BaltimoreGamer Presents: “Going All In” with Ben Walsh, Will Gee, and Ash Monif


Ben Walsh, Founder & CEO of Pure Bang Games

Walsh founded the company in 2010 and entered TU Incubator after tying for first place in its inaugural Business Plan Competition in 2011. More than 100,000 people have played Pure Bang Games’ first videogame, My Pet Rock on Facebook. The company is now focusing on mobile videogames, and recently released Deep Dive, which can be downloaded from iTunes and Google Play. Pure Bang Games is currently focusing full-time on its upcoming title M.U.D, an open-world exploration and survival game.

Twitter @BenjaminMWalsh | LinkedIn Benjamin Walsh


Will Gee, Founder & CEO of Balti Virtual

Will Gee got his start in the games industry in 1997 at Microprose Software. At Microprose, he worked his way from intern to lead programmer, contributing to titles including “European Air War”, “X-Com Enforcer”, and “Dungeons and Dragons: Heroes”. In 2003, he co-founded Digital Steamworks, a development studio that has built software for Fisher-Price, GE, DARPA, the NFL and many others. In 2015 he co-founded Balti Virtual, a development studio focused entirely on Virtual and Augmented reality applications.

Twitter @BaltiVitual | LinkedIn Will Gee


Ash Monif, Founder & CEO of Grimm Bros

Entrepreneur and Executive manager, Ash has worked at EA, Atari, Bioware/Pandemic, Subatomic Studios and Human Head Studios. An industry vetern with over 15 years experiance working on AAA titles such as The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age, The Sims 2 , and James Bond – Everything or Nothing. In 2012 he co-founded independent game studio Grimm Bros, which focuses on creating a modern IP franchise of twisted fairy tale inspired games.

Twitter @blackinvictus | LinkedIn Ash Monif


Gabriel Pendleton, Founder & EIC of BaltimoreGamer

Gabriel is a digital tech evangelist, game industry enthusiast, community builder, and people connector. He is credited in over 5+ shipped AAA and casino game titles. Gabriel is also the founder and Program Director of the BaltimoreGamer Labs@ETC, a co-working and incubation program for indie game developers.

Twitter @gabethegeek | LinkedIn Gabriel Pendleton


This event is pay what you can.

Food and Drinks will be provided.

Going All In is about game developers who took the risk of losing it all to dream big. You will hear stories of success, failure, and the chance to ask questions you need answered. If you’re thinking about Going All In, you will not want to miss this panel. Events made possible by a partnership between the Baltimore Game Lab and the Emerging Technology Centers. All content and material is owned and published by

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