Tommy Karl Palm, one of the men behind popular gaming app Candy Crush Saga and Games Guru of King.com has arrived in Nepal and is all set to mentor and inspire 150 teams participating in Ncell App Camp – the biggest app challenge of the country.
Palm is scheduled to address one of the capacity building seminars of Ncell App Camp on November 15 as a guest speaker. He will share his personal experiences and guide the contestants on themes like mobile app development, entrepreneurship, skills that the teams should hone for successful start-ups and business development.
“As Ncell App Camp is aimed at unleashing the country’s digital potential and making Nepalis youngsters part of the worldwide mobile application industry, mentorship by renowned personalities like Palm will provide the participants invaluable insights and exposure,” said Sanju Koirala, corporate communication director of Ncell.
Palm is considered one of the most inspiring personalities in global mobile app industry and attributed for huge success of Candy Crush Saga that has over 100 million downloads and daily revenue of US$ 500,000. He started programming games for Commodore 64 back in 1986 as a hobby until he founded Jadestone AB in 1999. Ever since then he has been working as a concept creator and game designer on more than 20 game titles.
During the twelve years of developing mobile games, his team has been awarded with ten prizes and numerous nominations. In 2009 Palm, along with his friend, spawned Jadestones Mobile department into a new company Fabrication Games. In 2012, it was acquired by King.com.
Tommy enjoys teaching in his spare time, writes articles and is a regular speaker at conferences. He holds lectures at The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and has been a member of the jury for IGF Mobile, Nokia Innovation Challenge and Swedish Game Awards.