Renaissance Man, Gamer extraordinaire and vociferous reader, Don Martin is at the helm of Beach Bum Games. Don Martin came up with the idea for this particular game while vacationing in the Caribbean. Astutely observing the motley crew of tourists all around him, while sipping himself a particularly ambitious rum-based cocktail, he observed that running a resort like this must be quite the challenge indeed. Thus was born the basic idea behind Beach Bum Games.
Aside from running the company itself and providing the vision for Beach Bum Games, Don Martin is also tasked with game design and quite a bit of the writing tasks (in tandem with his lovely wife Alla). He is also known to put on his headhunter cap from time to time and recruit the best talent in the video game industry to work on Beach Bum Games.
Beach Bum Games
Guido Arcella Diez
Sound Engineer and Original Score Composer
Guido is an award-winning game composer that has been scoring music for video games for more than a decade. He has been recognized internationally for his high-quality music delivery and leadership behind his music production.
Guido has been scoring more than 10 video games since 2010 for the SMU Guildhall Video Game Development Education School, while he studied composition with Dr. Xi Wang and Dr. Robert Frank at the Meadows School of the Arts.
In 2014, Guido won a scholarship to Berklee College of Music to pursue his masters degree in Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games, where he studied with video game composer Ben Houge (Tom Clancy EndWar, Arcanum, Half-Life) and award-winning film composer Lucio Godoy (Blackthorn, Agora, The Aura).
Moreover, Guido was sponsored from Berklee College of Music as the schools ambassador to attend the Game Development Conference in San Francisco (CA), which his score for the video game INUA won 1st place at the Intel Game Awards.