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Daniel "Dan" Paladin (born in 1979 in Ohio), also known as "Synj", is an American video game artist and designer.

He collaborated with Newgrounds creator Tom Fulp and designed Flash-based 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 and fighting game Castle Crashers, with his 2-D style becoming signature for these games. His latest work is a new The Behemoth game, BattleBlock Theater, though he is currently working on their upcoming game, Pit People.

He also composed the polka-style closing credits tune for the Cyanide and Happiness animated shorts.

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Dan with tom.

Online Games

Listed from earliest to most recent:

  • Sack Smash 2001 (uploaded Dec 27, 2001 at 9:49 PM)
  • Sack Smash 2003 (uploaded Dec 19, 2002 at 5:46 PM)
  • Alien Hominid (uploaded Aug 7, 2002 at 9:21 PM)
  • Chainsaw the Children (uploaded Dec 3, 2002 at 6:11 PM)
  • Pengu-San (uploaded Mar 11, 2004 at 11:01 PM)
  • xkittyfroggymeowmeow (uploaded Jan 2, 2003 at 3:15 AM)
  • synj dressup (uploaded Jan 6, 2003 at 1:30 AM)
  • Synj Sneak Attack (uploaded Jul 2, 2003 at 2:11 AM)
  • cantankerousTANK (uploaded Jan 14, 2004 at 10:29 PM)
  • Pengu-San (uploaded Mar 11, 2004 at 11:01 PM)
  • Peaceplane (uploaded Apr 13, 2005 at 8:34 PM)
  • Dad 'n Me (uploaded Jul 27, 2005 at 11:34 PM)
  • Train Robber! (uploaded Oct 9, 2005 at 9:28 PM)
  • supersoldier (uploaded Dec 17, 2005 at 10:30 PM)

Online Movies

Listed from earliest to most recent:

  • Grenade Dancer (uploaded Sep 6, 2001 at 2:51 PM)
  • Carrot (uploaded Sep 8, 2001 at 11:19 PM)
  • synjclock (uploaded Nov 24, 2002 at 7:51 PM)
  • part 0: synj ASSKICKER (uploaded Jan 13, 2003 at 1:32 AM)
  • part 1: synj vs. horrid (uploaded Jan 23, 2003 at 5:04 AM)
  • Hey Dad (uploaded Jul 13, 2003 at 4:40 PM)
  • synjclock 'n the hospital (uploaded Oct 12, 2003 at 11:16 PM)
  • Newgrounds Jam #3 (uploaded Apr 8, 2004 at 5:09 PM)
  • the world as we know it (uploaded Apr 10, 2004 at 2:41 AM)
  • (2004) Peter the Pickle (uploaded Apr 14, 2004 at 6:53 AM)
  • part 2: synj vs horrid (uploaded Oct 18, 2004 at 9:54 PM)
  • PEACETANK (uploaded Mar 3, 2005 at 10:15 AM)
  • Flathead Symphony (uploaded Oct 10, 2005 at 9:42 PM)
  • Queers of War (uploaded Jan 14, 2007 at 5:06 PM)
  • Alien Hominid Fan Trailer (uploaded May 11, 2012 at 12:09 PM)

Artwork/animations.

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Spiny artwork by Dan.

Danion

Art of ice king.

Personal life

Paladin lives in San Diego, California, where The Behemoth™ is also located and is an active member of Newgrounds.

Dan

Dan Paladin.

Awards

Easter

Dan and others as an easter egg in Castle Crashers.

Paladin has won 35 awards, including 14 Daily Features, four Weekly Users' Choice Awards, and a Review Crew Pick. Aside from working for The Behemoth™, Dan also worked for Gratuitous Games and Presto Studios.

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