For 22 of his 24 years of life, lived in a refugee camp in northern Uganda. His parents fled from South Sudan and its decades-long civil war. And that is why Mayen’s journey to becoming a game developer is so rare and amazing.
That’s how I started a , after hearing him tell his story at Rami Ismail’s panel at the (GDC) in San Francisco, and after interviewing him on . And now Mayen will get a chance to tell his extraordinary story again before a live audience at our conference.
Mayen, the founder of will speak about his journey from being a refugee and the road to making games about peace. Leo Olebe, head of games partnerships at Facebook, will moderate the