Finally, a video game hero for Africa

(CNN)When Madiba Olivier set out to make Cameroon's first video game with his newly opened studio Kiro'o Games, he had to do it with just $100 and daily power outages. And those weren't even the most difficult challenges for the Yaounde-based developer.

An early design for Enzo, the hero of Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan
"We had difficulty finding funds and showing investors that we are not a scam," recalls Olivier. "We had people telling us, you are just another African scam on the internet. That was very humiliating for me."
    Recently, he has proven the doubters that he means business. With the help of a Kickstarter campaign, Kiro'o Games has raised over $50,000 to create the country's first African role-play game: Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan.