Instructional Design Team Lead
AmeriSave Mortgage Corporation
Tales from the Trenches of Serious Game Development
Michael DiPonio has been a part of the games industry since 2000. A graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Michael spent a decade developing racing simulation software for publishers like EA Sports. Switching gears in 2011, he joined the mortgage industry, eventually gravitating to the training field, where things came full circle as he proposed, built and led a full time serious games development team for Detroit-based Quicken Loans. Michael now works for AmeriSave Mortgage Corporation as an Instructional Designer, working to elevate their training to the next level, while also looking to develop next gen software as part of his own studio, Ninja Penguin Interactive.