Eric Zimmerman is a game designer, writer and academic. He is the co-founder of Gamelab, an independent game development company known for the game DINER DASH. Since Gamelab closed in 2009, Eric has been exploring commercial and independent games in a variety of media. Eric has taught courses at MIT’s Comparative Media Studies Program, Parsons School of Design’s MFA in Digital Technologies Program, and SVA’s Designer as Author MFA Program. He is a founding faculty member at the NYU Game Center, where he currently works as a full-time professor.