Welcome to Binxalot.com the personal home page of Christopher Binder, a Philadephia based artist, animator, web developer, & instructor. I like to maintain this page as an archive of work I've done over the years, an ongoing portfolio. I've recently redesigned the site again, the old site can be found here or you can scroll down to view my timeline of work.
Current Projects
G.A.G.S. Gingle Ale Golden & Sakura
Animated Short
Chickywicky LLC
Youtube
Fall 2018
Working on a youtube video series using Character Animator & After Effects. Character Animator has been a godsend in creating the lip syncing for the characters. After Effect is still the best option for creating the scenes. The entire process of creating the animation took about 4 months of part time work, that was after 2 months to create the characters in photoshop and then build them in Character animator. Now that the characters are created it'll be easier to knock out new episodes. Each episode requires a script, audio scratch track, lip syncing, animations, music & sound effects, editing, and then publishing, so it takes a hot minute to do all of the above on my free time.
Super Craps
Mobile Game
Chickywicky LLC
Android
Spring 2018
I started this app in late 2017 and released it in the Spring of 2018. Super Craps is a free casino craps game I made from scratch in Unity for android, available now from the play store. I really didn't like the existing craps games on the play store so I made my own. I coded Super Craps to have the closest thing to true craps odds in a game, using physics instead of random number generators to create realistic dice rolls and outcomes. Ads are limited, gameplay is fast, and includes quick bets if you play the game bets over and over again.
Soup Du Jour
Animated Short
Chris Binder
Youtube & Vimeo
Winter 2018
Quick Animation that I created for the Advanced Animation class I taught at La Salle University. Created using Character Animator and After Effects, its a quick 30 second short.
My Dearest Lily
Animated Short
Chris Binder
Youtube & Vimeo
Fall/Winter 2017
Quick animated short using after effects for the creating multimedia class I taught at La Salle University in Fall of 2017. This was the 2 characters one scene assignment, this was the demo I created for the class to show off what is possible with the lessons taught in class throughout the year using stock after effects.
Gingle Ale & Golden
Animated Short
Chickywicky LLC
Youtube
Spring 2017
Working on a youtube video series using Character Animator & After Effects. Character Animator has been a godsend in creating the lip syncing for the characters. After Effect is still the best option for creating the scenes. The entire process of creating the animation took about 4 months of part time work, that was after 2 months to create the characters in photoshop and then build them in Character animator. Now that the characters are created it'll be easier to knock out new episodes. Each episode requires a script, audio scratch track,
Year Off
2016
In 2016 we moved to a new home, I took time off developing games and animations to concentrate on getting our new place up to our liking. During this year I worked on a number of game concepts and ideas, worked on various prototypes but didn't release any games. I made some info graphics and wrote a few stories on Medium.com to highlight the scale of the over-saturation of the app stores.
Tether 3D
Mobile Game
XDebugXGames
Android / iOS
2015
This is a rails shooter game created in Unity, I really wanted to learn to create a game in Unity and this game was the guinea pig game. Its not great but it was easy enough to play. Jim Sterling ripped it a new asshole on his youtube channel reviewing it on Steam Greenlight. Using that feedback I decided to leave the game off of steam since the game just wasn't on the level for sale. Its still available on itch.io to download if you want to play it.
Doge Sledding
Mobile Game
XDebugXGames
Android / iOS
2015
During the development of Tether I gain enough experience to try a quick side game, this is it. Doge Sledding was a mobile game developed for android and iOS where you race a dog on a bobsled track and collect Doge Coins and avoid Rotten coins.
Fuzz Balls
Mobile Game
XDebugXGames
Android / iOS
2014
This was a fun game I designed, as well as did the art, animation, and animations. The game is a casual game where you mix and match little fuzz balls around to create color combinations and mutations, the game is very fun and deceptively easy to play with 100 total levels.
Fuzz Balls
Mobile Game
XDebugXGames
Android / iOS
2014
This was a fun game I designed, as well as did the art, animation, and animations. The game is a casual game where you mix and match little fuzz balls around to create color combinations and mutations, the game is very fun and deceptively easy to play with 100 total levels.
Word Search Puzzle Free
Mobile Game
XDebugXGames
Android / iOS
2013
Helped do the animations, word lists, menus and promotional videos for a free word search puzzle game for android.
Stop Alarm
Mobile App
XDebugXGames
Android / iOS
2013
This was an app intended to help commuters on public transit receive an alarm on their phone shortly before arriving at their transit stop.
Global Graffiti Wall
Mobile Game
XDebugXGames
Android / iOS
2013
This was an app that allowed users from all over the world to work cooperatively on a large virtual brick wall to draw or doodle together to create weird art or tag the wall.
Space Breakout
Mobile Game
XDebugXGames
Android / iOS
2012
Worked to create the art, music, and story for a space breakout clone for android. The game is still available to play on your android device by going here.
Otto's ToyChest
Mobile Game
XDebugXGames
Android / iOS
2011
The first mobile game I ever worked on for android phones. Did the art, sound, app design, and promotional videos. You can still play the game here, its a fun game for all ages, especially young kids.
Poka
PC Game
Chris Binder
PC
2009
Poka was the first game I created using XNA and C# programming language. I created the game from scratch, my intention was to create the game for the xbox marketplace so it could be purchased from the Microsoft store. I learned a lot creating the game, including how to make windows installer. You can download the game here from my web site if you wish to play it. Requires Windows and XNA installed on your pc, I'm not sure if it works on Windows 10.
Vile Strobo
Browser Game
The Bonafide Production Co.
Flash
2009
This was a flash game created back in 2007 at the waning end of newground.com's popularity. Flash was just becoming obsolete, and I wanted to learn how to code in actionscript and make a real flash game. Vile Strobo is that game, you can still play it here. Created everything from scratch in this game.
Web Design
Web Design
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Chris Binder
Browser
2001-2006
After graduating in May of 2001 I took the summer off. Then 9/11 happened, then a death in the family in early 2002. I stayed in Philadelphia and worked as a freelancer creating web sites, compact disc covers, posters, or whatever work I could find in art and designer. I had a short stint working for the Franklin Mint in Media, PA as a graphic designers. Eventually in 2005 I gained fulltime employement in radio working for Radio One in Philadelphia. Since then I've worked full time in an IT role, doing art, animation, and game development in my free time.