As violence escalates in the worlds youngest nationstate of South Sudan, an unexpected event has popped up; the countries’ very first Global Game Jam in capital city Juba. I spoke to organizer Lual Mayen to ask him how he went about organizing such a lighthearted event in a country that’s on the brink of a “Rwanda-like” genocide, according to the U.N. Human Rights Council. The 24-year-old Mayen is founder of JUNUB Games, a South Sudanese community of game developers, artists, designers, games lovers, and coders that he founded in September of 2016. His goal with JUNUB Games is to “create…

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