More than games
We are old friends reunited under a common goal, to create UMBUKUU®, a way to make gaming about you. Gaming can be more than a way to spend free time, more than just a hobby. It can improve your creativity, logical thinking, and intelligence. That is our challenge, to improve yourself by just playing a game. Umbukuu is about friendship, memories, happiness, trust, ethics, loyalty...is about each one of us.
Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in sculpture. With a background of over 15 years in digital graphics and 8 years as graphic designer, i’ve joined the Umbukuu project as lead artist. I’ve always enjoyed video games and especially animation, and the artistic side of the entertainment business. The leap into game development and art direction came somehow natural. Being part of a small team, amongst friends, brings great artistic and creative liberty. We try our best to make everything together and we’re involved in every aspect of game development.
With a life long interest in Computer Science, video games and the way they’re built, my education took a natural path through a mathemathics-informatics oriented highscool and Computer Science bachelor’s studies. After five years of professional experience as a game developer in Romania and Germany, together with a group of old friends we decided to found our own company, making our own rules. That’s how Umbukuu was born, bringing education, experience in various fields and most importantly, friendship together, with a clear goal: “A way to make you happier!”.
I have always been fond of video games, and I have joined my old-time friends in founding Umbukuu. My experience in marketing, sales and business administration add value to our project of game development. The chemistry of making things amongst friends make our projects come together naturally, which creates an engaging working environment.
Technical education which started in high school with a mathematics and computer science focus and continues with Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in mechatronics, respectively artificial intelligence. After 9 years of experience in quality management in the German and international automotive industry, I decided to join old friends on a new adventure. The opportunity to work in a creative field, in a relaxed and natural environment, opened up exciting new paths. Umbukuu offers me the perfect mix between chaos, creativity, organization and world wide reach.