- Engage 2012
Brian will deliver the conference keynote address on February 15, 2011 at 9:30am.
A nineteen-year industry veteran, Brian Reynolds is recognized as one of the industry’s most talented and productive game designers. Honored by PC Gamer magazine as one of twenty-five “Game Gods,” Reynolds played a key role founding two successful videogame studios: Firaxis and Big Huge Games. Reynolds’ videogames have sold over 6 million copies worldwide, and he has masterminded the design of several smash hits including Civilization II®, Alpha Centauri®, and Rise of Nations®, as well as Catan® for Xbox360 Live Arcade.
Highly regarded as well for his mastery of the art of programming, Reynolds’ dual specialty gives him the substantial advantage of being able to bring his own visions to life – and he has built a reputation for finely tuned gameplay. As Chief Designer for Zynga, Brian now applies these talents to the rapidly growing world of social network games, and with his cohorts at “Zynga East” is hard at work on new social strategy games!
Just three years old, Zynga is the world’s largest social game developer with more than 360 million monthly active users and 65 million daily active users. The company makes social games that are free and accessible for everyone to play. Zynga’s games include FarmVille, FrontierVille, Mafia Wars, Zynga Poker, Café World, Treasure Isle, YoVille, FishVille and PetVille. Zynga games are available on Facebook, MySpace and the iPad and iPhone.