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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)


Expert Blogs

In a rare roundtable, Swery, Koji Igarashi, 4gamer journalist Masatoshi Tokuoka, and Necrosoft Games' Brandon Sheffield discuss the future of the japanese game industry.

A lot of people don't realize how much you can do with an expo pass. I'm a big advocate for them, so here's a big explainer!

Posted by Brandon Sheffield on Sat, 28 Jan 2017 04:50:00 EST in
As the US closes its borders, we lose out on opportunities for cultural understanding. Because of the border closure, no US citizen can attend the Tehran Game Convention, a huge potential stepping stone in our international game development community.

Posted by Brandon Sheffield on Sun, 15 Jan 2017 09:36:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Indie
Starting a video game is a lot easier than finishing it. There are a lot of reasons why things get put to the wayside, and in this 2016 retrospective, we discuss five things that we just couldn't finish.

Can taste be learned and acquired? I think you can and should learn to discern your own sense of taste, if you want to make compelling media.

Posted by Brandon Sheffield on Mon, 12 Sep 2016 02:20:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Indie
Japanese game director Swery has become a Buddhist monk. What does this mean for his games? What does becoming a monk even entail? Gamasutra finds out.

Brandon Sheffield's Comments

Comment In: [News - 12/15/2017 - 04:06]

Ron, would you be willing ...

Ron, would you be willing to let me use this stuff a bit more fleshed out in a future edition

Comment In: [News - 11/29/2017 - 04:01]

I might want to include ...

I might want to include that in the next round

Comment In: [News - 10/11/2017 - 04:07]

thanks, dude ...

thanks, dude

Comment In: [News - 08/21/2017 - 04:08]

that sure did not come ...

that sure did not come from this conversation

Comment In: [News - 01/31/2017 - 11:18]

Well said, Ted ...

Well said, Ted