# 2 of 10 AFRCAN START UPS THAT ROCKED 2014 -Meet Gamsole, The African Gaming Company With Over 1 Million Downloads In The Windows Phone Marketplace

A new gaming company from Nigeria, backed by Kenya-based 88mph startup accelerator called Gamsole has, arguably, become Africa’s leading mobile gaming company, in terms of downloads.

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With over a million downloads reached across its about 12 5 gaming titles on the Windows Phone store, Gamsole is also quietly growing its revenues through the in-app advertising and paid apps models, while other gaming companies in Africa are busy getting all the local and foreign media attention.

Founded by Abiola Olaniran, a Computer Science graduate from the Obafemi Awolowo University who emerged Nigeria’s Microsoft Imagine Cup Winner in 2010 and became a world finalist of the student competition in the same year, the goal of the mobile gaming start-up is to make games that are fun to play, plain and simple.

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Abiola Elijah Olaniran Founder Gamsole

Olaniran told me during a Skype call yesterday that his company’s games are hugely played around world with top users in China, Brazil and the U.S and says that its most popular game, Road Blaizer, a car racing game has attracted over 300,000 downloads alone since its launch in April 2013 to date.

“In just a month of launching our games on the Windows Phone Store, over 600,000 players worldwide have fallen in love with the addictive game-play”, said Olaniran. He added that the company’s success secret lies in simply focusing on fun games, without history or lectures, that appeal to gamers of all age groups.

(Courtesy of :http://techloy.com/2013/08/06/gamsole/)

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