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


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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.

Posted by Brandon Sheffield on Thu, 09 Jul 2015 04:51:00 EDT in Design, Production, Console/PC, Indie
Pseudo 3D is a bit of a lost art. How do you go about placing assets in a pseudo 3D world in the modern era? This is what we bashed our heads against.

Our new game, Oh, Deer! Alpha, came out during E3. We didn't want to get snowed under, so we took the game To The People and showed it round to folks at E3, without a booth. How did we do!?

Brandon Sheffield's Comments

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

Comment In: [News - 10/16/2015 - 10:39]

they didn 't send me ...

they didn 't send me one, how important could it be r n:3

Comment In: [News - 10/14/2015 - 10:04]

This is very strange. I ...

This is very strange. I played this game at E3 2014, and it was quite far along - I don 't properly recall, but I believe they were about to go into closed Beta. That was june of 2014, almost a year and a half ago. r n r nWhat ...

Comment In: [Blog - 10/13/2015 - 03:36]

like japan, for example r ...

like japan, for example r nI think my photos were technically illegal unless there 's some sort of implied consent there.