Jacob Grove

Lead Program and Technical Game Designer (Zakumba:Episode Astraia)

Jacob is an undergraduate student at The Ohio State University. As the lead programmer for AfroDuck Studios, Jacob focuses his efforts into Game and Technical design for projects by the team.

Prior to being at AfroDuck, he has interned with Luxotten Retail and OSU’s College of Arts and Sciences IT department. One of his careers goals is to find new ways for artificial intelligence (AI) to explore the concept of engagement. Jacob is also involved with research in procedural generation at OSU and establishing joint game development programs between CCAD and OSU.

Fun Fact(s):

  • Jacob performs improv comedy with OSU’s Fishbowl Improv group

  • Jacob plays guitar and cajon

  • His favorite video game is the Dark Souls Trilogy

  • He enjoys cooking for his friends