Video games for conflict resolution.

This is our interview with Voice of America in our Studio in Washington DC.Talking about Junub Games The first game Studio and Community founded in South Sudan. Developing Video games and board games 4 peace building , conflict resolution. (Lual Mayen Founder and Developer at Junub Games, Matthew Lee Business,…

DC Labs: Future of Gaming?

Click here to listen Click is travelling North to one of the oldest cities in the country to look at some of the most groundbreaking artificial intelligence in gaming. We are visiting the Digital Creativity Labs at the University of York where they are researching creative technologies that will come to…

Become what you play: South Sudanese man creates games for peace

Lual Mayen's company, Junub Games, employs about 20 software engineers, designers and developers, most of them volunteers in Uganda and South Sudan. (Julie Bourbon) If the last thing you think about when somebody mentions "gaming" is "peace," then you don't know Lual Mayen. The South Sudanese software engineer turned game…

Junub Games Reaches for Peace as South Sudan Wages War

A screenshot from the mobile game ‘Salaam’. The game encourages players to be peacemakers as they destroy the implements of war. (Lual Mayen) Political feuds and ethnic violence in South Sudan have displaced more than 1.5 million people. Among them is a software engineer determined to push past hate to promote…

Peace through video games in South Sudan

In a country ravaged by war and tribal rivalry, software engineer Lual Mayen promotes unity with video and board games. Since the conflict in South Sudan started in 2013, more than million people have been internally displaced [Adriane Ohanesian/Reuters] Lual Mayen, a 24-year-old software engineer, is determined to do what…

Feature: Antiwar games try to make peace

by Gale Julius JUBA, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- As war-torn South Sudan continues to grapple with violence and ethnic division, a small community of game developers, artists and coders are campaigning to use games to promote peace and combat hatred. In an attempt to defuse hostility among South Sudanese, 24-year-old…