I’m Brendan McLeod, a game designer living in Austin, Texas.

This site serves as my…

  • Professional résumé and portfolio, charting my career making games!
  • Personal blog, where I chatter about my travels and activities!
  • Photography collection, where I archive the animals that I come across!
  • … plus whatever else I’m up to at the moment!




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Blogs and Photos

Gulf Coast Toad

Gulf Coast Toad (Incilius valliceps) Origin: Mexico and Costa Rica Sighted at: Round Rock, TX   I was over at my friend Fieldy’s house early one this weekend and caught myself a little friend! The Gulf... READ MORE

Black Vulture

Black Vulture (Coragryps atratus) Origin: North and South America Sighted at: Walnut Creek, Austin, TX My neighborhood is home to a number of big black vultures, and I’ve tried to photograph them before, but they’re very... READ MORE

Southern Leopard Frog

Southern Leopard Frog (Mimus polyglottos) Origin: Eastern United States Sighted at: Hill Country, Austin, TX I went horseback riding in the Hill Country this weekend, and I got no good photos of a horse! (I... READ MORE

Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) Origin: Temperate North and Central America Sighted at: Walnut Creek, Austin, TX   A leftover shot from my old backyard. This is the Northern mockingbird, the official state bird of Texas (and... READ MORE

Blue Jay

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) Origin: Temperate North America Sighted at: Metric Drive around Walnut Creek, Austin, TX This past weekend, I discovered a Blue Jay in the road of a busy boulevard! Much to... READ MORE

Eastern Cottontail

Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) Origin: North America Sighted at: Pflugerville, TX FINALLY, another photo! I haven’t had much opportunity to take photos since getting back to Texas: I need to get outdoors more regularly!... READ MORE

Canada Goose

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) Origin: North America and Northern Europe Sighted at: Tallahassee, FL A majestic goose! I spotted this fine specimen on the on-ramp to I-10 as I was leaving Tallahassee on my... READ MORE

Double-crested Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) Origin: North American coasts Sighted at: Stock Island, FL This is the very last of my photos of animals from the Keys. I spotted many many birds during a kayak trip... READ MORE