George Kalmpourtzis
Principal Designer

George is a games designer, learning specialist, UX architect, book author and educator. He is also the founder of two indie studios: Playcompass Entertainment and Infinitivity Design Labs. George holds two BScs (one in education and one in computer engineering), a MSc in Advanced Information Systems and a PhD in Design Pedagogy and HCI. Coming from a diverse background, including both arts, education and engineering, George has been interested in creating intrinsically motivating experiences that have impact on their users. He has worked as game designer, UX designer, producer and studio manager in various indie European studios and has worked with ivy league institutions and international corporations for the design of native apps, games and learning platforms. George focuses on teaching experience design to teachers and students and the cognitive development benefits that arise from this process. Through an experimental procedure, he has formed several multi-disciplinary teams that are currently working on designing games that have an impact to local societies.

Education Games

Lecture at Hong Kong’s City University

By on June 2, 2018

I was recently invited to perform a lecture for the students of CityU’s School of Media.

It was an amazing experience and I want to thank the Dean, Richard Allen, and the faculty for their warm hospitality!

The subject of the lecture was about Educational Game Design, introducing faculty students in the world of games and education. The combination of the notions of gaming and education are not apparent to everyone. So, the point of the lecture was to explore the various possibilities that rise when games are introduced in education.


Hong Kong is an amazing city! Like any great metropolitan city, it never sleeps! There are various possibilities and things that constantly amaze and inspire the never-sleeping minds!