With the advent of “Vikseen Virtual” by sports enthusiast and computer programmer Victor Daniyan, Nigerian soccer has at last entered the video game league.
The young Nigerian fixed the oversight of not having Nigerian football heroes featured in video games as stars from clubs throughout Europe after three years of fiddling and thousands of lines of code.
Victor Daniyan, a resident of Lagos State, claims to have released Vikseen Virtual, the first soccer game in Africa.
Pro Evolution Soccer, a popular copyright-free simulation game from Japanese game developer Konami, is adapted in VikseenVirtual to include 50 clubs and more than 1,400 players from Nigeria’s top leagues.
Pleased with the development, Harrison Austin, a footballer at Ikorodu City FC, a second-tier professional club in Lagos state, said having his own digital avatar could boost his chances of being scouted.
Daniyan hopes to broaden Vikseen Virtual’s appeal further by introducing teams from across the continent, and including African music and commentators.