Hi! I'm Patrick Traynor. I'm a hobbyist + independent game developer + programmer.

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. And recently I've been interested in elegant puzzle games, such as The Witness and Stephen's Sausage Roll. I've been programming and making games as a hobby for about 10 years now, and my username is Patrickgh3 in most places. I also periodically stream programming and playing games on Twitch. Feel free to reach out to me via email or anything to chat! :)

This Developer Spotlight with IGDA San Diego has some more writing about me and my projects.

This Road to the IGF Interview with Gamasutra has some more writing about Patrick's Parabox.
My current projects:

Patrick's Parabox

Recursive puzzle game about boxes within boxes within boxes within boxes. Won the Excellence in Design award in the Independent Games Festival 2020, and the IndieCade Developers Choice award in 2019. January 2018 - present.

Steam page

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. September 2016 - present.

Steam page

A few notable 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.

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.

Reviews and screenshots on Delicious Fruit
AGDQ 2018 video


Web application for quickly browsing thumbnails of recent Twitch streams. Made in 2017. Let me know if you'd like to add a game to it!