Brian Reynolds

Brian Reynolds

Chief Game Designer

Zynga Game Network

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!