Greg Lobanov '10

Greg is a Drexel graduate and indie game developer, who lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has been making video games since high school. While a student at Drexel’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Greg became the first student in the college’s history to hire himself for a required six-month internship. During this internship, through his own company called Dumb And Fat Games (http://www.dumbandfat.com/), Greg created Perfection, a puzzle-solving meditative game that went on to become the 2014 Philly Geek Awards Game of the Year. http://www.geekadelphia.com/tag/perfection/. 

After graduating from Drexel, Greg took a bike trip across the country. This experience was life-changing and became the inspiration for his new game called Wandersong. Following a successful Kickstarter Campaign, Greg produced the game in collaboration with composer Gordon McGladdery, whose company, A Shell in the Pit, creates sounds for games.

While in production, Wondersong has been featured at several top gaming shows and conferences, including Pax10, The MIX, and Penny Arcade Expo. In November 2017, Wandersong was signed by Nintendo, and in September 2018 it was released on Nintendo Switch as well as STEAM, PC, and Mac—a major achievement and a professional milestone for any independent game maker. 

Arts and New Media Director Ellen Fishman shared that Greg “recently worked with 11th grader Sam Miller on his Capstone project, which was an online game. Greg was wonderfully informative and gave great advice which propelled Sam into applying for summer study at NYU. Greg's the real deal, and he has been making games since he was a high school student!”

Although his time at CHA preceded the creation of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Greg embodies the initiative, innovation, and creativity that are so emblematic of the true entrepreneur. Congratulations and thank you, Greg, for serving as a role model for our future young entrepreneurs.

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