Ichiro Lambe

Founder, Dejobaan Games

Ichiro is Founder and President of Dejobaan Games, LLC, an independent Boston-area game development studio. A 28-year industry veteran, he also advises VC-backed gaming startups, universities, and other industry organizations.

Most recently, he joined Valve's Steam Labs team to help create Steam Labs.

Latest Cool Stuff

Superhot, Grey Alien, and my studio, Dejobaan, co-developed short-form city builder T-Minus 30, released in 2021, to 93% positive player reviews on Steam and a 9 out of 10 on Techraptor.

At Valve, I helped establish Steam Labs, an exploratory projects initiative created to spin up experiments around the Steam platform, and invite the universe to play with them.

VC-backed fitness startup Liteboxer brought me in to consult on experience design for a physical, rhythm-based boxing title. I helped take the team from concept to their first showing at PAX East.

Published by Humble Bundle, Dejobaan launched strategy game 20 Minute Metropolis. I started this project by asking a question: What if I wanted to play a city builder on my lunch break?

Dejobaan's next project, Last Night on Planet Earth, is debuting at the 55th annual New York Film Festival. Scheduled for a 2022 launch, this is a full motion video (FMV) life simulator that focuses on modeling conversations.

MIT-based accelerator Play Labs brought me in to consult with their cohort of 13 startups throughout this past summer. The teams' work focused on “playful technologies,” including AR/VR, eSports, and machine learning in video games.



Gameography (1988-Present)

T-Minus 30 (2021)

20 Minute Metropolis (2019)

Tick Tock Bang Bang (2016)

Elegy for a Dead World (2014)

Drunken Robot Pornography (2014)

Monster Loves You (2013)

AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! (Force = Mass x Acceleration) (2012)

Portal 2 Alternate Reality Game (2011)

AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome (2011)

AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! - A Reckless Disregard for Gravity (2009)

The Wonderful End of the World (2008)

Inago Rage (2005)

Epidemic Groove (2005)

TapDown Two (2005)

BrainBop (2005)

Dejobaan BeBop (2002)

BlockHopper (2001)

QuadBlast (2001)

MixMatch (2001)

BrainForge (2001)

TapDown (2001)

MarbleZone (1999)

The Eternal City (1995)

Cyber Corps (1993)

Legends of Future Past (1993)

Final Frontier (1988)

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