Eric Stein

I am an Associate Development Manager on the FIFA Gameplay Team at Electronic Arts, supporting our developers in bringing the best football video game in the world to life. I am also a Game Development Instructor at Trinity Western University, training the next generation of developers in the skills, ideas, and mentalities they will need to excel in the games industry and transform it for the better.

I have a background in academic game studies, focusing on the philosophy of games and play, gameplay dynamics, and narrative design. I got my start making analog games, self-publishing roleplaying game zines on itch.io, and running two successful crowdfunding campaigns for Kickstarter's Zine Quest. This led to me teaching game design and development and serving as a project manager for student projects.

I am passionate about the intersection of industry and education, and care deeply about the labour that goes into making the interactive entertainment that I love. It takes an enormous amount of talent and effort to make a video game, and getting to collaborate with a team of amazing people to that end is an incredible privilege.


Curriculum Vitae

Employment

Associate Development Manager 2021-08-09/
Electronic Arts

Game Development Instructor 2020-01-07/
Trinity Western University

Team Leader of Learning 2019-02-17/2020-01-01
Mountain Equipment Co-op

Manager on Duty 2018-09-01/2019-02-16
Mountain Equipment Co-op

Community Educator 2017-12-18/2018-08-31
Mountain Equipment Co-op

Research Assistant 2017-07-01/2018-08-30
Trinity Western University

Visiting Scholar 2017-08-30/2017-12-08
Boston College

Teaching Assistant 2016-09-01/2017-08-30
Trinity Western University

Learning Coach 2016-09-01/2017-04-30
Trinity Western University

Product Specialist 2015-11-20/2016-09-17
Mountain Equipment Co-op

Research Assistant 2014-09-01/2014-04-30
Simon Fraser University


Education

MA Humanities 2016-09-01/2018-09-30
Trinity Western University

BA (Hons) English 2010-09-01/2016-06-01
Simon Fraser University

Certificate in Creative Writing 2010-09-01/2016-06-01
Simon Fraser University


Certifications

CAPM 2021-08-02/
Project Management Institute


Memberships

Intl. Game Developers Association 2021-08-09/
Project Management Institute 2021-06-21/
Canadian Game Studies Assocation 2020-01-14/


Directory

Academia twu.academia.edu/steinea
Bookwyrm bookwyrm.social/@steinea
Cohost cohost.org/steinea
Google Scholar scholar.google.com/7qubWGsAAAAJ
Github github.com/steinea
HCommons hcommons.org/members/steinea
HSS Commons hsscommons.ca/members/1174
itch.io vagrantludology.itch.io
Keybase keybase.io/steinea
Kickstarter kickstarter.com/profile/vagrantludology
LinkedIn linkedin.com/in/steinea
Mastodon assemblag.es/@steinea
ORCID 0000-0003-4131-2695
PGP B5B0 AA7E D450 9C8B
PMI projectmanagement.com/profile/steinea
ResearchGate researchgate.net/profile/eric-stein-4
Twitter twitter.com/steinea
TWU twu.ca/profile/eric-stein
Zotero zotero.org/steinea