Voice of Bayek from Assassins Creed: Origins and acclaimed Kenyan-British actor Abubakar Salim has made a move into the games industry as CEO and founder of Silver Rain Games.

Alongside his plans to star as Father in Ridley Scott’s Raised by Wolves television series this year, Abubakar Salim will be creating and directing a new game IP with Silver Rain’s Head of Studio, Melissa Phillips (formerly BAFTA Games Programme Manager) and a growing team of developers.

Speaking of his new venture, Salim noted, “The games industry is so inspiring. I grew up in games, so it only feels natural to make the leap into creating them. I want to be able to give back to an industry and audience that has supported me and hopefully bring a fresh perspective to the table.”

Mel Phillips states, “It’s hugely exciting to begin working on a new IP. We are currently in the prototype stage. We are keen to hear from all levels of talent who might potentially fit into our team and will be looking for funding opportunities over the next few months.”

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