Lual Mayen: A Game Developer’s Inspirational Journey on October 11

The Strong News Release
One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY 14607 • 585-263-2700 •

September 18, 2019

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,

Noelle McElrath-Hart, 585-410-6325,

Lual Mayen:
A Game Developer’s Inspirational Journey
at The Strong® Museum
October 11

Delight in a presentation of Lual Mayen: A Game Developer’s Inspirational Journey at The Strong museum on Friday, October 11 at 1 p.m. Be inspired as Mayen talks about his life as a refugee in northern Uganda and how it led to his love of video games.

Lual Mayen

“Lual’s career is a wonderful example of a person using their skills for good,” says Cathy DeBellis, director of public programs. “He persevered through his life experiences as a refugee and channeled his passion for video games to create Salaam, a game that teaches peace and conflict resolution. We hope that guests and members attending this inspirational talk will leave filled with ideas on how to use their talents to help others in their community.”

Mayen is the founder of Junub Games, which utilizes gaming to build bridges between communities. In 2018, Mayen was named a Global Gaming Citizen at The Game Awards. He is currently working with Facebook to publish Salaam as an instant game.

This presentation is included with general museum admission fees. Programs underwritten in part by Delta Air Lines, the official airline of The Strong.



Museum Hours: Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

General Admission Fees (does not include admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden®): age 2 and older $16, under age 2 free, members free. Fees subject to change.

Admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden: General Admission fee plus $4 for members, $5 for nonmembers, under age 2 free. Fees subject to change.