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UPDATE: Didn't want to create a whole new entry, but I have a small update video showing off the grass I'm working on :D!

Hey everyone! I hope 2015 is treating you well so far! I've got a couple of game dev videos to share!

First is my 2014 demo reel. This is basically a summary of all game systems I worked on in 2014 including NPC behaviors which I haven't shown before!

Second is an auto-landscape material! This basically applies the appropriate texture to the landscape depending on how steep the terrain is. In this example I use grass, rock, and dirt materials. Just FYI, this only showcases the terrain material. In a proper environment there would also be foliage, rocks, etc. littering the landscape to add more variety. I'm looking to work on those sorts of things next!

  • Mood: Exhilarated
  • Listening to: Somnus - FFXV
  • Playing: Final Fantasy VIII
  • Drinking: WATER!


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Branden Gonzalez
Artist | Student | Digital Art
United States
Hello everyone! My name is Branden, and I'm an artist, programmer, and aspiring game developer.

I take my artwork very seriously and use each piece as an opportunity to improve! I hope you appreciate the effort, and follow me on my journey! :)

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AnHeiressofaSOLDIER Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015…

If you haven't yet, I highly recommend listening to this awesome song based on 358/2 Days. And who knows? Maybe you could even use it to put at the end of an episode for KHUnion?:)

Absolutely love the show, and can't wait for the next one (especially since I imagine you'll be talking about the upcoming D23 event in it: exciting stuff)! Thanks for all that you do for the KH-verse. Take care!
branden9654 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hey thanks! Yeah that song is super awesome! I actually saw Nate and Morgan(his girlfriend) at E3(Churro invited them XD). Unfortunately the one rule we have is that our songs need to be remixes or covers of Kingdom Hearts songs. As awesome as this track is, being that it's an original song it wouldn't really fit :/. Also we recently had Nate's Simple and Clean cover on the show, and we try to have a bit more spacing before using the same artist another time.

And yeah we'll be covering D23 super hardcore! Churro is going to be attending so hopefully he can net us another interview like we had at E3! Either way it'll at least be cool to hear his personal reactions to the stuff he sees there!
AnHeiressofaSOLDIER Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
Oh, sorry! I didn't know about that rule! Now I feel like I got your hopes up for nothing, maybe. Hahaha. I was just so EXCITED after finding that song--since it's so cool--that I didn't really research things clearly. I probably should've. Sorry again:/

And y'know, speaking of KH music... I kind of wish that someone would do an English cover for Hikari (not Simple and Clean, as the lyrics of the two are quite different). I've only ever seen one person do that, and I wish that more would. I mean, Hikari fits the first game SO very well, and it's just a beautiful song, imo. I do love Simple and Clean, too, though:)

So excited for the next show, btw! I love KHUnion so much, and I have for many years now, and I always have to listen to it when it airs. It's definitely the best podcast I've ever come across (FFUnion, too, for that matter). You guys just are so engaging to listen to, and the way that you have segments to the show--and fan feedback there--really helps.

I've also listened to Podcasts that get way off topic... Which, I can see how that could easily happen in such long episodes, but I do appreciate that you guys mostly talk about the show subjects and nothing else.

But on the subject of D23, what do you think they might show there?:) Any story stuff yet, you think? I know a lot of people are banking on a Frozen world being revealed (which I'm pretty sure IS happening at some point: the movie's too popular to not be included), but personally I feel like they might reveal Brave at the next event.

I really have no basis for this idea, save for the hidden Heartless in the most recent trailer that look like they might be from that world, but it's just a feeling I've got. I'll probably end up being completely wrong, though. LOL.

...And this message is pretty long and all over the place. I should shut up now.

Thanks again for all that you do (I'm also a really big fan of your art here, btw; your'e quite talented!); see you next episode=)
branden9654 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
No problem, it's an internal rule so you wouldn't have found it anyway XD. I did a quick google search and found this, you might appreciate it ;)

Thank you we try our best to stay professional on our show! I can thank the previous hosts for the format that we more or less stick to today :D!

As of right now, all we know about D23 is that there will be a stage event on August 16th, and KH3 will be shown on stage alongside Disney Infinity and Star Wars Battlefront, and that there will be special guests that Square Enix is bringing. On the podcast we released this week Churro and I agreed that there would most likely be a focus on Disney Worlds, and I sorta hypothesized that perhaps the other games in the panel give a clue as to the type of worlds they may be showing. If you look at the press around Disney Infinity 3.0 right now, it's mostly focused on their Star Wars content, and Star Wars Battlefront is obviously very Star Wars oriented. So maybe this is the point where they're ready to talk about Star Wars content for Kingdom Hearts III? It's a bit of a stretch, but I can't think of a better place to announce such an inclusion. Either way I'm positive we'll hear about Disney Worlds in some shape or form. I wouldn't expect much from the core plot though as this is a Disney event, and they probably want to focus on Disney content in KH3.

And thanks! I'm working really hard to improve my artwork with every piece :)!
SilviaStarlight5 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hi der, i have a proposal for you
branden9654 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hey, what is your proposal :)
SilviaStarlight5 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What can you draw?
branden9654 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I'm strongest in character art, but with reference I can draw pretty much anything.
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Sincity2100 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Hi there
diochuchu Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
Hi Branden, i listen to KHunion podcast. And i know that you are developing games. So, i'm studying computer engeneering and i'm very interested in games. I want to program games not to design. I was wondering if could I work with you. You can teach me what you know, I can study more and we both become happy =D please answer meee
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