2D Boy is an independent video game development company founded by Kyle Gabler and Ron Carmel, former Electronic Arts employees who left their jobs to form an independent development and production company.

They state that "their swanky San Francisco office is whichever free wi-fi coffee shop they wander into on a given day."


Kyle Gabler

Kyle Gabler is one of the guys behind the Experimental Gameplay Project, and recently a game designer and magic rapid prototyper with Maxis & EA.

Ron Carmel

Ron Carmel was previously a game developer with EA's pogo.com. Before that, he developed visual fx software and immersive haptic simulations.


Other people known to be associated with 2D Boy include:

  • Allan Blomquist (Wii port)
  • Paul Hubans (QA and Production associate)
  • Maks Verver (Linux port)