Ian Colin Graham Bell (born 31 October 1962 in Hatfield, Hertfordshire) is a game programmer, game designer and game producer. He is best known for co-developing, with David Braben, the computer game Elite (1984), which met with critical success.
He attended the independent St Albans School. He studied at Jesus College, Cambridge, graduating with a degree (1st) in Mathematics in 1985, and a Cambridge Diploma in Computer Science in 1986.
He was a speaker at the 2009 GameCity game festival.