Bene­dict Olumhense

A pas­sion­ate game enthu­si­ast who has carved a niche in dri­ving ini­tia­tives to help shape game devel­op­ment in Nige­ria as well as Africa. He is the Founder, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of IGDA Nige­ria, a local chap­ter of the Inter­na­tional Games Devel­op­ers Asso­ci­a­tion (IGDA).

He is also the Chair­man of the Local Orga­niz­ing Com­mit­tee for Global Game Jam Lagos, an event that is held on an annual basis in syn­di­ca­tion with many loca­tions around the World. He plans to help struc­ture a sus­tain­able ecosys­tem for the emerg­ing gam­ing indus­try in Africa through ini­tia­tives like the African Game Con­fer­ence. A grad­u­ate from the Uni­ver­sity of Lagos, Nige­ria with a B.Sc. in Urban & Regional Plan­ning, where he gained expo­sure to Envi­ron­men­tal Design and CAD sys­tems. He aspires to be a level designer someday.