ABOUT FIFTH COLUMN GAMES

 

Andrew Marsh, Adam Lipski, and Mike Fahmie share a bond of friendship and passion for gaming that led to the conception of Fifth Column Games in 2011. Together they represent over 30 years in the industry and a wealth of expertise in nearly all aspects of game development. Fifth Column Games prides itself on crafting fun, meaningful experiences for others to enjoy while implementing new innovations within each game it creates.


 

Founders

 
Andrew Marsh

Andrew Marsh
Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Education:
BS Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA

Previously Shipped Titles:
Pawn Stars: The Game (Facebook), Mighty Pirates (Facebook), Happy Pets (Facebook), Restaurant Life (Facebook), Spin-It-Up Slots (Facebook), Know-It-All Trivia (Facebook), World War II (Facebook), MLB 2K9 (360/PS3), Iron Man (360/PS3), Gretzky NHL 2006 (PS2/PSP), Gretzky NHL 2005 (PS2/PSP)

Hometown:
Albany, CA

Favorite Games:
Star Control 2, Civilization, X-COM: UFO Defense, Dominion, Portal, Rock Band, Halo, and StarCraft

Andy has been in video games a really long time. He contributes heavily to design, but also to engineering, creative direction, and all the other, not-so-fun parts of running the studio. When not at work Andy is an accomplished trombonist, a competitive Dominion player, and he also has two cats who can defy gravity.




 
Adam Lipski

Adam Lipski
Founder, Chief Technology Officer

Education:
BS Computer Science from Princeton University, Princeton NJ

Previously Shipped Titles:
Happy Pets (Facebook), Happy Aquarium (Facebook), Restaurant Life (Facebook), Know-It-All-Trivia (Facebook), World War II (Facebook), High School Musical 3: Senior Year Dance! (Wii/360/PC/PS2), Tony Hawk Proving Ground (Wii/PS2), Godfather The Game (Mob Wars) (PSP), Gretzky NHL 2006 (PS2/PSP), Gretzky NHL 2005 (PS2/PSP)

Hometown:
San Francisco, CA

Favorite Games:
Halo, Dance Central, Rock Band, Destiny 2, Galaxy Trucker, Space Quest 2, Lode Runner

Adam is a driving force at Fifth Column Games, overseeing the development of the games and making sure nothing explodes in the process. He also has his hands in every aspect of the company from business development to finance to project management. Basically, if you’ve worked with Fifth Column, you’ve worked with Adam. He created a clone of the game “Quake” as a school project in college and has been hooked on making games ever since. He is passionate about creating games that bring others joy and loves being part of a company where he can express himself through his work. Adam is also an expert at all things Rock Band and his two favorite people in the world are his beautiful daughters, Maya and Solana.




 
Mike Fahmie

Mike Fahmie
Founder, Chief Operating Officer

Education:
BS Computer Engineering at University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz CA

Previously Shipped Titles:
Happy Island (Facebook/Mobile), High School Musical 3: Senior Year DANCE! (360/PS2/Wii/PC), Tony Hawk: Proving Ground (PS2/Wii), Superman Returns (DS/GBA)

Hometown:
Albany, CA

Favorite Games:
Star Control 2, Destiny, FTL, Space Chem, and Skyrim.

Mike is an optimistic cynic and a firm believer in the practice of do-more-with-less. He runs the studio with an eye for efficiency and quality, minimizing wasted cycles while preserving the integrity of the product. Mike also writes a webcomic called Virtual Shackles, fixes anything mechancial or electrical, bartends, beats everyone in the office at ping pong, and is never seen without a cup of coffee.