Jeffrey Neil Bellinger
Jeffrey Neil Bellinger was born and raised in New Jersey and remains loyal to the Garden state. During the 1980’s, Jeff attended Arthur L. Johnson Regional High School in his hometown of Clark, and then Rutgers University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. In the 1990’s, Jeff moved to Virginia to attend Old Dominion University where he earned his Master’s degree in Mathematics and Education. Jeff has taught secondary science and mathematics education for over 20 years in New Jersey and Virginia and continues to teach secondary and college levels in his new home base of San Diego, California.
As for Jeff’s favorite genres, science fiction reigns supreme! Although always and forever more a fan of Star Trek (yes, all of them), Jeff has enjoyed many science fiction series over the years including Babylon 5, Farscape, Doctor Who, Red Dwarf and Stargate as well as classic series from his boyhood such as Lost In Space, Space: 1999 and Battlestar Galactica.
Jeff has been inventing games since he was 12 years old, many of which have developed, mutated and survived (in one form or another) to this day. Although Jeff’s most successful gaming system is Killer Bunnies® (in its many forms and designs) it is not Jeff’s only endeavor. Jeff continues to invent, develop and market new games each year for various publishing companies and will soon be releasing apps based on his work as well. If you see him at a coffee shop anywhere in the United States (Jeff travels a whole lot), you’ll most likely see a pencil, eraser and yellow legal pad with his latest scribbles, thoughts, ideas and flights of fancy.
Jeff’s other interests include reading, history, and the mathematics of Game and Number Theory, which have, over time, helped him to hone his skills in the game industry. During his free time, Jeff likes to hit the highways of America and explore. His famed road trips can last many weeks of the year and span all areas of the United States (and sometimes Canada). In addition to constantly meeting real folks along the way, Jeff likes to photograph an ever-changing America, its people, architecture and its culture.
Jeff has been quoted as saying, “Perspective is the greatest asset that I have gained during my travels. You never know where it’ll come from, or when it’ll arrive, but after awhile, you always know when you’ve got it.”
Jeff’s first endeavor with Renegade is a great new progression game called Flip The Bird. Even though the title will raise an eye or two, the game is fun for the whole family with many Audubonic illustrations from Jonathan Young (of Killer Bunnies fame) and a unique set of mechanics that will challenge the most intuitive players!
Curious to pick Jeff's brain? New friends are always welcome!