A little Bit

About us

Drinkbox Studios Inc. is a Canadian video game developer based in Toronto. The company was founded in April 2008 by Chris Harvey, Ryan MacLean and Graham Smith, three programmers previously employed by Pseudo Interactive, which closed earlier that year. Drinkbox is best known for the Guacamelee! series of games.

Graham Smith

Co-Founder & Producer

Starting as a programmer at Pseudo Interactive and Silicon Knights, Graham co-founded Drinkbox, and now works as a Producer. Graham loves all kinds of games, but is completely disinterested in televised sports. (He still watches though because his wife makes him)

Chris Harvey

Co-Founder & Technical Lead

Chris Harvey is a Co-Founder and the Technical Director of Drinkbox Studios. He spends much of his time tackling difficult technical problems, and has ported the Drinkbox engine to over a dozen different platforms over the years. Chris is a Gemini, which implies that he's a social butterfly, but ACTUALLY means that zodiac astrological signs cannot accurately predict someone's personality

Ryan MacLean

Co-Founder & Producer

Ryan is one of the co-founders of Drinkbox and has been making games professionally for 20+ years. Lately he tends to find himself involved in usually-messy meetings re: narrative, music, bizdev, production and/or marketing. He put off writing this bio for as long as possible...

Augusto 'Cuxo' Quijano

Concept Lead

Cuxo is the Concept Lead at Drinkbox, likes drawing characters, making up stories, and eating tacos. He gets to do 2 out of those 3 things most days!

Michael Fattori


Michael is a programmer at Drinkbox, working on audio, gameplay logic, abilities, and all sorts of stuff. They're really into Dragonball FighterZ, so don't get them started unless you want an earful about Adult Gohan's SICK LEG LOOPS!

Steph Goulet

Art Director

Steph is Drinkbox’s Art Director and resident bad pun enthusiast (no, he’s not a dad... unless 6 cats count?) When he’s not busy making our games purdy, he can be found chainsaw carving in his backyard which is a perfectly normal hobby that perfectly normal people do...

Gabby DaRienzo

Senior Artist

Gabby is a Senior Artist at Drinkbox, creating environment art, designing UI/UX, and making marketing assets for our new game. She loves watching horror movies and baking, and her lifelong dream is to be one of those scary old ladies who lives in a haunted house.

Mauricio Castano


Mauricio is an artist at Drinkbox who's currently making animations for our new game. He wishes Mario Kart was an Olympic sport and hopes clumsiness one day can be considered a super power so he can join the Justice League

Matheus Meneguette


Matheus is an artist and animator at Drinkbox. He enjoys playing video games and is addicted to movies (especially suspense and horror) and loves making new costumes for Guacamelee whenever possible! His only wish is to keep making games that other people will enjoy playing as much as he enjoys creating them

Penelope Mayers

Bookkeeper & Office Manager

Penelope is the bookkeeper and Everything Office Related person at Drinkbox. She loves cooking and going to the beach (even though she's allergic to the sun)

Ian Campbell

Lead Designer

Ian is the Lead Designer at Drinkbox. He's into baking, biking, bowling, and bvideo games -- especially action games, arcade games, and Smash Bros. His greatest dream is to lean how to make the perfect Tom Yum soup

Cass King


Cass is a designer at Drinkbox who's on an endless mission to play all the video/boardgames in his backlog. Boardgame cafes are his happy place. Currently in a long distance relationship with his Cat

Steele Xia


Steele is a game designer who works on many different parts of our new game. He is hard-working, never slacks off, is an insanely nice guy, and also VERY humble. Of course he did not write this bio himself because he's too busy getting his work done and he never trolls

Daniel Korn

Senior QA Tester & Assistant Producer

Daniel is a Senior Tester and Assistant Producer at Drinkbox. When he's not investigating bugs like some sort of tech Poirot, he likes drums, fighting games, model kits, and thinking way too much about Dragon Ball

Kyle Hunter

Programmer & QA Intern

Kyle is a Programmer & QA Tester with a passion for problem solving and an equal interest in testing his sanity by trying to understand every part of an equation. To (somewhat) regain a balance, he would either swing a giant axe against wyverns in Monster Hunter, or deliver pizzas & connect people in Death Stranding

Josh Davis

QA Tester & Assistant Producer

This is Josh, he’s a QA tester at Drinkbox. …or is he? Are any of us really, truly Josh? You should never judge a Josh by its cover. You know what they say: No pain... no Josh.
Josh also likes boardgames and gardening!

Igor Hatakeyama

QA Tester

Igor is a QA Tester who loves to make his own games on his spare time. He also enjoys fishing, cooking and playing instruments, mostly drums and bass. His dearest memory is partying with Suda51 once

Jace Hijazi

QA Tester

QA extraordinaire/game dev generalist Jace is on the hunt for bugs! In his spare time he can be found at a local punk show, playing too many video games, doing pixel art, or scouring the darkest corners of the internet for some obscure new electronic music genre that only 15 people have heard of. He sings (screams) in a band sometimes, loves horror and arthouse films, writes media reviews, will most likely beat you at Smash Bros, and is definitely the best person to ask for music recommendations.

Vladimir Vatsurin

QA Tester

"Well, well, well" says Vlad to himself each time prior to yet another bug hunting session, working as QA Tester. Coming from an industrial city near Ural Mountains in Russia, Vlad have always been seeking for information. How to speak with computers? Will there be Spore 2? Is Josh the Josh? Are Transformers real? One thing he knows for sure... the best is yet to come!



We’re always on look out for new talent to join our expanding team. Why not take a look at our careers page for more info...



Senior Programmer