Tom Sloper



Tom Sloper has been a game producer and designer for over 30 years, having designed and produced games for most major console platforms from the 2600, 7800, and Vectrex on up to the Playstation, Xbox 360, Dreamcast, and DS, as well as games for PC, Mac, Internet, and IPTV. He's worked for Sega, Atari, Activision, and Yahoo.

Most well known for his work on the Shanghai series of mah jong tile-matching games, he produced many action games as well. His game credits also include Mechwarrior, Alien vs. Predator, Blast Chamber, Sargon V, Top Gun DS, and Star Trek DAC.

An author and speaker, he's contributed to several books on games and the industry (Secrets of the Game Business, Game Design Perspectives, Introduction to Game Development, Mah Jong Anyone?, Mah Jongg: The Art Of The Game, and The Red Dragon & The West Wind), and has spoken at GDC, Serious Games Summit, Montreal Game Summit, Korean Games Conference, SIGGRAPH, and the Smithsonian. He keeps current in the game industry consulting in game development internationally.


Office Hours
By appointment (send email)
Office Location
OHE 412
Email Address
sloper (at)
Phone Number
(213) 740-3916


Current Courses Teaching

ITP-4804Information Technology Internship

All Courses Taught

Not offered in Fall 2016
Not offered in Fall 2016
Not offered in Fall 2016

ITP-1012Introduction to Business Information Technologies
ITP-2304Video Game Quality Assurance
ITP-391a4Video Game Project Management I
ITP-391b2Video Game Project Management II
ITP-3932Video Game Design Documents
ITP-4704Information Technology Practicum