Jared Slawski

This is Jared Slawski

Born an raised in the suburban midwest, Jared was a simple kid who spent most of his free time in the basement playing video games and getting scolded by his parents to go outside more.

During his high school years, he decided he wanted play a role in making the kinds of games future introverts like himself would play as children and look back on with great fondness.

This was his prime motivation as he studied Computer Science at the University of Michigan. Like many aspiring game devs, he foolishly assumed that making video games would be just as fun as playing them.

And so began his rapid spiral into madness and obsession.

Today, Jared is graduated and currently employed at Zynga, where he works on the Poker team in San Francisco. However, in his free time he still enjoys making his own games as personal projects.

  • University of Michigan, Bachelor's in Computer Science, minor in Japanese (2016)

  • Zynga, Software Engineer (2016-Present)

  • Experience with C#, C++, PHP, SQL, and more

  • 5 years combined professional and hobbyist game making experience

Personal Projects

Beautifully Unambiguous Long-Lasting Effervescent Tournament: Humongous Explosions Locked and Loaded

2-player competitive bullet hell game


Platformer about love, loss, and happiness


2d multiplayer battle-arena game

Metroid Redux

Classic metroid, reverse-engineered with bonus content

Fridge Fling

educational game about projectile physics


physics-based music generation toy


2d puzzle-platformer with constantly changing character avatars

In Memoriam

An archive of games and prototypes that didn't quite make the cut.