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


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

Black-crested Titmouse

Black-crested Titmouse (Baeolophus atricristatus) Origin: Southwest North America Sighted at: Pedernales Falls State Park, Johnson City, TX   The State Park had a wonderful “bird blind” – a small room that disguised the presence of... READ MORE

Common Raccoon

Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor) Origin: North America, now found in Europe, Japan, and the Caucasus Sighted at: Pedernales Falls State Park, Johnson City, TX Here’s a little fella everyone knows and loves! I found this cute... READ MORE

Wild Boar

Wild boar (Sus scrofa) Origin: Eurasia and North Africa, now found nearly worldwide Sighted at: Pedernales Falls State Park, Johnson City, TX I spent this past Tuesday at Pedernales Falls, one of the best parks... READ MORE

Saker Falcon

Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) Origin: Eastern Europe and Asia Sighted at: Baker Sanctuary, Leander, TX My pal Rachel and I went to the open house at the Baker Sanctuary by the local Audubon Society! We... READ MORE

Helmeted Guineafowl

Helmeted Guineafowl (Numidia meleagris) Origin: Originally from Africa, now found across the world Sighted at: Walnut Creek, Austin, TX Did you know that there’s a small flock of guineafowl in North Austin? It’s true! These... READ MORE