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Our Mentors

Check out our mentors and their session topics

Abdullah Konash

Bio

A game producer with a background in project management, game design, and software engineering. In the last 14 years, Abdullah has accumulated a wide range of experiences in MMORPGs, Mobile Games, Console Games, VR Games, and Card Games (Physical and Digital).

Topic Of Mentoring

Project Management, Game Design, Unity and Music

On Site

Tariq Mukhttar

Bio

Gamedev Corners founder, Award-winning Indie game dev

Topic Of Mentoring

Art and Indie game development 

On Site

Christian Calderon

Co-Founder and CEO at Gamejam

Bio

Christian Calderon is a data-minded marketer with a passion for econometrics and video games.

Topic Of Mentoring

Game design, hypercasual games

Online

Asim Altokhais

Co-Founder/GM at 3rd action

Bio

Asim Altokhais is an award-winning screenwriter, and a novelist. He graduated from Vancouver Film School in 2011, majoring in writing for Film and TV, he also added MA Writing for Script and Screen from Falmouth University, United Kingdom.

Topic Of Mentoring

Storytelling and narrative

On Site

Meraj Al Zahrani

Saudi Digital Academy

Bio

I am an artist with experience in teaching art. I developed different types of creative projects in games.

Topic Of Mentoring

Game Art

On Site

Moath Al Nafjan

Saudi Digital Academy

Bio

a full stack developer and a game development TA. I’m passionate about programming. I have many experiences in different fields such as games development, web development, and app development.

Topic Of Mentoring

Game Mechanics

On Site

Beamable

A team from Beamable will join us through discord to help the teams implementing their services in the games during the Gamjam

Online

Available onsite during the event

Catharina Bøhler

CEO and Game designer at Sarepta studio

Bio

Catharina’s company Sarepta studio is behind the award-winning game My Child Lebensborn. They have received numerous awards such as a BAFTA and are highly liked games by the public with 4,8 ratings on AppStore.

Topic Of Mentoring

Game design, narrative, running an indie studio

On Site

Wolfgang Stindl

Director of Sales & Business Development (Europe) at AMPD Technologies

Bio

Wolfgang Stindl is a seasoned interactive and game technology executive, spearheading the expansion of AMPD Technologies in Europe and overall EMEA region.

Topic Of Mentoring

Game design, cloud infrastructures

On Site

Oliver Kern

Mobile Executive, Advisor, Metaverse Resident

Bio

Oliver is a noted growth hacker and mobile marketing guru and has helped app companies ranging from indies to market giants like Rovio and Wargaming.

Topic Of Mentoring

Publishing and pitching

On Site

Barry Dorf

VP of Interactive Global Licensing and Business Development at Hasbro

Bio

Barry Dorf has worked in the games industry for more than 25 years. He’s currently the VP of Global Licensing and Business Development at Hasbro.

Topic Of Mentoring

Game desing and core mechanics

Online

Abdulrahman Sulaimani

Saudi Digital Academy

Bio

Graduated from Ashikaga University in Japan Specialized in AI Engineer with 9 years of experience in Game Development. Video Game Developer / Game Designer. Founder and CEO of Alburaq Wings Game studios

Topic Of Mentoring

Game Design

On Site

Henri Holm

Co-Founder of web3 and Blockchain games

Bio

Henri is a venture builder and has proven skills in managing profitable businesses and to develop key talent. He works as a co-founder and director to scale-ups covering finance, corporate operations, sales, marketing, investments, performance management, digital transformation, and working in multicultural environments.

Topic Of Mentoring

Team composition, game mechanics, player engagement, game economy.

On Site

Alistair Mountain

Unity Expert

Bio

Over the past six years Alistaid has delivered technical training as a guest lecturer at several higher education institutions worldwide.

Topic Of Training

Unity Training – Programming

Online

6th May

Tatu Petersen-Jessen

Entrepreneur & Creative Executive in Games, Art Director at Rovio

Bio

Over the past two decades, Tatu has worked in various creative and management roles in more than 50 globally published games, from AAA to mobile, at companies such as Digital Chocolate, Remedy and Rovio, where he currently works as a Senior Art Director.

Topic Of Training

Art

Online

6th May

Christian Calderon

Co-Founder and CEO at Gamejam

Bio

Christian Calderon is a data-minded marketer with a passion for econometrics and video games.

Topic Of Training

History of hyper casual game

Online

TBA

Asim Altokhais

Co-Founder/GM at 3rd action

Bio

Asim Altokhais is an award-winning screenwriter, and a novelist. He graduated from Vancouver Film School in 2011, majoring in writing for Film and TV, he also added MA Writing for Script and Screen from Falmouth University, United Kingdom.

Topic Of Training

Designing stories for games

Online

6th May

Available onsite during the event

Catharina Bøhler

CEO and Game designer at Sarepta studio

Bio

Catharina’s company Sarepta studio is behind the award-winning game My Child Lebensborn. They have received numerous awards such as a BAFTA and are highly liked games by the public with 4,8 ratings on AppStore.

Topic Of Training

How to run an indie game studio

Online

7th May

Wolfgang Stindl

Director of Sales & Business Development (Europe) at AMPD Technologies

Bio

Wolfgang Stindl is a seasoned interactive and game technology executive, spearheading the expansion of AMPD Technologies in Europe and overall EMEA region.

Topic Of Training

When to take your games to the cloud

Online

7th May

Oliver Kern

Mobile Executive, Advisor, Metaverse Resident

Bio

Oliver is a noted growth hacker and mobile marketing guru and has helped app companies ranging from indies to market giants like Rovio and Wargaming.

Topic Of Training

How to approach publishers

Online

7th May

Barry Dorf

VP of Interactive Global Licensing and Business Development at Hasbro

Bio

Barry Dorf has worked in the games industry for more than 25 years. He’s currently the VP of Global Licensing and Business Development at Hasbro.

Topic Of Training

What is the core gameplay loop

Online

TBA

And more to come