Playing the feminist game – Anita Sarkeesian talks on gender in video game culture at ExCITe Center

  Playing the feminist game – Anita Sarkeesian talks on gender in video game culture at ExCITe Center February 25, 2016 by Nicolena Stiles In the world of video game journalism and review, there is one name that everyone knows: Anita Sarkeesian. She became famous in 2012, when she initiated a Kickstarter campaign to raise […]

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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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Year After Opening, Drexel Gaming Development Studio Sees Success

By Patricia Madej | on July 21, 2015 For Tim Day, a 2015 graduate of Drexel University, what started as a school project about two years ago quickly turned into a small game company, two apps available for purchase on the iOS App store and the Google Play store, and some cash. Sweet Roll Studio […]

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Starbright – Slingshot Through Space on Android

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See the winners of Drexel’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio Pitch Competition

By Albert Hong | on June 16, 2015 For Drexel’s first Entrepreneurial Game Studio Pitch Competition, student dev teams needed to present their mobile games’ ideas, mission, goals, customer definition, resources and more — all in 10 minutes. It’s certainly a daunting task, especially considering that for many of these students it’s the first time they’ve […]

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Dr. Frank Lee’s “War of the Worlds: Philadelphia” Vision

By Nicole Kline | on March 3, 2015 Dr. Frank Lee, associate professor at Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and former Geek of the Year, has some big ideas for the city. Lee, who set world records by playing Pong and Tetris on the Cira Centre, now wants to create a city-wide video […]

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A Drexel professor’s plan to turn Philadelphia into a national video gaming hub

  Article by Andrew Zaleski Published: 03/05/2015 Sitting inside a tiny lab in the back of a building on Market Street, the executive director of Drexel University’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio lays out his conundrum. “I feel like we create this fantastic program at Drexel,” says Frank Lee. “But for the students, if they want to […]

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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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PA universities net $750k state grant to grow local game industry

Gamasutra November 24, 2014 | By Alex Wawro Three Pennsylvanian universities have applied for and won a $750,000 “Discovered in PA” state grant to expand the state’s burgeoning video game and digital entertainment industry. The three institutions — Carnegie Mellon University, Harrisburg University and Drexel University — will each receive $200,000 in funding and join […]

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