Philadelphia Students to Design Skyscraper-Size Video Games

Philadelphia Students to Design Skyscraper-Size Video Games December 9, 2015 Starting this winter, more than 100 middle-school students from Philadelphia schools and community groups will try their hand at being video game designers, with an opportunity to play their games on one of the biggest screens imaginable: a 29-story building covered with LEDs. Drexel University’s […]

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Why Drexel’s Frank Lee is involved in a televised athletic competition for veterans

Why Drexel’s Frank Lee is involved in a televised athletic competition for veterans Adding eSports to tonight’s Triumph Games is about making sure video games are accessible for everyone. “We have to think more about Universal Access,” Lee said.                                       […]

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Philly-Style ‘War of the Worlds’ in Line for Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge Funding

PHILLY-STYLE ‘WAR OF THE WORLDS’ IN LINE FOR BLOOMBERG PHILANTHROPIES PUBLIC ART CHALLENGE FUNDING December 22, 2014 War of the Worlds If selected for Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challege funding, a pair of Drexel professors will turn Philadelphia’s iconic public spaces into an interactive citywide game inspired by H.G. Wells’s science fiction classic “War of […]

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Drexel gets piece of $750K grant for video gaming curriculum

Nov 24, 2014, 8:00am EST By: Lauren Hertzler Staff Writer – Philadelphia Business Journal A new Discovered and Developed in PA ( D2PA) grant totaling $750,000, will help three state universities boost the local digital entertainment and video gaming industry. Drexel, Carnegie Mellon and Harrisburg universities will get $200,000 each to further their interactive media […]

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Drexel’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio Gets Boost From State Economic Development Grant

PHILADELPHIA (November 20, 2014) — Drexel University’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio (EGS) is on its way to becoming a proving ground for enterprising young game developers. As part of a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the studio, which was founded about two years ago by Frank Lee, PhD, an associate professor […]

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Video Game Developers Need Tax Breaks to Stay

Metro.us By Tommy Rowan Read the article here.  Ash Monif looks at Philadelphia and its tech scene and sees one glaring weakness: it’s the only major metropolitan American city without a major video game development studio. “And the reason is ironic because you have all of the right elements for this to become a technical […]

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Working to Make Philadelphia a Mobile-Gaming Hub

Philadelphia Inquirer Read the article Frank Lee has a big vision for Philadelphia, and only a hint of it will be visible at the right moments this weekend to those within eyeshot of the Cira Centre, the glass-skin skyscraper across from 30th Street Station. For the second year in a row, the Drexel University professor […]

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The Smartest People in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Magazine Read the article Gaming Guru Lee, 43, co-founder and co-director of Drexel’s renowned video-game design program,* plans to grow Philly into the Silicon Valley of ga­ming—not just by training future designers (“I tell freshmen that ga­ming is an ideal entry point into entrepreneurship”), but also by working with state legislators to give economic […]

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