Eric Zimmerman is a game designer and Arts Professor at the NYU Game Center. He designs games on and off the computer that invent new forms of play. He was the co-founder of the NYC-based studio Gamelab. Eric’s videogame projects include Diner Dash and SiSSYFiGHT 2000. He has also designed tabletop games like the card game The Metagame (with Local No. 12) and the strategy boardgame Quantum. Eric is the co-author of Rules of Play and the Game Design Reader and co-founded The Institute of Play, a nonprofit that opened a school in NYC based on games and play as the model for learning.