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Hello and welcome to my website.

My name is Bob Bates and I started writing games for Infocom in 1986. In the 29 years since then I have credits on over 40 published titles as an Indie developer, game designer, programmer, producer, studio head, executive at a multi-national publisher, and independent consultant.

I have twice been elected Chair of the IGDA and have also published the bestselling book “
Game Design: The Art and Business of Creating Games.” In December of 2010 I became the Chief Creative Officer for the external studios of Zynga.

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