Ichiro is Founder and President of Dejobaan Games, LLC, an independent Boston-area game development studio. He’s worked in the industry since 1992, co-founding Worlds Apart Productions (later Sony Online Entertainment Denver) in 1995. He’s an IGF Nuovo Juror and lightly advises the Indie Megabooth.

He has a tiny cameo in Fallout 4 as an evil scientist.




worcester-polytechnic-institute2 Advisor, Interactive Media & Game Design
logo_pink Advisor, Indie MEGABOOTH
execution-labs Mentor, Execution Labs
igf_logo IGF Nuovo award juror. Artistic!
Industry Mentor, Becker Live Studio
Industry Mentor, Fitchburg Game Studio



Keynote (FIG Talks)

The Boston Indie Community (BFIG)

United We Win: Lessons Learned from Collaborating and Coworking Around the World
Monster Loves You! Post Mortem

Indie Game Development (Panel)

Everything There Is to Know About Creating and Publishing a Game

Digital Gaming & Digital Worlds: Not your father’s Commodore 64

Keynote (IndieCamp @ Université du Québec à Chicoutimi)
I’ll Show You Mine if You Show Me Yours! (Panel)
Marketing and Branding Games in a Digital Age (Sloan Business in Gaming)

State of Play: The Thriving Game Industry in MA (NE Games SIG)

Iteration and Prototyping (Panel, MIT Gambit)

Indies Will Shoot You in the Knees (Panel, MIT Gambit)

From AAA to Indie: Three Start-Up Stories
First Steps: Starting as an Independent Game Developer
Hope, Doubt, and the Light at the End of the Tunnel: The Struggles of Indie Development

The Altar of Monetization

This (Boston) Indie Life: From Breaking In to Making It

Hope, Doubt, and the Light at the End of the Tunnel: The Struggles of Indie Development

Start Your Own Damned Company

Just Because You Have an Idea…

Push Button, Generate Universe: Strategies in Procedural Content Generation
Running a Successful Indie Game Development Studio in Sunny, Delicious Boston
BiG Expo: Starting an Indie Studio
The 4096 secrets of the game development industry (Master Class)

Iterating on a Portfolio (Master Class)

Make the Most :) Game in the Whole World!

AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! to ooo! ooO! oOO! OOO! — Dejobaan’s Next Project



2016 Tick Tock Bang Bang (Windows)
2014 Elegy for a Dead World (Windows, Mac, Linux)
2014 Drunken Robot Pornography (PC, Mac, Linux, SteamOS)
2013 _ Drop That Beat Like an Ugly Baby (Multi), Monster Loves You (PC, Mobile)
2012  AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! (Force = Mass x Acceleration) (iPhone/iPad)
Portal 2 ARG, AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome (PC, Mac)
2009 AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! — A Reckless Disregard for Gravity (PC)
2008 The Wonderful End of the World (PC)
2005 Inago Rage (PC), Epidemic Groove (PC), TapDown Two (Palm, Pocket PC)
2004  BrainBop (Palm)
2002  Dejobaan BeBop (Palm)
2001  BlockHopper, QuadBlast, MixMatch, BrainForge (Palm)
2000 TapDown (Palm)
1999  MarbleZone (PC)
1995 The Eternal City (Multi)
1993 Cyber Corps, Legends of Future Past (PC)
1988 Final Frontier for (Atari ST)