Eric Zimmerman


Eric Zimmerman has been working in the game industry for more than twelve years. He is the co-founder and CEO of Gamelab, a game development company based in New York City. Gamelab creates award-winning singleplayer and multiplayer online games for sites like,, Real Network’s Real1Arcade, and Microsoft’s Gaming Zone, including the hit downloadable game Diner Dash. Pre-Gamelab titles include SiSSYFiGHT 2000 and the PC title Gearheads. Eric has taught courses at MIT, New York University, and Parsons School of Design. He has lectured and published extensively about game design and game culture and is the co-author with Katie Salen of Rules of Play: Game Design Fundamentals (2004) and The Game Design Reader: A Rules of Play Anthology (2006), as well as the co-editor with Amy Scholder of RE:PLAY: Game Design and Game Culture (2004).


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