Who am I?
Hi there! My name is Tobiah Zarlez. Formerly Tobiah Marks
I am a Game Evangelist at Microsoft.
I am a co-founder of a company called Yobonja.
I also run my own independent game company called PlayPerro.
Let me tell you a little about myself: First off, I’‘m a geek.
I am passionate for programming and game development. I love prototyping new game ideas and learning new tools and techniques. Unsurprisingly, I also enjoy playing games. Not just video and computer games either. I am an avid collector of board games, card games, and pen and paper RPGs. I’‘m always up for a game of Settlers of Catan, Werewolves, or perhaps a night of Dungeons and Dragons or Eclipse Phase. Some of my favorite digital games are The Walking Dead, the Half Life series, and World of Warcraft.
I love to go to live performances like improv shows, concerts, and even the opera. I also enjoy cooking, target shooting, and going to theme parks.
I’ve lived in the San Francisco Bay Area my whole life. I have two Bachelors of Science degrees from Cogswell Polytechnical College in Sunnyvale. One in Software Engineer, focus in Game Engineering. The other in Digital Art Engineering, focus in Game Design.
I started a second company in 2012 for my solo projects called PlayPerro.
In August 2013, I joined Microsoft as a Technical Evangelist.