Independent Creator of Play
My name is Ben Wander. I'm a designer, writer, engineer, and teacher with over a decade of industry experience at studios like BioWare and Visceral Games. In 2015, I left AAA to make games independently, searching for new types of interactive experiences to discover.
In 2018, I released A Case of Distrust, a critically acclaimed narrative mystery from 1924 San Francsico. It was a mostly solo project, and I kept a rigorous weekly devlog while making it.
I've since expanded the team into The Wandering Band. We launched Airborne Kingdom in 2020, a BAFTA-nominated blend of city builder and exploration. We’re currently adding more content to the game before we pivot to our next adventure.
I also teach the Game Capstone at the University of Denver's Game Development program within the Richie School of Engineering and Computer Science.