Gamasutra - Blogs /blogs/ Brandon Sheffield's Blogs Tue, 31 Mar 2015 01:28:46 EDT en-us (Simon Carless) The curious alternative distribution of Samorost 2: Newspaper stands. - by Brandon Sheffield Business/Marketing,Production,Console/PC,Indie Amanita Design, makers of Samorost, Machinarium, Botanicula and others, took to a curious method to sell games in the Czech Republic: Newspaper stands. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 04:47:00 EDT Trailer Trouble: Dealing with Pixel Art Backlash - by Brandon Sheffield 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. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:27:00 EST differently - a new (free) press kit creation tool - by Brandon Sheffield Business/Marketing,Programming,Production,Console/PC,Serious,Indie,Social/Online,Smartphone/Tablet,Digital Publishing 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. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 01:08:00 EST What happens to small devs when Xbox Live gets hacked? We found out the hard way. - by Brandon Sheffield 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. Mon, 29 Dec 2014 06:10:00 EST A survey about Polish games and game development - by Brandon Sheffield Business/Marketing,Console/PC,Indie,Social/Online,Smartphone/Tablet Gathering data on game players' interest in and knowledge of the Polish game industry. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 01:58:00 EDT A farewell to industry veteran David Bunnett - by Brandon Sheffield 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. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 09:02:00 EST