Zhan YE 叶展
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?
My first job was working as a UX designer at a pioneer VR (Virtual Reality) startup company. This startup company was so generous, and they provided new employees condos as temporary housing, with additional half-month vacation. During my vacation, this company went bankrupt. I haven’t even stepped into the office the first time. Fortunately, the company gave me a flight ticket to go back to Chicago, and a paycheck for first month salary.
When do you feel most free?
When I am on a business trip, I always visit local museums to see the masterpieces.
What is an extraordinary place you have recently traveled to?
Beijing Xifa Hai temple murals. I stayed in Beijing for 20 years, but I visited there the first time during my vacation last year. I held the flashlight and stepped in the temple. The view was extraordinary. I can’t describe it in words.