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Brendan Votano's Blog


I'm a game lover from the early days after getting a Sega Master System for Christmas (and still a Sega tragic). A big fan of the retro games along with anything that pushes narrative and gameplay in interesting and new directions.

I started Blue Volcano Studio as an outlet to the games that had been festering in my mind and on hard drives aplenty. It's now a small independent game studio that started in Sydney, but who's home changes throughout the year. These changes in environment lead to exposure to cultures and creative idea's that all feed back into the work we like to do. Currently developing Roto Color Rhythm.

Outside of gaming, I love to ride my motorcycle, go to theme parks, travel, speak Japanese, see live bands, taste great beer, and smell the flowers in spring.


Member Blogs

Posted by Brendan Votano on Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:31:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC, Indie
One of the biggest challenges as an indie developer is figuring out the best way to get exposure and excitement for your game on shoestring budget. This documentary shows how we managed to show our game at SXSW 2016 with amazing results on a tiny budget.

Posted by Brendan Votano on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:01:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Production, Indie
This post is intended for first-time visitors to the Tokyo Game Show, both gamers and exhibitors. I will break down our costs for Blue Volcano to attend, and give others a solid cost-benefit ratio from checking out the Japans premier game show.

Brendan Votano's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 09/28/2016 - 10:01]

Yeah, the Jetstar deals can ...

Yeah, the Jetstar deals can definitely make a difference if you can catch one at the right time of their specials. r n r nThe biggest risk with Jetstar is over baggage weights which they are quite strict on. I have been hit with a 50 on the spot fee ...