I am a games designer, games researcher and academic as well as a games media writer currently operating out of Sydney, Australia. Binary Hero is the studio name I release under but the majority of my development work is done solo or as small collaborations.

My research field is games design or ludology particularly applied to user experience. I am currently working on a thesis relating to applied modern game design techniques applied to retro styled games.

My current project isĀ UltraViolet which takes the style of old Sonic and Megaman games and incorperates modern usability and game feel.

Matthew Ballinger

I am honoured to have been included in MCV Pacific’s 30 Under Thirty awards for 2016.