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Paladin at the 2007 Game Developers Conference
|Born||1979 (age 37–38)
Ohio, United States
|Occupation||Video game art designer, developer|
|Known for||Alien Hominid,
He collaborated with Newgrounds creator Tom Fulp and designed Flash-based browser games: Sack Smash 2001, Chainsaw the Children, Dad n' Me, and, most notably, Alien Hominid. In 2002, he, Fulp, John Baez, and Brandon LaCava created the video game company the Behemoth. Paladin designed the critically acclaimed remake of Alien Hominid, as well as the beat 'em up game Castle Crashers, with his 2D style becoming signature for these games. His latest work is an early access Behemoth game, Pit People.
Aside from working for the Behemoth, Paladin has also worked for Gratuitous Games and Presto Studios. He also composed the polka-style closing credits tune for the Cyanide & Happiness animated shorts.
Paladin has won 35 awards, including 14 Daily Features, four Weekly Users' Choice Awards, and a Review Crew Pick. Castle Crashers, a game Paladin is credited as the art director of, won two awards in Independent Games Festival 2007: "Excellence In Visual Art" and "Audience Award".