Joshua DeBonis is an award-winning game designer and President of BumbleBear. Joshua is a co-founder and organizer of NYC-Playtest. He has taught game design and development at Parsons the new School for Design and the NYU Game Center. Josh is particularly interested in creating games that provide a deep and meaningful experience in a short play time.
BumbleBear Games LLC is an independent game development studio founded by veteran game designers Nikita Mikros and Joshua DeBonis. Based in Brooklyn, NY, the duo has co-designed a number of new games for public spaces that blend physical and digital elements. Their hit 10-player arcade game Killer Queen (killerqueenarcade.com) has received numerous accolades including Indiecade’s Developers Choice award. The game continues to build communities at arcades across the country. Nik and Josh both teach game design at the School for Visual Arts and the NYU Game Center, respectively. Follow them at @bumblebeargames / @nmikros / @joshdebonis