Senior Lecturer, Indie Game Development

Iain Lobb is an award-winning game developer, with a particular interest in systemic game design. Iain began his game development career by making Flash games in the early 2000s. As Head of Interactive for Bloc Media he won Webby, BIMA and Cannes Lions awards for creating hit online games such as The Osbournes, Stackopolis, Meta4orce and Zwok. 

With Flash’s demise on the horizon, in 2013 Iain began to focus on Unity engine, particularly for mobile game development, and has worked with a wide variety of studios including Mediatonic, EA, Endemol and Preloaded. In 2015 Iain worked with CBBC to design and develop The Dumping Ground: You’re The Boss, which was the UK’s most downloaded kids game and went on to win a BAFTA.

Iain has spoken on game design at international conferences, such as the Flash Gaming Summit at GDC, and began university lecturing in 2011. From 2018 to 2020 Iain was the award leader for BA(Hons) Game Arts and Design at the University of Plymouth. He is currently Senior Lecturer in Indie Game Development MA at Falmouth University.

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Year Qualification Awarding body
2020 Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice University of Plymouth
2003 BSc (Hons) Medialab Arts University of Plymouth


Areas of teaching

  • Game Business
  • Game Design
  • Game Programming
  • Level Design

Courses taught

  • MA Indie Game Development