Rod Humble

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Rod Humble
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Humble in 2011
Born1 June 1964 (1964-06) (age 54)
OccupationChief Creative Officer of ToyTalk

Rod Humble (born 1 June 1964) is the former Chief Executive Officer of Second Life creator Linden Lab, Chief Creative Officer at ToyTalk[1] and former Executive Vice President for the EA Play label of the video game company Electronic Arts. He is the General Manager for the San Francisco studio of SGN (now Jam City, Inc).[2] He has been contributing to the development of games since 1990, and is recently best known for his work on the Electronic Arts titles, The Sims 2 and The Sims 3. Previously he worked at Sony Online where he worked on EverQuest and before that Virgin Interactive's SubSpace.

In his spare time, he continues to develop experimental games including The Marriage, Stars Over Half Moon Bay and Last Thoughts of the Aurochs. His work was shown and played at the SFMOMA in 2016.[3]

On 7 October 2008, a press release noted that Electronic Arts had promoted Humble to Executive Vice President and Head of The Sims Label of EA. In this role, Humble was to be responsible for The Sims Label, the developer and marketer of life-simulation games and online communities with an emphasis on creativity, community and humor.

A non-player character in The Sims 2 expansion pack, FreeTime, is based on Humble. He is seen delivering a gift to new home-owners, the gift always being a computer, the computer having a sneak preview of The Sims 3.

On 23 December 2010, Linden Lab, the creators and operators of the virtual world Second Life, announced that he would become their new CEO as of January 2011. On 24 January 2014, Humble announced on his Facebook account that he would be leaving Linden Lab to pursue founding a new company that will "make art, entertainment and unusual things!". On 29 January 2015, Humble announced his latest solo project Cults & Daggers, with his new company Chaphat.


  1. ^ "Rod Humble talks Sims, A.I., and his new work at ToyTalk - Kill Screen". 2015-08-12. Retrieved 2016-08-17.
  2. ^ "LinkedIn Profile".
  3. ^ "Play Testing with Rod Humble". SFMOMA. Retrieved 2016-08-17.

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