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about me

Hi there! đź‘‹ I'm Brian.

I started coding when I was a kid (by finding an ancient QBASIC executable when I was 9) and haven't stopped since. I've always been fascinated by making things, and to me, programming is an avenue where the physical barriers of creating things are stripped away and you can have unparalleled levels of creative possibility spring to life.

In high school, I participated in many American Computer Science League challenges as well as writing code to autonomously control robots through my school's FIRST Technical Challenge team (we even made it to the international championship in St. Louis, Missouri, USA!)

After highschool I attended the Community College of Vermont studying Business before starting a wonderful 6-year long career in Parks & Recreation Management. Through that career, I gained a plethora of experience including budgeting, grant writing and management, and of course, effectively managing teams filled with exceptionally talented individuals.

Through that time, my passion for programming and creating never ceased, and most days I'd come home excited to put a few hours into whatever side-project I was working on at the time.

In early 2021, I was afforded the priviledge to go full-time as a freelance game developer and decided to take that opportunity!

If there's anything you see on my portfolio that you have questions about, please reach out to me by using the contact information at the bottom of this page! I truly am happy to talk in-depth about things I've worked on beyond what the scope of this site allows for.

my work

Current Projects

Torah Games

Lead Web Developer
January 2022 - Current
PHP, MySQL, jQuery, Unity, GameMaker Studio 2

Designing and developing a new e-learning platform and CMS with attached API for integration of games made with Unity, GameMaker, and Javascript

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Studio Digital Caffeine

lead programmer, designer
April 2021 - Current
PHP, MySQL, GameMaker Studio 2

Various projects for all platforms, focusing on Console and Mobile games

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GMTug

Solo Developer
September 2021 - Current
PHP, MySQL, jQuery, and GameMaker Studio 2

A package management system and website for GameMaker Studio 2

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2022

Wolfpack Island

lead programmer
March 2021 - January 2022
NodeJS, VueJS, PHP, MySQL, and GameMaker Studio 2

an MMO in the vein of virtual worlds like Club Penguin

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eq.php

Solo Developer
January 2022
PHP

eq is a function library developed to make outputting HTML a breeze in PHP

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anon-chat

Solo Developer
January 2022
PHP, HTML, CSS, JQuery

a stand-alone, flat-file, anonymous chat app

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2021

Portfolio

Solo Developer
November 2021
HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, and a very little bit of jQuery

This website! Built from the ground up to easily add and remove content as needed with a responsive design

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Little Cosmonaut

Programmer, Designer
October 2021
GameMaker Studio 2

a 48-hour jam game, made with GameMaker Studio 2

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Skyland Online

Network Programmer, Designer
July 2021
GameMaker Studio 2

an action MMO made in 48-hours for a game jam, made with GameMaker Studio 2

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Idyll

Solo Developer
March 2021
PHP, MySQL, GameMaker Studio 2

a persistent massive multiplayer online game set on an exceedingly small island

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GMHue

Solo Developer
February 2021
GameMaker Studio 2

an easy to use library that enables connectivity for GameMaker Studio 2 games to Philips® Hue smart lights

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2020

Very Simple Web Server

Solo Developer
May 2020
GameMaker Studio 2

an HTTP1.1 compliant web server made in native GameMaker Studio 2

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2015

Sign-In Data Collection System

Solo Developer
May 2015
PHP, MySQL

a sign-in platform for teen centers and schools

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2011

WillHost.It

Solo Developer
February 2011
PHP, MySQL

a file hosting site for anyone on the internet to use

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contact me

Thanks for checking out my portfolio! If you have any questions, want to talk about your project, or just want to chat, please don't hesitate to reach out - i'd truly love to hear from you.

I'm most active on Discord, but of course can be reached through any of the links below.