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Jeremy Gibson Bond

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Jeremy Gibson Bond is a Professor of Practice teaching game design and development at Michigan State University. Since 2013, he has served the IndieCade independent game festival and conference as the Chair of Education and Advancement, where he co-chairs the IndieXchange summit each year. Jeremy is the founder of ExNinja Interactive and the author of Introduction to Game Design, Prototyping, and Development: From Concept to Playable Game in Unity and C#, a book on game design and prototyping using Unity that was released in the summer of 2014 and, since then, has consistently been one of the top-selling game design books and Unity development books on Amazon.com.

In 2013, Jeremy founded the company ExNinja Interactive, through which he develops his independent game projects.

Prior to joining the MSUGames faculty, Jeremy taught for three years as a lecturer in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor where he taught game design and software development. And, from 2009-2013, Jeremy was an Assistant Professor teaching game design for the Interactive Media and Games Division of the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, which was named the #1 game design school in North America throughout his tenure there.

Jeremy also apparently has the distinction of being the first person to ever teach game design in Costa Rica.

Research Interests:
Game design and development, emerging game hardware, independent games.

Awards, Honors and Recognitions:
IndieCade Official Selection, 2013 – My game Ranamor was featured at the IndieCade Night Games 2013. Ranamor is a gettinng-to-know-you game for many co-located players about frogs finding love in the urban evening (http://www.indiecade.com/2013/festival_nightgames/).

IndieCade E3 Showcase, 2012 – My game Coalesce was a part of the Showcase and featured in the Wired article “7 Indie Games That Rocked at E3″ (http://bit.ly/L434EK).

Game Developers Conference, 2011 – Top 50 Speakers

Game Developers Conference Online, 2010 – Fourth Highest-Rated Speaker

Skyrates – A sky-pirate MMO developed by my team in graduate school (http://skyrates.net)
     Gleemax Silver Award for Strategic Gaming, 2008 – Independent Game Festival
     Best Simulation Game Audience Award, 2008 – JayIsGames.com
     Best Simulation Game Editors Award, 2008 – JayIsGames.com

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