Seeking the arcane knowledge of creation, are we?
Thoughts that inspire us to action; the words and numbers which form the fabric and mechanisms of the worlds we visit?
Come, be welcome in this place...
I'm a game designer/programmer, with a strong love of music and indie games. Thoroughly invested in finding ways to bring joy to people through interactive media.
I have a BS (Computer Science) and an MFA (Digital Media and Design) from the University of Connecticut. I'm currently working as a game designer and programmer on the game Wildermyth, at Worldwalker Games.
I've mainly created games in Unity (C#) and Java, including a lot of work in VR and Source Control for most projects through GitHub.
Though I'm primarily a programmer, I also enjoy dabbling in music composition (Reaper, Logic Pro), and have some experience in Adobe Flash, Photoshop, and Premiere.
Game Development combines my love of music, storytelling, art, and programming to bring experiences to life.
Wildermyth is a party-based tactical strategy procedural storytelling RPG, written in a homebrew Java engine on top of the LibGDX Java framework. I'm one of two programmers on the small team, so I've worked on a bunch of different things:
Nova Swarm is a 1v4 local multiplayer VR space battle game. A maniacal AI ship (the VR player) with a powerful laser, rechargeable shield, and undying hatred of the human race faces off against an armada of humans (up to four players with standard XBox or similar controllers) piloting fragile but agile ships capable of using a variety of weapon and tactical item configurations. Not only that, but the ships are invisible when they’re not shooting. Grab four friends, or just face off against some CPU players. Either way, there will be tons of explosions.
This game is free to download on Itch.io. You'll need a VR headset + controller and (if you want to play against more than just AI) a gamepad for every other human player you have.
4 Players. 10 minigames. 1 screen. Play with controllers. Play with your phones. Play with your friends! Created by 5 students in a Multiplayer Game Design class at UConn, each student contributing two games.
For reference, I created the main game system (a lot of under-the-hood programming to do with setting scores and players), the connective game linking the other games together, and the two minigames "Turret Trouble" and "Windy Day".
(Playing with your phones isn't supported, we never got around to doing that)
The toys are getting rowdy! In MechaTeam, a cooperative multiplayer action game, you use your phone to look around and destroy every enemy you see. Three players are placed at different heights in the same mech, and must work together to destroy enemies. By pressing buttons simultaneously, players can swap weapons and make the mech turn. Though it can be played standing up, this game is most fun experienced in a spinning chair.
Luna is an aspiring scientist at her lab, and is excited to beta test her rocket wrists. However, when the Vitality Stone is stolen by a mysterious figure, it's up to her to get it back!
Hover is an independent game created by the two-person team of Patrick Belanger and Allie Falco, using Construct 2.
Over the years as a hobby, I've made quite a few instrumental songs, many which will never be finished (due to changing hardware and software, among other things), but that I still find joy in listening to. This album is a mishmosh of those songs, some more complete-sounding than others.
A cover of Hallelujah, written by Leonard Cohen, as made popular by Rufus Wainwright. All music performed by and edited in Logic Pro by Patrick Belanger. All video editing done in Adobe Premiere by Patrick Belanger.
Thanks to Ryan Glista for filming me!
Animation was where it all started for me. At this point, I mostly dabble, but still have strong feelings for the beauty of motion.
Things in Space was created by students in the Manchester Community Youth Art Initiative's Young Writers and Illustrators Project. Now in its third year, the program brings together high school writers, artists and translators to design, illustrate, and write a children’s picture book. This book, which was printed through generous funding from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, will be distributed to Manchester’s incoming 2017 Kindergarten class. Written in both Spanish and English, Things in Space hopes to encourage early childhood literacy for all.
Digital Layout and Animation by Patrick Belanger
The music video for an original song called "Go Back Inside" by Ryan Glista. Video created by and starring Patrick Belanger and Ryan Glista. All text created by Ryan, all particle effects created by Patrick.
A looped character animation, utilizing the Duik AE plugin.
If you're interested in commissions, have questions about something I do, or even just want to say hello, send me an email at email@example.com, or use this contact form.