Gear Learning is part of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research in the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Education


Project Manager


  • C#
  • Unity3D
  • Modeling
  • Animation
  • Pipeline Design

My name is Greg Shives and I am the project manager for the Gear Learning team. I have spent the last 10 years making awesome games at many different levels of the industy. My early career was as a satellite engineer in the defense industry, but at the age of 30, I completed a degree in Computer Animation at Ringling School of Art. Upon graduation, I entered the AAA games space serving as a senior technical animator and later animation director with Activision. After five years and five titles, I left AAA to found my own independent game studio. There I would spend another five years honing my game dev skills at all levels of production. I am a jack of all trades, master of some and best described as a 3D technical generalist. Be it building pipelines, writing shaders, scripting gameplay, concepting levels, or fleshing out designs I love doing it all.


  • At Play in the Cosmos
  • Slingwitch
  • Singlularity
  • Wolfenstein
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3

Playing Now

  • Witcher 3
  • Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Terraria
  • Portal Knights


  • Legend of Zelda
  • River City Ransom (NES)
  • Old School Ppaer RPGs
  • Ambush!
  • Glory To Rome