Ding YE 叶丁
gamevision / zing games
Zhang Ye and Ding Ye are brothers who graduated from Tsinghua University. They were pioneers of game development in China, and they started two game companies in the United States, GameVision and Zing Games. The phone games they developed were downloaded over 6 million times, and won lots of prizes in the field.
They are working on a new phone game with a subject about zombies and pinballs. Their goal is to publish it in 2016. They are also trying to explore the field of VR games
What was your first job, and how did it shape your life?
When I graduated from grad school, with a focus on computer art, I got a job at THQ, the fourth largest game developer in the world. My job was to make computer games. I was so lucky because my job was exactly what I learned in school.
What keeps you awake at night?
Designing games is a stressful job. A lot of times I stay up late and fall asleep immediately when my head touch the pillow. I do not have much time to think of life.
What books are currently on your bedside table?
I just finished reading JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. The book I read on the flight recently was Love in the Time of Cholera.
What was the last present you gave someone?
A series of characters from Doraemon toy, as a band.
What was the last present you received?
WeChat Red Pocket Money.
What’s your view on money?
There is a saying, “We can’t live without money, but money can’t create anything, either.”
What is an extraordinary place you have recently traveled to?
I rarely travel these days. My journeys all happen in games, like in Witcher3, where I accidentally entered the secret water palace underground.