NOVARS and collaborators technical demo and concert presentation at xCoax 2014 featured the creative aspects and technical research behind the Timbila instrument of the Chopi people (Mozambique), which resembles a wooden xylophone. The project merges European and African cultures throughout the instrument and the use game- audio and composition, by combining real and 3D game-engine-physics models of timbilas. The conference showcase includes a concert performance of ‘Xi’ for live timbila and electronics by Ricardo Climent, performed by world- leading percussionist Miquel Bernat (timbila) and a technical demo of 3D virtual timbila models constructed by ‘Manusamo & Bzika’, an interdisciplinary group created by Manuel Ferrer Hernández (visual artist) y Alena Mesarosova (architect), specialised on Augmented Reality (AR) and 3D modelling. The technical presentation includes two 3D timbila models, the Chikhulu (bass with 3 keys) and the Sanje (18 keys), alongside a real Dbinda (baritone timbila). Its current sonic typo-morphology includes sample-based recordings and transformations of the instrument which are triggered via the game- engine’s interactive system. New physical models of the instrument will be implemented shortly using Climent’s outcomes from the NESS-project in Edinburgh.