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Creative Director / Studio Manager at Zachtronics

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Zach Barth Biography

Zachary "Zach" Barth is an indie video game designer who creates games under the company Zachtronics, which he co-founded. Barth is known for Infiniminer, which created the genre of procedurally generated block-based world deformation and building mechanics later used by games such as Minecraft, as well as creating engineering-based puzzle games.

Barth said that he started creating games early in his life, but only learned the required skills at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), where he joined the game development club.

Barth studied computer systems engineering and computer science at RPI. He was one of three students leading the interdisciplinary team of the CapAbility Games Research Project, a collaboration of RPI with the Center for Disability Services in Albany, New York. In 2008, the team produced Capable Shopper, a shopping simulation game for players with various degrees of disability.

His earlier, non-commercial, games included twenty that were published on his old website and "five good ones" which he transferred over to the new site. Four of these use Flash to make them cross-platform, in spite of Flash's "terrible" development environment. The other one is based on .NET for greater programming convenience. SpaceChem also used .NET, as Barth considers C# to be "the best language ever invented". For marketing reasons, Barth decided against XNA with its capability to cross-publish to Xbox 360, and switched to OpenGL, which allowed him to target the three operating systems required for inclusion in the Humble Indie Bundle.

Before SpaceChem was released, Zachtronics was known for creating the game genre set by Infiniminer. The gameplay mechanics and visuals that Barth conceptualized have subsequently become popular in many games.

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  • #332 – An Interview with Zach Barth of Zachtronics

    Welcome, Zach Barth of Zachtronics! Zach started and still runs a game studio that makes games for engineers, Zachtronics. Some of their popular titles are: Infiniminer, SpaceChem, TIS-100, Ruckingenur II, Shenzhen I/O...

  • My Chemical Romance: Zach Barth Interview

    SpaceChem isn’t simply the best indie game 2011’s seen so far, it’s one of the best puzzle games ever made. If you haven’t yet partaken of the demo or my review then you certainly should. The game is predominantly the work of one Zack Barth of Zachtronics Industries, who describes the outfit as such: “In the pursuit of clandestine R&D objectives, Zachtronics Industries accidentally...

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  • What topics does Zach Barth speak about?

    Zach Barth is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Disability.
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    Zach Barth generally travels from Seattle, WA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Zach Barth for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Zach Barth for your next private or corporate function.
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Zach Barth Biography

Zachary "Zach" Barth is an indie video game designer who creates games under the company Zachtronics, which he co-founded. Barth is known for Infiniminer, which created the genre of procedurally generated block-based world deformation and building mechanics later used by games such as Minecraft, as well as creating engineering-based puzzle games.

Barth said that he started creating games early in his life, but only learned the required skills at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), where he joined the game development club.

Barth studied computer systems engineering and computer science at RPI. He was one of three students leading the interdisciplinary team of the CapAbility Games Research Project, a collaboration of RPI with the Center for Disability Services in Albany, New York. In 2008, the team produced Capable Shopper, a shopping simulation game for players with various degrees of disability.

His earlier, non-commercial, games included twenty that were published on his old website and "five good ones" which he transferred over to the new site. Four of these use Flash to make them cross-platform, in spite of Flash's "terrible" development environment. The other one is based on .NET for greater programming convenience. SpaceChem also used .NET, as Barth considers C# to be "the best language ever invented". For marketing reasons, Barth decided against XNA with its capability to cross-publish to Xbox 360, and switched to OpenGL, which allowed him to target the three operating systems required for inclusion in the Humble Indie Bundle.

Before SpaceChem was released, Zachtronics was known for creating the game genre set by Infiniminer. The gameplay mechanics and visuals that Barth conceptualized have subsequently become popular in many games.

Zach Barth Videos

  • Zach Barth - Going from hobbyist game developer to commercial ...
  • Zach Barth: "Zachtronics: Ten Years of Terrible Games" | Talks at ...
  • Zach Barth - Makes a VR game in 17 minutes [Summit 2015 ...

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  • How do I book Zach Barth to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Zach Barth for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Zach Barth, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Zach Barth or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Zach Barth

    Speaking fees for Zach Barth, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Zach Barth are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Zach Barth, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Zach Barth speak about?

    Zach Barth is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Disability.
  • Where does Zach Barth travel from?

    Zach Barth generally travels from Seattle, WA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Zach Barth’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Zach Barth for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Zach Barth for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Zach Barth or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Zach Barth is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Zach Barth for your event is available upon request. Zach Barth generally travels from Seattle, WA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Robert and Brittany Bergquist, Tara D. Ellis, Maureen Zappala, Mekka Okereke and Lara Hogan. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Zach Barth for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Zach Barth Speaker Videos

  • Zach Barth - Going from hobbyist game developer to commercial ...
    Zach Barth: "Zachtronics: Ten Years of Terrible Games" | Talks at ...
  • Zach Barth - Makes a VR game in 17 minutes [Summit 2015 ...

Zach Barth News

  • #332 – An Interview with Zach Barth of Zachtronics

    Welcome, Zach Barth of Zachtronics! Zach started and still runs a game studio that makes games for engineers, Zachtronics. Some of their popular titles are: Infiniminer, SpaceChem, TIS-100, Ruckingenur II, Shenzhen I/O...

  • My Chemical Romance: Zach Barth Interview

    SpaceChem isn’t simply the best indie game 2011’s seen so far, it’s one of the best puzzle games ever made. If you haven’t yet partaken of the demo or my review then you certainly should. The game is predominantly the work of one Zack Barth of Zachtronics Industries, who describes the outfit as such: “In the pursuit of clandestine R&D objectives, Zachtronics Industries accidentally...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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