Speakers: Tim LeTourneau, Erin Reynolds, & Joe Unger
Time: Wednesday, March 13, 6-8pm
Location: USC’s Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts (RZC), Room 122
Tim LeTourneau, Chief Creative Officer
A 20 year veteran of Electronic Arts, Tim spent 13 years at Maxis. He worked as a producer on SimCity 3000 and the original version of The Sims. He then produced several of The Sims expansion packs, The Sims 2, and created MySims, eventually becoming GM of The Sims Studio. He joined Zynga in early 2011, and after launching FarmVille 2 was elevated to the CCO role to further the role of design at Zynga.
Erin Reynolds, Designer
Erin Reynolds is currently a Game Designer on the Poker Team at Zynga. She graduated from USC with a BA in Fine Arts in 2006 and, recently, from USC again with an MFA in Interactive Media in 2012. Having diverse experience in working on games for the past 10 years (publishing, development, academic, indie, and now social and mobile) she is passionate about and confident in the potential games have to empower, educate, and inspire players of all kinds and make the world a better, more playful place.
Joe Unger, Sr Game Designer
Joe Unger is a recent addition to the Zynga Design team and is currently leading Coasterville. With 15 years of experience he has worked across the scope of game development. Beginning as a writer on Pen & Paper RPGs and board games, Unger has developed games and design teams across PC, Console, Social and Mobile. Most recently he has lead the teams behind Sony’s Sorcery and 2K’s Borderlands 2 DLC: Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage