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Lisa Brunette
Midwestern USA
Tips and Tales from Our Homestead Habitat
Interests: Garden, Home, Lifestyle, Native Plants, Permaculture, Pollinators, Wildlife, Homesteading
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I'm excited to announce our client Hedonia's new release: Mood Bloom. This is a very different title for our studio in a lot of ways, as the intent with this game is not merely to entertain, but to heal. This therapeutic game has been shown through scientific testing to relieve the player's symptoms of anxiety and depression. Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2023 at Brunette Games
I'm a little late on this, as the results have been out since spring, but it's been a year, as we say, in the game industry. The exciting news is that Brunette Games snared the coveted FINALIST spot in two categories: Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2023 at Brunette Games
We've been deep in development on a few subscription-based game projects, and one of those just released via Apple Arcade in mid-August: Kingdoms: Merge & Build. Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2023 at Brunette Games
We're pleased to announce our psychic mystery series––the Dreamslippers––is part of a sitewide mega-sale on Smashwords. It's the Summer/Winter Sale because while those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are in the midst of the summer season, our friends in the Southern Hemisphere are enjoying winter right now. Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2023 at Brunette Games
We're excited to share ironSource LevelUp's latest podcast interview, with Brunette Games Founder Lisa Brunette. Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2023 at Brunette Games
We're thrilled to announce Brunette Games made it to the final voting round in PocketGamer Connect's Mobile Game Awards. Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2023 at Brunette Games
I’m thrilled to announce three promotions within our team this year. First is Dexter Woltman to a lead role, taking responsibility for our core creative crew. In this young industry, Dexter’s practically a veteran at this point, having completed his first Brunette Games assignment as a freelancer back in 2018, when he was simultaneously studying scriptwriting at Webster University. It’s been personally gratifying to have recognized Dexter’s potential in my game design classes and then watched him make a real name for himself as a game writer and narrative designer. He’s been integral to Brunette Games’ success. Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2023 at Brunette Games
We celebrate our seventh anniversary as a studio this month, and we've enjoyed a bit of fanfare around the milestone. Here's a roundup of Brunette Games in the news as we reflect on how far we've come. Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2023 at Brunette Games
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, February 8, 2023––Brunette Games, the game industry’s premiere storytelling studio, turns seven this year, with 35 released games to its credit, many of them top-performing, genre-defining hits. Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2023 at Brunette Games
Who doesn’t love snuggling on the couch with their favorite furry (or not-so-furry) friend? Pets play an important role in our lives, and most of the team at Brunette Games find ourselves fortunate enough to own one. Whether our pets are scratching at a toy, napping beside their owner, or—in my case—trying to crawl on my shoulder while I write, pets are a source of comfort and levity. When we’re designing ways to engage audiences with our games, we often translate that familiar sense of animal companionship into the stories we see onscreen. Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2022 at Brunette Games
Brunette Games is thrilled to announce the release of ZiMAD's new game, Jigsaw Puzzle Villa. Lisa Brunette designed the concept, story, and most of the characters, as well as wrote the dialogue for the first few chapters. I extended the story design, characters, and dialogue in the later launch build chapters, with help from Jenna Hume. Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2022 at Brunette Games
For our first-ever Employee Spotlight, Brunette Games employee No. 3 Dexter Woltman has agreed to treat us to a look inside his brilliant mind. Read on to see how the Writer | Designer III approaches work, as well as and his thoughts on horses vs. ducks. Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2022 at Brunette Games
An all-new celebration is coming to a shore near you! Join the residents of Quahog in celebrating Clam Fest, a brand-new, time-limited event in Jam City’s Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff. Written in collaboration with the writers of the hit TV show, Brunette Games brings plenty of mollusk-themed shenanigans to the wacky world of Family Guy that fans have grown to love. Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2022 at Brunette Games
Brunette Games Founder Lisa Brunette was recently interviewed by the Mid County Chamber of Commerce as part of a roundup of women entrepreneurs and business owners. We’re proud to be members of the Chamber, and Lisa’s thrilled to be included in the roundup, which you can read in its entirety over at the Chamber Chatter newsletter. Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2022 at Brunette Games
If you attended this year's Pocket Gamer Connects conference in Toronto, you may have spotted three white polos sporting the Brunette Games logo taking the stage. In their Superstar Session, Writer | Designers Dexter Woltman, Jenna Hume, and Sara Hardin gave a presentation titled, "How to Integrate Gameplay and Story," breaking down the importance of seamless narrative integration in mobile games alongside examples of Brunette Games' work in numerous beloved titles. The two-day event was full of opportunities to connect with companies and individuals alike, each with unique ideas and perspectives about the industry. This—along with the chance to finally try the Canadian delicacy that is poutine—made the trip one to remember, and we look forward to the chance for more in the future! Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2022 at Brunette Games
We've enrolled Lisa Brunette's bestselling Dreamslippers Series in the Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale, and that means 75% off the ebook versions of all three novels, plus the boxed set + bonus novella. Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2022 at Brunette Games
We're happy to announce: Brunette Games team members Dexter Woltman, Jenna Hume, and Sara Hardin will be conducting a Superstar Session at Pocket Gamer Connects in Toronto, July 6-7. As part of their all-Brunette Games panel discussion on "How to Integrate Gameplay and Story," the three writer | designers will share our team's best practices for story and gameplay integration in casual games. We look forward to sharing an expertise honed over 30 released titles and counting! Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2022 at Brunette Games
This spring marks some exciting promotions and anniversaries here at Brunette Games! Here's a look at what we've been raising glasses to this past month. Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2022 at Brunette Games
Brunette Games Founder Lisa Brunette is a member of the Professional Women's Alliance, a group of civic-minded entrepreneurs and corporate leaders who aspire to grow personally and professionally through relationships. As a woman-owned company with a majority female staff, Brunette Games receives camaraderie and support from affiliation with PWA. We also enjoy the chance to give a hand up to others by promoting the PWA Scholarship Fund. Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2022 at Brunette Games
Brunette Games is proud to announce the release of the story-driven puzzle game City Escape Garden Blast Story. It has been a true team effort to create the Filburn family and their world in collaboration with client Sparkling Society. Lisa Brunette, Dexter Woltman, and I all had a hand in writing and designing this game, with Lisa providing the initial concept and Dexter and I designing the chapter narratives and task flows as well as writing all dialogue. In City Escape, the Filburn family—Melanie, David, Chloe, and Ben—flee the hustle and bustle of city life to create a home on a farm in the countryside. But do the Filburns have what it takes to run their own homestead? Their grumpy neighbor Owen certainly doesn’t think so! Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2022 at Brunette Games