The Team Behind Global Game Jam Lagos


Hello Everyone! One more post and we would be 1 year on this blog! In this post I talked about the first Global Game Jam Lagos which held from January 23rd to 27th this year. Now I will take a look at the team behind the project.

Benedict Olumhense (Founder, IGDA Nigeria)
A graduate of Urban & Regional Planning from the University of Lagos with added skills in programming. He also founded the local chapter of the International Games Developers Association Nigeria (IGDA Nigeria) and the local coordinator of the Global Game Jam Lagos. He fell in love with video games at 8 years old after playing Star Wars on the Atari 2600 back in the 1980’s. Since then he has followed the industry by playing games on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Sega Mega Drive, Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) to recent home entertainment systems.

Leonard M. Duro Emanuel (Business Strategy & Development)
A graduate from the University of Jos with Business and Strategy Development skills. He has been involved with the Video games industry through pro gaming and going head to head with Dennis “Tresh” Fong while he was living in the United Kingdom. Since then, he has grown to understand the gaming industry from pro gaming to the footprint it leaves
on an economy. He was one of the Speakers at the 1st Global Game Jam Lagos 2013 and works closely with structuring IGDA Nigeria’s activities.

Oluwaseyi Fakoya (Technical Lead)
Seyi is a graduate of Computing and Software Engineering from the Open University, United Kingdom. He is also a technical assistant for IGDA Nigeria and is responsible for designing the Global Game Jam Lagos website and resolving other technical needs that may arise during any event organized locally. He is a local developer with a portfolio of various products, one of such is the iOpen Heavens mobile application.

Oluwaseun Osinowo (Project Coordinator)
Project Coordinator, Global Game Jam Lagos. Seun is a graduate of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Lagos. He
is a sound CAD expert with interest in developing game environments for 2D and 3D games. He coordinates all event activity for IGDA Nigeria and the Global Game Jam Lagos.

So these are the members of Global Game Jam Lagos Team. Love them or hate them, they have started the move that would put the West African gaming industry on the World Map.


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