Lual Mayen’s home work station is something akin to what you might see in a TV control room or a NASA command center. Surrounded by computer monitors, laptops and tablets, Mayen is putting the finishing touches on a video game that he’s been thinking about for years.
It’s a lifelong dream for Mayen, a dream so big that sometimes he’s worried he might still be sleeping.
“Sometimes I feel like this is not real. I feel like something might happen and I might find myself where I was yesterday.”
For a person in his mid-twenties, Mayen does not have the typical upbringing one would imagine for a modern-day video game designer. He grew up in a place where every day was a struggle for survival.