Greg Anthony Lirio Ocampo is...
a game designer, software developer, sound designer, and event and project planner and organizer. He is supported by his skills in computer programming, sound design and synthesis, recording technologies, and his belief in teamwork and strong work ethic.
In 2018 and 2019, Greg worked as the lead sound designer and composer for MagiSpire - an original student-developed video game. MagiSpire is a competitive couch-multiplayer action game in which one player attempts to ascend a tower while the other player will throw down spells and traps to block progress. You can try the game on itch.io! magispiregame.itch.io/magispire
MagiSpire was selected as the 2019 Peer Choice Award recipient during the 2019 Games Showcase at the University of California, Santa Cruz. MagiSpire was also named as an honorable mention for the 2019 Capstone Production Award.
Malakas at Maganda (2019)
In 2019, Greg was one of the chairs for the 28th annual Pilipino Cultural Celebration for Bayanihan at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Titled malakas at maganda, or "strong and beautiful" in the Filipino language tagalog, the show focused on addressing the intersectionality of Filipino people and the LGBTQ+ community. Reina Mendoza, a college sophomore and student leader, struggles to navigate between the communities and responsibilities of being part of both the Filipino and the LGBTQ+ communities. She approaches the challenges of institutional, interpersonal, and internalized oppression that both of these communities face, and she begins to face the reality of what it means to practice allyship and advocacy. malakas at maganda shines a light on the injustices against the LGBTQ+ community and how they intersec with the traditional beliefs and historic struggles of Filipino people.
You can learn more about PCC 28 at Bayanihan's official website! bayanihanucsc.org/xxviii-malakas-at-maganda
The malakas at maganda banner was designed by Ella Apuntar for Bayanihan and the Pilipino Cultural Celebration.
Games with Greg: A Blog for Game History and Game Design (2020)
Greg manages and contributes a gaming blog for the discussion of history of games from technology to design practices, as well as game design and play theory. He hopes that it will promote safe and critical discussion of interactive media, as well as encourage fellow game developers to approach their products with care and excitement. Essays will also be converted into video format for YouTube over time!
Articles are published weekly! You can check it out here: glocampo.tumblr.com/