Entrepeneurial Game Studio (EGS)
We create games
The Entrepreneurial Game Studio (EGS) at Drexel is a game development studio and publisher focused on developing the next generation of leaders in the mobile game industry. The EGS’s mission is to become a factory for mobile game startups, providing a safe and encouraging environment for students to develop and commercialize their games. Led by Dr. Frank Lee, the EGS is well known for its work in transforming the Cira Centre, a skyscraper in Philadelphia, into the “World’s Largest Architectural Video Game Display” in May 2013.
The EGS wants to encourage people to see physical spaces differently - by turning them into games! Known for their ambitious projects turning the Cira Centre skyscraper into a video game display, the EGS has programmed the lighting system of this skyscraper to make city-sized games of Pong and Tetris. Skyscraper Tetris (2014) garnered Lee national and international media attention, gaining over 2.2 billion media impressions worldwide.
The EGS is dedicated to teaching computer science through video game design. The EGS has also collaborated with TechGirlz to create a new game design program for women geared towards girls ages 11-15. They have also worked alongside the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania to create a interest girls in computer science through video game design.
Within the EGS, University students are given access to a supportive work environment to develop their games and strategies as they develop to ship publicly. To date, the EGS has supported the launch of four student-created games.