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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Drexel, two other Pa. schools get $750K to grow state’s video game industry

By Juliana Reyes Drexel will use the state funding to expand its Entrepreneurial Game Studio. Drexel’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio is getting a boost from the state. Drexel is one of three Pennsylvania universities receiving a total of $750,000 from Harrisburg to bolster the state’s video game industry. Carnegie Mellon University and Harrisburg University of Science […]

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Video game developers, universities pushing the right buttons

PUBLISHED : November 23, 2014 By: Tommy Rowan Video game developers in Philadelphia are powering up. On Thursday the state announced that three universities, including Drexel University, will receive a total of $750,000 – that means $200,000 per university to help more fully develop video game design students and to grow the industry statewide, and […]

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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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