Phil Wilkes graduated from the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy in December 2013 with a Master's Degree in Interactive Entertainment. While at FIEA he produced several games that are highlighted on his website.The most notable of those projects is entitled Escherreal, which is a 3D/2D puzzle/platformer game set in the world of M.C. Escher. It was during the production of Escherreal that he acquired his Scrum Master Certification. He would go on to start a solo proprietorship called Blackrose Industries in April 2014 focused on Independent Game Development and Web Development.