About Arcanium Studios

Arcanium Studios is an independent game development studio founded in the heart of Egypt. Our journey began in 2018 with a quest to bring fantasy packed gaming experiences to mobile phones. We build games with a vision of blending fantasy and realism and we are dedicated to creating games and immersive worlds that bring players closer together.

Meet the Team

Sara Elaraby

Sara Elaraby

  • Art
  • Director
  • Half Mermaid

Sara grew up constantly imagining new worlds, making up characters in her head, and always playing and dreaming instead of doing her math homework. Fairytales and stories have always been her hobby, until she entered a character design competition for ‘SilkRoad Online’ and won, helping her realize she could make an entire career out of it. Game design was her stepping stone into bringing her dreams to life, and has been obsessed with it ever since.

She received a dual bachelors in Game Design at the Savannah College of Art and Design, and Mass Communication from the American University in Cairo, before moving on to receive a diploma in Industrial Design and Concept Art from the Feng Zhu Design School.

Her persistence, strive for perfection, and focus can keep her in front of the drawing board for hours on end - sometimes to the point where you’d think she stopped blinking. But at the end, she comes up with a seamless integration of art and beauty into everyday life, making dreams into a reality we all get to experience.

Amr Moheb

Amr Moheb

  • Engineering
  • Game Development
  • Master of Chill

Amr has always loved programming, but he’s always loved having fun even more. His first try at bringing his creations to life started with working on embedded systems and robotics, but that took a hard turn when he discovered Augmented and Virtual Reality. At that point he decided he’ll invest his genius into creating virtual worlds that he and everyone around him can enjoy. Amr studied Computer Engineering at Helwan University where he spent a lot of time in the lecture halls but spent even longer hours self-learning game engines and game design concepts. Oh, did we mention he’s the “Master of Chill”? Nothing can phase this guy.

Rehab Salem

Rehab Salem

  • Art
  • Character Animation & Rigging
  • Minion Lover

Rehab has been in love with cartoons and animated movies her whole life. What brings her the most joy watching them are the fine details in the animations and how people can make pictures and models so lifelike. This drove her into wanting to create and bring to life her own characters. After getting a degree in business administration (boring) she started her career in graphic design and 2D character art, then decided to learn Maya & 3D Max to try her hand at 3D animations. She’s eventually had a chance to work on major Arabic cartoons such as Bakkar and Essam and the Lamp. Rehab is very observant and likes to watch people's reactions and expressions regularly for inspiration. You can also find her jumping around and doing random poses in a room by herself to use herself as a reference in her work. So you know for a fact she loves her craft.

Marwan Ayyad

Marwan Ayyad

  • Engineering
  • Game Development
  • High score Breaker

He freaking loves games. You think you know a hardcore gamer? You haven't met Marwan. He decided he wants to raise the bar in game development in Egypt so found himself on the path to game development early on. Being a creative thinker and always fantasizing as a child, he decided to bring his ideas to life. His drive comes from seeing the satisfaction and reactions on people’s faces when they experience any of his creations.

Marwan Studied information technology in Cairo and when he realized it was too boring, he decided to take advanced programming courses which led him to web development, mobile development, and then finally mobile game development. His love for his craft keeps him up at night thinking of how to enhance user experiences. You’ll always find him coming up with new ideas and learning new technologies & tools daily. What’s even better is he loves to spread that knowledge everywhere he goes!

Sherif Badwy

Sherif Badwy

  • Operations
  • Production
  • King of the Hill

Born in Egypt and raised by globetrotting parents, Sherif was exposed to different cultures early on. He was always fascinated by the similarities in seemingly opposite cultures and wondering why people do the things they do. Sherif received a BS in Marketing at the Arab Open University in Cairo but did most of his learning doing odd jobs - from selling cars, to selling furniture, to selling fish! He’s been an intense gamer since his neighbor traded her PlayStation 1 with him for his pogo stick! Since then he’s played almost every PlayStation game out there. You can find him literally everywhere except for his desk.