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

Zebra-tailed lizard

Zebra-tailed lizard (Callisaurus draconoides) Origin: Southwestern United States and Mexico Sighted at: Pedernales Falls, Johnson City, TX I went back to Pedernales Fall this weekend and saw a ton of reptiles, including this Zebra-tailed lizard: one... READ MORE

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Scissor-tailed flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus) Origin: North and Central America Sighted at: Canyon Lake, TX My local Audubon society reported that a brown booby – an ocean-faring bird – had been spotted at a lake about... READ MORE

Desert Cottontail

Desert Cottontail (Sylvilagus audubonii) Origin: Western North America and Mexico Sighted at: The Domain, Austin, TX There’s wild bunnies in the woods near my new workplace! READ MORE

Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) Origin: North America Sighted at: Doty Ranch, San Antonio, TX After visiting Lockhart State Park, I went to a wedding shower down in San Antonio for my sister Kyle and her... READ MORE

Bullock’s Oriole

Bullock’s Oriole (Icterus bullockii) Origin: North America Sighted at: Lockhart State Park, Lockhart, TX   Another sighting from my trip to Lockhart this weekend. I mistakenly thought this was a golden-cheeked warbler, but it’s actually... READ MORE


Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) Origin: Nearly worldwide except for Africa and Australia Sighted at: Lockhart State Park, Lockhart, TX This week, I went to another new-to-me state park – Lockhart’s, which has the odd distinction of... READ MORE

Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) Origin: North America, South America, and South Pacific islands Sighted at: Pedernales Falls State Park, Johnson City, TX Another shot from this past week’s visit to the State Park. In between... READ MORE

Nine-banded Armadillo

Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) Origin: North and South America Sighted at: Parmer Business Center, Jollyville, TX “Brendan,” said my friend Rachel, “There’s armadillos outside the office at work.” Naturally, I jumped in the car and... READ MORE