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With expertise in Unity as a PC & console game developer and decades of business experience, James joined Unity Technologies in 2018 and is currently the Senior Technical Product Manager for Consoles R&D. James provides a clear objective understanding of how Unity is used in console development and drives positive change and innovation within the product.
After a successful 22 year career in senior technical leadership within the IT industry, James followed a lifelong dream of becoming a game developer. Self taught, James founded NerdRage Studios in 2016, with a focus on making retro inspired games for PC and Consoles. James solo created Jump Gunners in 2017 and is now working with a small team on the critically acclaimed Xenosis: Alien Infection, the Xbox showcased & Fig funded retro sci fi horror, which Rock Paper Shotgun awarded top 10 game of EGX 2019.
James is a diversity and inclusion champion & public speaker, and is devoted to helping other black game developers and marginalised groups reach their potential. James is the community lead for the black ERG at Unity, and is working to create an industry wide program that aims to address the underrepresentation of black people in the games industry.
James is also a multi award winning documentary photographer who has spent time living with remote tribes in Africa, and was a National Geographic finalist for Photographer of the year 3 times!