Brandon Swan

Brandon Swan

Indie Game Awards Judge

Like most gamers, Brandon has been saving worlds and thwarting villains since well before rumble packs were relevant. Somewhere between being floored by Jet Grind Radio’s amazing and defining artistic achievements in 2000, Dante’s flippant “flock off feather face”, and the final boss fight in Zone of the Enders 2 a few years later Brandon had solidified that he wanted to get involved with game development and began focusing efforts on making that a reality.

After growing up in Idaho, Brandon moved to Savannah to attend SCAD where he graduated in 2016. With an interest in indie games early on, he started a game company while in school where he worked on publishing an award winning card game, won numerous awards for a student game called Battery Jam, and ran a student group dedicated to educating his fellow students. After graduation, he started another game company in 2017 called Halseo, which released Battery Jam on PC and Nintendo Switch! Before finishing Battery Jam with his team, he spent time working contracts at various game studios such as Sparkypants, on their title Dropzone as a marketing artist and illustrator, as well as work as a freelance artist. (Which is to say this scrappy post graduate was trying his best to keep getting paid to make art!) Recently, Brandon has begun work as a real-time VFX artist at Undertone FX here in Savannah where he continues his interests in both small businesses and game development.

Indie Game Awards presented by Hi-Rez Studios

SCAD Museum

Get ready for gamer-style glitz and glam! The Indie Game Awards is a celebration of video game development in the Southeast and showcases the developers and studios selected to participate in the Indie Game Arcade, open Friday and Saturday at the Jepson Center for the Arts. Judges will give awards to games in a variety […]

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