Éric Chahi (born October 21, 1967) is a French computer game designer and programmer best known as the creator of Another World (also known as Out of This World in North America), Heart of Darkness, and more recently Paper Beast.
In December 2012, his game Another World was added to collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art.
In November 2014, he made a 3D Interactive Lava Simulator for the Volcano Museum La Cité du Volcan on Réunion Island near Madagascar.
In 2016, he created the indie video game studio Pixel Reef in Montpellier, France to work on a new title Paper Beast, a title set to be released on PlayStation VR in 2019 and PlayStation 4 in 2020. This project came out of the work he did for the Réunion Volcano Museum while studying the island’s Piton de la Fournaise volcano for these simulations. Chahi started Pixel Reef, along with Sahy and two others after the museum project was finished to work on this game, and as of 2019, the team now numbers 16.