John Zinser is the CEO of the game company Alderac Entertainment Group. He used to be employed in the marketing business in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He got into the gaming business by marketing Jolly R. Blackburn's comic Knights of the Dinner Table. They formed a partnership and created Alderac Entertainment Group. He was inspired to create the game Tomb after touring castles in Europe with his wife when he took a trip to visit a bunch of European game distributors.