Patrick Belanger is creating Video Games that are Quirky, Unique, and Compelling
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Oh, Hi There! 

Welcome to my Patreon page!

Thanks for being here! You're amazing and I love you.
Let's get the formalities out of the way. My name is Patrick Belanger. I'm a game designer with a BS in Computer Science (from UConn) and an MFA in Game Design (also from UConn), and I love making games.

Oh cool, I like games! What kinds do you make?

I'm not entirely sure! I'm still discovering my love for many different genres and ideas, but in general, all of my games are going to strive to be
  • Engaging - Because why would you play a game that doesn't keep your interest?
  • Quirky - Because I want to make games that stand out; there's an infinitude of untapped game idea potential out there, and sticking to a tired old formula when designing a game just doesn't feel right to me.
  • Thoughtful - Because games are a compelling medium, and can be used for the greater good, if only in little ways.
  • Inclusive - Because the game industry is dominated by white heterosexual male protagonists, and it's honestly a pain that there isn't a greater representation of orientations, genders and lifestyle choices. (Note: I am a heterosexual white male.)

What's Patreon?

Patreon is a site used for giving money directly to the creators of the content you love, thus giving them the financial support to continue doing what they love: making that content.

What does my money go toward?

Hardware, software, and hours of my life spent on the amazing world that is game development. I'm also currently working another game design job, so sometimes I might need to take a break from developing these games, and I won't take any of your money for those months.

So what's your current project?

Here, I'll just give you the pitch.

Nova Swarm

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.

You may have noticed that the words Nova Swarm above are a link, and that link leads you to a page where you can download this marvelous creation 100% for free. Yes, that's the same link again, just in case.

Is there a Discord server for Nova Swarm?

You bet! If you want to discuss Nova Swarm and make suggestions, the Discord server is a good place to do it. You could also use the Itch.io forums or comment on Patreon; whatever suits you!
https://discord.gg/AUgg7fK

What other cool things have you worked on?

For a relatively extensive list that actually has some of the games you can play, check out my site

Tiers
Supporter!
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Yay! Thanks for the help! Your name will be shown in the credits of the games I work on individually, because you're cool.


Oh, Hi There! 

Welcome to my Patreon page!

Thanks for being here! You're amazing and I love you.
Let's get the formalities out of the way. My name is Patrick Belanger. I'm a game designer with a BS in Computer Science (from UConn) and an MFA in Game Design (also from UConn), and I love making games.

Oh cool, I like games! What kinds do you make?

I'm not entirely sure! I'm still discovering my love for many different genres and ideas, but in general, all of my games are going to strive to be
  • Engaging - Because why would you play a game that doesn't keep your interest?
  • Quirky - Because I want to make games that stand out; there's an infinitude of untapped game idea potential out there, and sticking to a tired old formula when designing a game just doesn't feel right to me.
  • Thoughtful - Because games are a compelling medium, and can be used for the greater good, if only in little ways.
  • Inclusive - Because the game industry is dominated by white heterosexual male protagonists, and it's honestly a pain that there isn't a greater representation of orientations, genders and lifestyle choices. (Note: I am a heterosexual white male.)

What's Patreon?

Patreon is a site used for giving money directly to the creators of the content you love, thus giving them the financial support to continue doing what they love: making that content.

What does my money go toward?

Hardware, software, and hours of my life spent on the amazing world that is game development. I'm also currently working another game design job, so sometimes I might need to take a break from developing these games, and I won't take any of your money for those months.

So what's your current project?

Here, I'll just give you the pitch.

Nova Swarm

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.

You may have noticed that the words Nova Swarm above are a link, and that link leads you to a page where you can download this marvelous creation 100% for free. Yes, that's the same link again, just in case.

Is there a Discord server for Nova Swarm?

You bet! If you want to discuss Nova Swarm and make suggestions, the Discord server is a good place to do it. You could also use the Itch.io forums or comment on Patreon; whatever suits you!
https://discord.gg/AUgg7fK

What other cool things have you worked on?

For a relatively extensive list that actually has some of the games you can play, check out my site

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Tiers
Supporter!
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Yay! Thanks for the help! Your name will be shown in the credits of the games I work on individually, because you're cool.