My name is Edmundo Ruiz and I develop entertainment software in San Francisco, CA.
During the day, I'm a game developer at Playfish where I explore the limits of making games for social networks like Facebook.
Previously, I was a game engineer at Schell Games where I researched, prototyped, developed, and managed various projects for different clients. These included interactive theme park attractions, Nintendo Wii and DS titles, Facebook games, and additional content for MMORPGs.
When I have some spare time, I test independent games. Some of these include Emerald City Confidential, The Blackwell Convergence, The Ben Jordan Series, Jolly Rover, Gesundheit!, and the iPhone/iPod version of OSMOS. In other words, I get to play these games before everyone else does!
For a while, I was a web developer and I still try to remain caught up with web standards. This page is HTML5 valid!
I have a Master's degree in Entertainment Technology from Carnegie Mellon University where I learned a lot about creating great experiences, interdisciplinary teamwork, game and interaction design, 3D modelling, and improv acting.
Prior to that, I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Arkansas where I also managed to get a Minor in Art and spent a lot of my time at the college television station (UATV) as a studio technical director.
Oh, and I speak Spanish, too!