Nis was one of the first volunteers of not just Level One Jam,
but many organizations around ITU during his time as a student.
He helped organize Global Game Jam before Level One Jam became a
thing and helped organize and host almost all game development related events at ITU.
As with any other events, that was something Nis was proud of. So proud in fact, that
even despite the fact that Nis was no longer a student when we started Level One Jam,
he still was one of the first people to sign up and help us out. That was something he
continued until the end of his life. Nis was key in developing content for marketing and
the website and his knowledge and insight was comforting for the newcomers when it came to
understanding what the jam was all about:
Having fun while helping, learn from each other and be as inclusive as possible.
One of his great passions was enabling everyone to play games.
We easily take for granted our ability to mash buttons at quick-time events
or differentiate friends from foes in an online game. Nis cared a lot about
accessibility and tools to allow everyone to play games they never otherwise could play.
Hardware or even the smallest feature in software can have a huge impact for someone else.
We at Level One Jam recommend the following sources such as
to learn more about accessibility in games.
Nis left an impact on us and the jam and we hope to make him proud of what we have accomplished.
Despite a year of being spread apart, we want to continue and keep hosting Level One Jam. For everyone.
Thank you for everything.