Steve Bocska is currently the founding President of Pug Pharm Productions Inc., a startup in Vancouver focusing purely on social networking online games. He has over 10 years of direct experience in the video game industry, having worked for Disney Interactive, Black Box (E.A.), and Radical Entertainment in roles as lead designer, producer, and executive producer. In 2006, he became the founding President and CEO of Hothead Games, winner of the Canadian New Media Association’s award for “Most Promising New Company of 2007.”
Steve has a B.A. (Honours), M.A. (Planning), and an M.B.A. (Entrepreneurship). He has spoken at a variety of video game industry events, including Game Developer’s Conference (San Jose, California), South by Southwest (Austin, Texas), Vancouver International Game Summit, VIDFEST, Banff New Media Festival, GameON Finance (Toronto, Ontario), Merging+Media, Game Developer’s Conference Canada, Canada Games Conference, and several others.