The 2021 Games Industry Africa Awards Mentor of the Year, Johana Riquier, the founder of Gamerging Solutions as well as The Johana Riquier Show is one of the new board members of The Global Game Jam® (GGJ). GGJ welcomes Johana alongside Kate Edwards, Sabrina Culyba, Ariella Lehrer and Felix Hilgert. 

GGJ is an international non-profit organization and the world’s largest game creation event that takes place around the globe.

The GGJ organization creates microgrant programs for game creators who wish to further develop their games, especially games that are centred on education or that incorporate learning themes.

During the Game jam, participants gather to develop ideas, form small groups, create new, creative, innovative games, and present them to their peers and the global community, all in a limited time frame.

Dr JC Lau, GGJ Board President said, “ We’re delighted to welcome our next cohort of members to the board of directors of the Global Game Jam organization. We have an extremely talented, engaged, and diverse group on the board, and I look forward to working together to leverage individual talents and expertise in empowering individuals worldwide to learn, experiment and create together through video games.”

Gamerging Solutions and The Johana Riquier brand are now on board to help build innovation and prioritize quality education, social impact and development in the gaming community. Congratulations to all new board members. The second season of The Johana Riquier Show is now available to watch and learn more about the African Games Industry.