Bamn Studios, LLC was started in July 2014 by Jay Payne and Matt Ponton. The goal for Bamn Studios is to provide high-quality games to players. Both Jay and Matt have a long history in the gaming industry that they both hope will help bring new and exciting games to the public.


  • Jay Payne

    Chief Executive Officer - Creative Director

    Jay attended both the Maryland School of Art and Design and the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida before jumping into independent game development. His work has been featured in the city paper, the Baltimore Sun, and the Washington Post.

  • Matt Ponton

    President - Game Designer

    Matt has been a member of the video game industry for over five years. He has been credited for working on game series such as Fallout, The Elder Scrolls, and Dead or Alive. His preferred genre of choice would be action twitch-based games with a specific flavor for the Fighting Game genre with favored games such as Dead or Alive, Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, and Virtua Fighter. He has a passion for competition and has spent over ten years in helping organize video game tournament events across the country and the world. In his spare time he works on restoring arcade cabinets from the 1990s.

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