Rob Shillingsburg

Rice CS alumnus and game developer Rob Shillingsburg.

Rob Shillingsburg is an independent computer game developer, focused on browser-based massively multiplayer online (MMO) games. Rob’s interest lies in building large, ambitious projects with small, efficient teams, using technology to reduce the human labor costs normally associated with these games.

Rob received his computer science B.A. from Rice in 1992 and his Ph.D. from Princeton in 2004. He was a software engineer at Google from 2000 to 2005, and he co-created the Flash browser MMO Realm of the Mad God in 2009. He currently lives near Pittsburgh, PA, where he is working on a new browser MMO using C++ and WebAssembly.