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Brandon Shelton's Blog

 

I’m a co-owner at Wolf Ray Studios, a 2-person indie game company in Denver, Colorado. What motivates me the most is making games that I would want to play: games that have depth but aren’t too obtuse for the average player; games with stories that know when to be shoved in the player’s face, or pulled back a bit and let the player experience for themselves. I believe that games can have both meaningful stories and engaging gameplay, and that’s what I strive for when I think about game design (though I do tend to prioritize gameplay over storytelling). I’m also really interested in Media Theory and Criticism, so I watch a lot of TV, movies, and anime/cartoons. My favorite critic right now is FILM CRIT HULK because he's awesome and smart and actually talks about pop culture.

Website: http://wolfraystudios.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/YangusKhan

 

Brandon Shelton's Comments

Comment In: [News - 08/28/2014 - 01:00]

I read through all of ...

I read through all of these comments and I just wanna say I love this conversation. It 's been great and awful, but not awful in the sense of badness, awful in the sense of revealing some kind of uncomfortable horror about the universe and humanity. Like, we 're all ...

Comment In: [News - 05/15/2013 - 03:51]

I 'm glad this was ...

I 'm glad this was reposted on the front page, because I strongly disagree with it. If the problem is really how society has defined the term on our behalf, then let 's change it, not throw it away. How do we change it By simply being people that play ...

Comment In: [Blog - 07/30/2014 - 12:39]

During my one year of ...

During my one year of hermit game-making, the biggest detriment I created for myself was the idea that by hanging out with my friends and not having anything to show for my efforts, I was somehow admitting that this endeavor was a failure. So that resulted in me never wanting ...

Comment In: [Blog - 07/21/2014 - 01:29]

I really like a lot ...

I really like a lot of what you said and it 's something I 've been thinking about a lot recently. It 's interesting that you mention challenge modes because I think those are greatly misused in a lot of modern games. This is kind of a tangent, but I ...

Comment In: [Blog - 07/09/2014 - 12:10]

This is only personal preference, ...

This is only personal preference, but I can t stand the amount of indie games coming out now with procedural content. It seems like everywhere you turn there s a new game coming with randomized dungeons/maps/monsters everything. I understand that it s a more compact way to handle content creation, ...

Comment In: [Blog - 07/07/2014 - 09:33]

I used to care more ...

I used to care more about achievements than I do now, but even still sometimes I will put in the effort to unlock mindless or stupid ones, depending on the game. I unlocked all the achievements for Dark Souls II because it belongs to one of my favorite series of ...