On Cheating: An Interview

“The fascinating thing about cheating is that the cheat is not the player that knocks all the chess pieces off the table. That’s a spoilsport.”

Game designer Eric Zimmerman talks about why cheaters are a sign of a well-designed game.

Read the transcript.

About Eric Zimmerman

Eric Zimmerman is a game designer and co-founder of the game studio Gamelab, game design collective Local No. 12, and The Institute of Play. He is a founding faculty and Arts Professor at the New York University Game Center in the Tisch School of the Arts. His book, Rules of Play (with Katie Salen), was published in 2003.