Gaming in Uganda is on the rise with at least one or two neighborhoods in Uganda two out of 10 families owning a gaming console in their house. However, most of the game stations consists of only screens and play station consoles. Last Saturday, guests who were on invite only experienced the official launch and ribbon cutting of gamer’s Empire.
Gamer’s Empire located on UK Mall in Kansanga opened doors to Gamer’s in and around Kampala and unlike the gaming hubs with just Play Station games like FIFA, NBA, Justice League, Blurr, Motor Kombat and Grand Theft Auto among others, the new Game Hub opened with a variety of games and most of all the Virtual Reality (VR) games that include VR O Watch Chair, VR Space, Gaming PCs and Screen Racing among others.
The event was spiced up with performances and attendance of some of the top Ugandan celebrities who are also known to be ardent fans of gaming.
A Pass who is known for playing the FIFA Play Station games didn’t miss in action as he came and did a performance with Liliian Mbabazi shortly before entering the hub to play a few games. Comedian Daniel Omara who was is not a soccer fanatic settled for the VR 9D games.
Hosted by Comedian Patrick Salvador, performances of the day came from singers Fresh Kid, Bruno K, Tonik, Lillian Mbabazi, Nina Roz and Spice Diana. Drinks and bites kept on flowing throughout the day courtesy of the Gamer’s Empire.
The two proprietors of Gamer’s Empire are a young couple with the woman, Natasha Patience Kabushenga as the CEO of the hub. She narrated how they came up with the idea of starting Gamer’s Empire.
“For Gamer’s Empire into existence, me and my Husband Mr Kabushenga used to play a lot of games at home and cheering him up was the therapy everytime he got back to work tired” Mrs Kabushenga said. During lockdown, Kabushenga says it was when she instilled the idea of her and the husband starting a gaming hub and today, Gamer’s Empire sits on the second floor of UK Mall in Kansanga.