Meet OUR MENTORS
I was born in South Sudan during the ongoing civil war. My family had to flee on foot to Uganda, where I grew up in a refugee camp. I witnessed violence overtaking South Sudan and the killing and displacement of millions. This inspired me to teach myself new skills and become a game developer in hope of changing the perception and beliefs of people in the war affected areas, particularly young people. I started making games for peacebuilding and conflict resolution. games seek to provide an entertaining and informative community activity that changes the focus from destruction to the construction of peaceful communities.
Forbes under 30 scholar and now a visiting scholar at American University.
Honored as the Global Gaming Citizen by the game awards in Partnership with Facebook Gaming for creating video games for peace and conflict resolution
The Game Awards recognizes and upholds creative and technical excellence in the global video game industry.
Rami Ismail is the co-founder of Vlambeer and has received the GDC Ambassador award, in recognition of years spent reaching out and giving voice to the world’s emerging development communities. Rami Ismail has been supporting Junub Games since inception.
Nick Hall is South Africa’s leading lawyer in the digital entertainment industry. Nicholas has worked and trained at one of South Africa’s leading ICT law firms. Nicholas is very well known in the South African video games industry (where he is a founding member and chair of Make Games South Africa the largest online community for game developers in South Africa, and CEO of the local industry association for video game development, Interactive Entertainment South Africa.).
Maurice is the Founder of Higher Calling Ventures, a start-up coach and consultant who helps people turn concepts into reality. He has over 20-year s of product leadership experience at early-stage ventures, is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland where he teaches entrepreneurship and serves on the advisory board of the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the Smith School of Business. Maurice earned an MBA from the Wharton School and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland.