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On January 22, the St. Louis Game Developers Co-op celebrated a long-awaited in-person event with a holiday party at a local St. Louis brewery. The St. Louis Game Developer Co-op is a great resource for local game developers looking for fellowship and network opportunities. In addition to fostering a welcoming place for game industry folks to collaborate, they also signal-boost small creators and serve as an educational source for developers and creatives across all gaming mediums. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Brunette Games
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Lisa Brunette was named an ironSource top Medium contributor of 2022 after her article, "The top 5 mistakes game mystery writers make — and how to avoid them" became one of LevelUp's most-loved pieces of the year. Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2023 at Brunette Games
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Among the Brunette Games team, Andy Mack is admired for his uncanny ability to voice humans, dogs, and everything in between. He's one part of our roster of incredible voice actors, and he agreed to let us pick his brain on voice acting, his own pup, and more. Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2023 at Brunette Games
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Every December, the Brunette Games team gets together to celebrate the year and ring in the holidays. This year, we spent an evening at a St. Louis board game bar and café called Pieces. The writing team introduced Lisa and Anthony to Superfight, a game that allowed everyone to flex their creative muscles (and resulted in some highly-entertaining debates surrounding the efficacy of Darth Vader teaming up with Pikachu in a fight against Robin Hood). Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2022 at Brunette Games
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Netflix Games released a sizzle trailer that gives subscribers a taste of what they have to offer, and we were thrilled to see the attention given to Wild Things: Animal Adventure. Many of our team members, including Lisa Brunette, Anthony Valterra, and Dexter Woltman, worked with Jam City on the game's narrative, and voice actors Andy Mack and Cammie Middleton brought the character voices to life. Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2022 at Brunette Games
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For this Employee Spotlight, we encouraged Sara Hardin to take a break from cuddling her cats to give us her thoughts on work, free time, and hobbies galore! Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2022 at Brunette Games
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This fall, Brunette Games reached an exciting milestone of 35 released games featuring our narrative work. Read on for insights from all five of our full-time employees and two of our voice-over actors on what accomplishments stand out to them and how story can make a difference in mobile games! Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2022 at Brunette Games
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In a Pocketgamer post about ZiMAD's new release, Jigsaw Puzzle Villa, CEO Dmitry Bobrov speaks about tying the puzzle gameplay with the narrative crafted by the team at Brunette Games. Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2022 at Brunette Games
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Television history was made in 1994 when Rachel Green entered the Central Perk in her sopping wet wedding dress on the pilot episode of Friends. “The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate” turned the expectations for portraying a wedding on its head—instead of the glitz, glam, and giddiness typically associated with the Big Day, Rachel left her fiancé at the altar after realizing she didn’t truly love him. Thus, Rachel is thrown into the ragtag group of friends the world quickly grew to love. Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2022 at Brunette Games
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There's little doubt that a great story adds value to a game, especially in the casual game space. But something that is often overlooked makes a huge impact on the success of the end result—how that story is integrated with the actual gameplay. Players notice when game designers go the extra mile to incorporate gameplay with the game's narrative, and proper integration will help a game's story really sing. Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2022 at Brunette Games
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Twice each year, the Brunette Games staff dedicates a few days to in-person training and workshops to hone our skills. This summer, the team organized and conducted workshops on various topics, including client communications, story development, and an analysis of trends in the casual game space. Here's a snapshot of what went down. Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2022 at Brunette Games
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We're excited to share a new piece from team member Sara Hardin, recently featured on ironSource LevelUp! In her article, Who Goes There? The Importance of Writing Distinct Character Voices, Sara explains why distinct character voices are a must for telling an engaging story: Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2022 at Brunette Games
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