Here at Mantis Digital Arts

We Make Games



What We Do 

Mantis Digital Arts is an independent game development studio based in Brookings, SD. With our small team of six, we have worked with our partners to create games and other innovative, interactive experiences from the ground up. We are always on the lookout for new partners who are interested in creating new ways for people to experience the world around them - in digital or physical form. Our expertise ranges from mobile and console games to virtual reality experiences and augmented reality installations.


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Have a question about one of our games? Interested in our game design or development services? Want to partner with us? Let us know!


We create

Interactive Experiences



Mantis Digital Arts exceeded our expectations with their performance and quick turnaround in designing and delivering well-crafted multiplayer games.
— Panasonic North America
Our ultimate goal was to connect grandparents and grandchildren through game play; Mantis Digital Arts skillfully succeeded in solving the issue at hand.
— Panasonic North America


Our History

Coy Yonce founded Mantis Digital Arts in 2012 with the goal of designing and publishing Buzz Whizz Bees, a game aimed at teaching kids about the benefit of bees to our environment. Since then, the team has increased in size and skill level all while working on projects ranging from a single game to projects delivering custom game engines with 30 games running on multiple gaming platforms.


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Brookings, SD

With a population of just over 22,000, Brookings is the fourth largest city in South Dakota. Brookings is home to several large companies, including DaktronicsBel Brands, Larson Manufacturing3M and Twin City Fan. The community offers a variety of attractions and entertainment. The Children's Museum of South Dakota provides an interactive playground for kids to learn, while the Dakota Nature Park is home to several recreational activities throughout the year. Brookings is filled with plenty of restaurants and gathering places to bring friends together, including numerous museums and galleries.