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 game industry. The EGS’s mission is to become a factory for game startups, providing a safe and encouraging environment for students to develop and commercialize their games. 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. The EGS has supported the release of six student games, and is currently supporting nine student companies in their development.
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. This project involved programming the lighting system of the Cira Centre 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, and has 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 interest girls in computer science through video game design, and are currently piloting a professional development program to bring computer science learning to schools in the Philadelphia area.