Michel Nkuindija is a Cameroonian by nationality with a great passion for what he does.
His inspiration to walk down this path came from African tales and legends that grew his imagination and determination to one day create something purely African. Growing up Michel Nkuindija was lulled by the tales and legends of Africa and this made his imagination go wild with thoughts hovering around imaginative universes inspired by these tales. Only and as he grew older, he realized that these stories told to us by grandparents were not available in many books, comics and even less in animated version for our children and future generations. This he says led him to set a challenge of developing a project that would transmit these beautiful stories, tales and legends through media such as animated films and video games.
He is the founder of the Noohkema Game Studios, a creative company based in Yaoundé that develops video games for PC and Mobiles. This company has an ambition, the intension to break down how video games and interactive media can be the best way to change global perceptions of Africa while preserving its cultural identity for the next generation.
Nookhena is currently working on its main project: a video game called Meenlah: Quest of the Stolen Spirits, an action role playing game entirely in 3D. The game is set in Ancient Africa, in an era when humans and masks lived in perfect harmony. In Meenlah, the player takes the role of Nganu in a third person perspective, using a variety of combat moves and platforming skill to overcome obstacles, with his partner Kung, a mysterious and powerful mask. Follow Video interview on Evolve TV