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Brunette Games 2X a Finalist in 2023 PocketGamer Awards


By Lisa Brunette

I'm a little late on this, as the results have been out since spring, but it's been a year, as we say, in the game industry. The exciting news is that Brunette Games snared the coveted FINALIST spot in two categories:

  1. Best Service Provider - This award is for any third-party service provider or outsourcer that supports developers in making games, whether through art, audio, trailers, UX, payment provision or other services. 
  2. Game of the Year - for the Jam City/Netflix title Wild Things: Animal Adventures. This award recognizes the finest mobile gaming experience released last year based on creativity, play mechanics, technological, artistic and aural achievement, innovation, audience engagement, and both critical and commercial success. To be eligible for this award, games must have been given a full release during 2022.

I want to personally thank all the clients who took the time to vote for us. It's been a real privilege to work with you all over the past seven years! We've put out 40+ amazing games and counting, and I look forward to many more. 


New Release! 'Kingdoms: Merge & Build' by Cherrypick Games for Apple Arcade

Welcome to the kingdom

We've been deep in development on a few subscription-based game projects, and one of those just released via Apple Arcade: Kingdoms: Merge & Build.

Having worked with awesome client Cherrypick Games since 2017, we were thrilled to support this terrific game as well, bringing our years of narrative prowess to the table on the character concepts, narrative design, and all in-game dialogue and messaging. Our voice actors also chimed in with recordings for the intro cutscene and marketing video. Shout-out to Andy Mack and Nicole Perez for their talented help!

What we love most about this game is the quirky humor: Prince Edward is a... complicated hero. He blames others for his misdeeds, seems to care more about his golden bathtub than the welfare of his people, and keeps forgetting the name of his kingdom. But will he rise to the occasion and save his father's empire from ruin? Play the game to find out!

Kingdoms Merge and Build

You can play the game for free if you're a member of Apple Arcade. Here's the official app-store description:

Enjoy a soothing merge-2 experience blended with kingdom-building gameplay in this story-rich adventure exclusive to Apple Arcade!

The kingdom needs your help! During the king's absence, a mysterious magical power destroyed the kingdom. Now it's up to Prince Edward, Desmond, Megan, and other friends to rebuild the land and restore it to its former glory. Embark on this magical adventure and unfold its mystery.

* Merge hundreds of unique items, discover new resources, use boosters, and complete tasks!

* Complete quests to progress through chapters and unlock new buildings, kingdom improvements, characters, and landmarks!

* Renovate the fallen kingdom from the old harbor and pier to the glorious castle!

* Follow the story, make new friends, and uncover the mystery!

* Participate in events, work with other players towards global goals, and get special rewards!





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And here's the promo video, voiced by our very own Nicole Perez:

Dreamslippers Series 25-75% Off in the Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale


We're pleased to announce our psychic mystery series––the Dreamslippers––is part of a sitewide mega-sale on Smashwords. It's the Summer/Winter Sale because while those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are in the midst of the summer season, our friends in the Southern Hemisphere are enjoying winter right now. 

The Dreamslippers Series, written by Brunette Games Founder Lisa Brunette, is about a family of psychics who can pick up other people's dreams and use their ability to solve crime. For this work, Brunette received three indieBRAG medallions, was a finalist for the Nancy Pearl Book Award, and was nominated for the RONE Award. The series has been praised by Kirkus Reviews, Midwest Book Review, Mystery Sequels, and others.

You can get the Dreamslippers Series on ebook at a deep discount, 25 to 75 percent off, at this link, running from July 1 to 31, 2023. No need for a coupon code or anything else; just download the book to your device to enjoy the discounted price.

About the Dreamslippers

What if you could slip into the dreams of a killer? This family of PIs can. They use their psychic dream ability to solve crimes, and that isn’t easy. Especially if you’re totally new at this.

In Cat in the Flock
Apprentice dreamslipper Cat McCormick goes undercover inside a fundamentalist church, where she looks for the truth and finds hypocrisy amidst true redemption. Read more >

In Framed and Burning
Cat and Granny Grace must find out whether or not fellow dreamslipper Mick Travers set the fire that killed an up-and-coming artist, or if something even darker is behind the arson. Read more >

In Bound to the Truth
The dreamslippers don’t quite trust their client. Did Nina Howell really fall under the spell of a domineering, conservative talk show host—as her wife claims? Read more >

PLUS explore Amazing Grace’s back story in the bonus story found ONLY in this boxed set.


You can also purchase the series in paperback via Amazon.