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2012/07/10

Community Spotlight: Brandon Morris

If any particular song in Flare is bringing you back to the good old days of dark/gothic dungeon crawl goodness, you're probably hearing the handiwork of composer Brandon Morris. Here's his spotlight!

1. Where are you from and what do you do?

I was born in Naples,Florida USA. I have been in the Dallas area for about 8-9 years now. I am studying Audio Engineering and Commercial music. Throughout Highscool I was a big music guy and took a lot of AP classes in theory but when college came, I began to get into sound design and audio engineering.

2. What is the first video game you remember playing?

First game for me was Probably Wolfenstein on floppy disk. But I didn't become severely obsessed with music in video games until Warcraft : Orcs and Humans and Warcraft II: Tides of darkness.

3. What drives you to contribute to Flare?

Since I didn't hop on Flare till after there was a nice array of content. I saw how it was doing the Isometric art style that I always loved in old blizzard games. Matt Uelmen was also a very high appreciated composer in my eyes. So I wanted to live my little dream with this game. Not to mention Clint is actual fun to work with. Which is highly appreciated in the Open source/Free Libre community.

4. Any advice for people who are interested in making games?

This might sound cliche but, make games because you love it. On top of that, Take work where you can find it. Regardless if the game is not really your style. If you have the ability to help out, help out.

5. Are you involved in any other interesting projects?

Not at the moment. Majority of the time I just help out where I can on Music Forums, Unity Forums, and sites like OGA. Been looking for projects recently.

New Address: flarerpg.org!

Flare has finally moved to a dedicated domain. All of the old links should work (301 permanent redirect) but it's a good idea to update: http://flarerpg.org

The blog is also sporting a new comment system powered by Disqus. I'll be adding more features to the site soon, in addition to changing the layout of the starting page.