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Brandon is director of Necrosoft Games (follow @necrosoftgames or, cloistered editor of, editor of the Game Career Guide, former editor of Game Developer magazine and Gamasutra, programmer of the Game Career Seminar at GDC and advisor to multiple conferences and competitions, including GDC, CEGC, Digital Dragons, Reboot, and Sense of Wonder Night at TGS. Currently working on Gunsport (among others)


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Posted by Brandon Sheffield on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 01:52:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Smartphone/Tablet
I spent several months among the high rollers in a free to play game. Here's what I learned from swimming with the whales.

Posted by Brandon Sheffield on Thu, 31 Mar 2016 07:15:00 EDT in
After cancelling a small Wii U project following the firing of Alison Rapp by Nintendo, the developer discusses why, and the subsequent fallout.

Posted by Brandon Sheffield on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 03:36:00 EDT in Design, Console/PC, Indie
While demoing Gunsport at the Tokyo Game Show, I got some lessons from the pros.

Necrosoft Games goes to the Tokyo Game Show as an exhibitor for the first time. The results were mixed. Is it worth the trek out for your game?

Posted by Brandon Sheffield on Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:25:00 EDT in Design, Programming, Production, Console/PC
The 90s schoolyard question answered by an informative video - can the Saturn do transparencies? How about its 3D capabilities!?

Posted by Brandon Sheffield on Tue, 14 Jul 2015 04:25:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design
PlayStation Mobile ends tomorrow. Here are the games to get today.

Brandon Sheffield's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 08/22/2016 - 01:52]

it 's true that some ...

it 's true that some of these things have nothing to do specifically with high spenders - but I think many of them contribute to whether they stay or go

Comment In: [News - 04/28/2016 - 11:07]

he said things, we wrote ...

he said things, we wrote them down. people can draw whatever conclusions they want

Comment In: [Blog - 03/31/2016 - 07:15]

everyone was on board, we ...

everyone was on board, we feel the statement and the prompt to discussion outweighs the financial risk.

Comment In: [News - 12/16/2015 - 04:53]

You know, I always naively ...

You know, I always naively figured Herzog Zwei was the first one, in spite of the name, since there wasn 't much info online about Herzog for quite some time foolish r n r n but yes, I could stick modern in there and fix everything, but let 's see ...

Comment In: [News - 12/15/2015 - 04:54]

I am glad they 're ...

I am glad they 're targeting EA, because EA has a history of destroying these people.

Comment In: [News - 12/14/2015 - 10:33]

Considering how much time you ...

Considering how much time you and I spent building boats at e3 I feel that warrants at least an honorable mention