Project Description

Zach Gage is a game designer, programmer, educator, and conceptual artist from New York City. He talks about what he has learned developing games based around cards and dice.

His work often explores the powerful intersection of systems and social dynamics, through both interrogating existing systems in digital spaces, and framing entirely new systems through games.

His work has been featured in several online and printed publications, including The New York Times, Art in America, The New York Times Magazine, EDGE Magazine,, Neural Magazine, New York Magazine, and Das Spiel und seine Grenzen (Springer Press).

In games, he is best known for SpellTower, Ridiculous Fishing, Sage Solitaire, and Lose/Lose.