JP LeBreton
game creator

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Hello! I'm an independent game creator, funded partly by nice people on the internet. Have a look at what I'm doing here and support me if you'd like to see me to keep doing it.

Before this year I worked at game studios like Irrational, 2K Marin, and Double Fine. I learned a lot and had a hand in some highly regarded games, but since 2007 my ultimate goal has been to make a living as a solo developer: making things only I can make, my own limits the only compromises. I've built up many skills over a 15 year career. I'm ready.

My first game is still semi-secret, but I'm doing dev update videos on its progress. Plus the tool I'm making to build it with, Playscii, is open source and you can follow its development. I'll also release smaller games and things like twitter bots when I need a break from the bigger project! In general I love making things like tools that enable other peoples' creativity, it's just as much a part of my mission as making games.

I have other projects on backburner stretching years into the future, but before I can dive into them I need to achieve financial sustainability via some combination of patronage and, once I've finished shipped more games, sales on markets like and Steam. If you'd like to help all these things I'm making see the light of day, please consider supporting me on Patreon or making a one-time donation. Thank you!

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current projects

Playscii thumbnail
ASCII art/animation tool

[GAME 1]
Unannounced Game

past projects

EDSCII thumbnail
ASCII/ANSI art tool

puddlejumper thumbnail
7-day design test for
Popular thumbnail
high school social simulation

Arcadia Demade
Arcadia Demade thumbnail
Bioshock -> Doom 2

Purity thumbnail
abstract + first-person +
expressive movement
u4mapvu thumbnail
basic map viewer for Ultima IV

floq thumbnail
processing sketch

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professional work

Spacebase DF-9
Spacebase DF-9 logo
Project Lead

The Cave
The Cave logo
Lead Designer

Bioshock 2
Bioshock 2 environment thumbnail
Lead Level Designer

Bioshock environment thumbnail


Gaming Made Me: Deus Ex
Deus Ex cover
guest spot for Rock Paper Shotgun

Lessons from Doom
Doom article illustration
featured in April 2010 issue of
Game Developer Magazine
Bioshock hands
featured opinion piece for