Lual Mayen

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Lual Mayen

Junub Games

Lual Mayen is a South Sudanese developer and founder of Junub Games. He was born in South Sudan and raised in a Northern Uganda refugee camp, after his parents had to flee South Sudan to find refuge. He is passionate about creating games to help promote peace. He is currently building a virtual reality experience that focuses on the idea that an individual’s behaviors and decisions before picking up a gun are the most powerful. The game shows that even small behaviors and choices can have devastating and far-reaching consequences, and it helps the player to practice and experience how to avoid the path of war and violence in resolving conflict.

Mayen was recognized as a 2018 Global Gaming Citizen by Facebook Gaming at the Game Awards for using games to bring about positive impact.