Brian K. Applegate


Other Design & Programming

This is a Skyrim Mod I created in the Creation Kit called Undead Illusion.

This is a Unreal Engine 4 Blueprint System I created called Mirror Symmetry Mode.

Research and Writing

Visit my Gamasutra blog to see my past blogs.

How To Handle Sprint PlanningMansion Raid Postmortem


This is a Thesis I wrote covering how developers apply user feedback. I construct a generic flow that all teams I interviewed follow. This is the culmination of interviewing 10 different studios and 1 year worth of researching/editing.

Game Design

This is a paper I wrote on designing games for eSports. It outlines key factors and attributes of eSports games that make them successful. Lastly, it provides insight as to why the specific attributes are necessary in eSports games.


Trust is the foundation for successful teams. This is a research paper I wrote on leadership style and team trust. Using data I collected on one of my teams, I examine the correlations of leadership style and team trust. 


This is a paper I wrote on the importance of communication in today’s software industry. In the paper I compare the communication methods from 4 different books. The books are Mythical Man Month, Rapid Development, Agile Software Development with Scrum, and Agile Project Management with Scrum.