patrickjtraynor@gmail.com

Discord: Patrick#0303

Twitter

Twitch

Hi! I'm Patrick Traynor. I'm an independent game developer and programmer living in California.

I have a history of making precision platformers in the I Wanna Be The Guy fangame community; it's an interesting design space with talented developers. I love elegant puzzle games such as The Witness, Stephen's Sausage Roll, and Uurnog Uurnlimited. I'm also interested in game dev tool design, niche mod/romhacking communities, and playtesting.

This interview and this interview have more about my background and projects.

Feel free to message me via email, Discord, or Twitter! :)

Current and recent projects

Patrick's Parabox

Recursive puzzle game about boxes within boxes within boxes within boxes. Won the 2020 IGF Excellence in Design award, and the 2019 IndieCade Developers Choice award. January 2018 - March 2022.

Steam
itch.io
Website
This interview has more info about the game

Linelith

Line-drawing puzzle game with puzzles embedded in rocks and crystals. Part of the CosmOS 9 bundle. November 2021 - May 2022.

Steam
itch.io
CosmOS 9

I Wanna Maker

Level editor and online level sharing system for I Wanna Be The Guy fangames. Made with a team of 7+. Released on Steam Early Access in February 2020. 2016 - present.

Steam
Website

I'm also usually working on a bunch of small things, like puzzle prototypes, game jams, and playtesting games.

Select past projects

Clockwork Cat

Cute puzzle game about a cat who can manipulate time. Won 2nd overall in Ludum Dare 27 with the theme "10 seconds" in 2013.

Newgrounds
Ludum Dare page

I Wanna Run the Marathon

I Wanna Be The Guy fangame featuring worlds of other games. Featured in Awesome Games Done Quick 2018. Made with a team of 4 in 2016.

Delicious Fruit page
AGDQ 2018 video

The Vacuum Cleaner in the Room

Sokoban-like game about addressing the vacuum cleaners in the room. Made for Thinky Puzzle Jam in 2021.

itch.io

Tools

Haystack stream archive browser

Unity build script

Jtool IWBTG level editor

DelFruit Info Twitch extension



Mod levels

7 Segment Sprint SMW kaizo level

jump_byhicrine rocket jump map



Other

Some jam games on itch.io

Railway to the Moon (2021)

Omniban puzzlescript game (2018)

Twin Stick Town LD jam game (2018)

Vine Story LD jam game and LD page (2016)

Closing GGJ game (2015)

Diverge LD jam game (2012)

CSE 125 school project video (2018)

Some projects on GitHub