Learning languages is one of the most important challenges many of us face, whether accessing higher education, conducting business globally, or integrating into a new society as an immigrant. Usually language learning is scary, boring and hard, discouraging learners from believing they can follow through. Skylight Games' first app, Lyriko: Learn Languages with Music, makes learning fun, effective, convenient, and social, empowering independent learners everywhere to reach these goals.
Dan is the founder of Skylight Games, a social enterprise helping people of all ages fall in love with learning through games. He has designed games for learning for 13 years, and his work has been supported by the Gates, Hewlett, and Verizon foundations and the US Department of Education. Dan has also made games to teach math, science, and history.
Masako is a Producer at Skylight Games, coordinating translation, art, quality assurance, usability testing, video production, and Asian marketing. Before joining Skylight Games, she worked in Tokyo for five years making textbooks, games, toys and websites to teach math, science and morals. She has a passion for improving education for kids who don't have many learning opportunities, leading her to create learning tools for kids in developing countries throughout Asia.
Jon was born in United Kingdom, and he can speak English, a little French and Spanish. He’s been programming for 15 years, and made some casual, free-to-play slots, learning games. His strength is interpersonal communication, and getting people to work well together. His ideal working style is open office, detailed communications, agile project management. His dreams are sustainable energy, elimination of plastics and any "disposable" products, clean oceans, preservation of habitats and protection for endangered animals.
Navdeep was born in India, and he can speak English and Hindi. He has 9+ years experience in programming. He have worked on various kind of games, single player, multiplayer, player vs AI, strategy, puzzle, kids, fashion, tower defense etc. He’s always committed to work, trouble shooter, and learning new things, team player and carrying out always new thoughts with discussion. He’s always open to work in any kind of environment, his main motive is to feel proud my employer with his work. He dreams to learn new things, new technologies, so by that way i would always like to learn new things.
Amr was born in Egypt and he can speak Arabic and English. He has been programming 4 years, and he have made cardgame, maze and some unfinished platformers game. He likes solving problems and doing challenges. His favorite working style is playing pink floyd or 60s - 70s songs in high volume while coding. His dream is working on an AAA studio and create some cool robots!
Xabi holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of the Basque Country. He speaks Spanish & English. He’s programming for 11 years, and created several mobile games.
Zahava has been involved with song, art, and image selection as well as working with translators at Skylight Games. She has taught ages ranging from early childhood through HS for 30 years and has a BA in Anthropology from George Washington University.
Izumi is a Marketer, joined from Stilla Marketing. For the past 9 years, she worked in marketing and business development mainly in Asia including India, Indonesia and Japan. She holds a Bachelor of Laws from Sophia University in Japan.
Vahe is a web developer and designer who built this website from scratch. He has worked at different web companies mainly in Yerevan, Armenia. He likes hard-working, motivation and self confidence to be reached and succeed in every job!!!
And more! Thank you for musicians, translators, volunteers!!!