occasionally referred to as the Dark Continent, though mainly only the regions south of Sahara desert. Thus any fiction based on that time period may refer to Africa by that name. The term is no longer in actual use as Africa has been completely explored (or as much as anyone cares to explore it) and the reference to African natives as darks/darkies has become to be considered somehow derogatory to some.

History:
* Ancient Egypt, ? – ~30 BCE
* European exploration of Africa, 17th century – ?, mapping finished by the end of 19th century
* Scramble for Africa, 1880s – 1910s
* Decolonization, 1950s – 2010s

Parent group

Continents

Child groups

Egypt, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Western Africa, Rwanda, Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia, Madagascar, Kenya, Morocco, Angola, Tunisia

Platforms

Windows 67
MS-DOS 27
C64 25
Amstrad CPC 19
ZX Spectrum 18
Linux 17
Atari ST 16
X360 14
Amiga 14
Mac OS Classic 12
NES 9
PS3 8
Apple II E 8
MSX 7
PS2 6
PS 6
Mac OS X 6
Atari 400/800 6
Tandy Coco 4
Wii 4
Nintendo DS 4
GB 4
GBA 4
Apple IIGS 3
Xbox 3
Thomson 2
C16/Plus4 2
ColecoVision 2
TRS-80 2
GameCube 2

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