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Marcieb (Mars) Balisacan

Marcieb (Mars) Balisacan

Marcieb (Mars) is a producer and game designer who has worked on game projects from mobile, casual, multiplayer to AAA titles. With a background in computer science and multimedia from the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines, and more than 15 years experience in the games industry, he has worked as a lead in technical, design, creative, and management roles for various game development startups. He has co-founded two game development studios from the Philippines and has managed teams in remote setups for various international studios for both outsourcing and IP development.

Mars also enjoys teaching and sharing his work experience, having conducted workshops, lectures, and contributed to a session at the Game Developers Conference in 2021. He has coached and managed teams that have built products that were recognized and awarded at various industry events. He believes that the success of a team comes from an effective collaboration of people who trust and understand each other's goals and capabilities.

At the CDM, Mars is continuing to build on his knowledge of digital design by joining outstanding individuals as they collectively examine the evolving landscape of creative and technical trends that define entire production pipelines and processes to build the products of the future.


Dec 2022 (Cohort 16)


  • Game Designer
  • Producer
  • Product Manager
  • Unity Programmer