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Brandon is director of Necrosoft Games, senior contributing editor to Gamasutra, former editor of Game Developer magazine, and advisor to multiple conferences and competitions, including GDC, CEGC, Digital Dragons, Pixel Heaven, and Sense of Wonder Night at TGS. He has worked on some games, and is working on some more. Okay!


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Posted by Brandon Sheffield on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:27:00 EST in Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online
Two days ago, we released our first "big" trailer. It got a lot of views, but a very vocal minority downvoted it, and got extremely mad about our use of pixel art. Here are some of our learnings from the experience.

Making press kits is no fun. We found that the existing software to make it easier wasn't flexible enough for us, so we created a new one, available for free, called differently.

Posted by Brandon Sheffield on Mon, 29 Dec 2014 06:10:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Production
When Xbox Live or PSN gets taken down in a DDOS attack, we all know what happens to the user experience. But what happens to developers? For us it was rather disastrous.

Gathering data on game players' interest in and knowledge of the Polish game industry.

Posted by Brandon Sheffield on Mon, 30 Dec 2013 09:02:00 EST in
Game industry veteran David Bunnett, known for his work on games like Neverwinter Nights and the Xbox exclusive Bloodwake, passed away on October 13, 2013 of heart failure.

Brandon Sheffield's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 01/28/2015 - 05:27]

as mentioned in the article, ...

as mentioned in the article, everyone who has played the game, or even watched livestreams, has found it compelling - so indeed, we need to change the approach of the video stuff we do.

Comment In: [Blog - 01/14/2015 - 01:08]

Well, that was our intention, ...

Well, that was our intention, as per the article We like the uncluttered visual structure of dopresskit, but wanted a different backend. But our thing is public domain, so anyone could alter the look and feel if they wanted to.

Comment In: [News - 12/19/2014 - 05:54]

the MVS in my arcade ...

the MVS in my arcade cabinet I generally play games on their original hardware environment where possible.

Comment In: [News - 08/29/2014 - 07:23]

Nintendo 's hardware and software ...

Nintendo 's hardware and software divisions are separate - releasing a new console has little affect on whether they are streamlining their game portfolio, aside from perhaps releasing a game that uses the 2nd stick.

Comment In: [Blog - 08/07/2014 - 03:02]

I have a couple things ...

I have a couple things to say about this - if you love games, and making them, why did you spend three years focusing on things you didn 't like make sure you don 't repeat that mistake again with your PC work. If you 're not making something you ...

Comment In: [Blog - 07/29/2014 - 04:51]

One thing that might have ...

One thing that might have helped is if you tried any original concept at all, instead of flat out admitting you borrowed ideas for every one of these games. r n r nIt 's a harsh statement, I realize, but you can 't expect to make something that 's like ...