Samuel Gordon is creating video games and virtual reality experiences
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Hello! I'm Samuel Gordon, an independent game developer currently working on my first title, 'Sentenced', a Virtual Reality game of justice, guilt, death, and redemption set in the divine drama of 17th century public execution. What does it mean to become an agent of authority? 

A bit about me: Up until last year I was a Visual Effects artist with eight years of experience making movies. Having cut my teeth in the world of corporate entertainment, my urge to go indie finally overwhelmed me, and I decided that the time to strike out on my own had come.

I want to make stuff I care about. I believe that the best art exposes our inner lives and vulnerabilities, becoming a lens through which others can find truths about our shared humanity in the same way they view it themselves; as an emotional and complex individual.

My first game is on the subject of obedience to authority. As a second generation descendant of German-born Jewish refugees, I wanted to better understand how tragedies such as the Holocaust, which claimed the lives of millions between 1933 and 1945, could happen. As the social psychologist Stanley Milgram put it, "It is only the man living in isolation who is not forced to respond, through submission or defiance, to the commands of others". It therefore seems vital to try and understand the dynamics of the power structures we live in, if our society is to become more humane. My first game is an exploration on this theme.

I really hope you'll join me as I aim to finish Sentenced, and to figure out what comes next!

Here's what you can expect from my Patreon page if you join me:

- Development and process-related video streams and blogging.
- Articles about my process and influences.
- Rough drafts and works-in-progress.
- A dump for any other random creative micro-projects I might embark upon.

In return, the money you patronize(is that correct?) me with will go towards improving my game through the noble means of keeping me fed and housed.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, and I hope you will join me on my journey!

Tiers
Peasant
$1 or more per month

You'll get: 

  • Access to my Patreon-only posts and streams
Merchant
$2 or more per month

A step up the medieval status ladder! You'll get: 

  • Access to my Patreon-only posts and streams
  • Your name in the credits of Sentenced
Executioner
$50 or more per month

 You're a head and shoulders above the rest.... bit of gallows humour for you.

  • Access to my Patreon-only posts and streams
  • Your name in the credits of 'Sentenced'
  • My undying love and gratitude
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Meeting this goal would be... wow. It would actually indicate that I have support! I would be absolutely thrilled, but what else could I do? More posts that's for sure.
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Hello! I'm Samuel Gordon, an independent game developer currently working on my first title, 'Sentenced', a Virtual Reality game of justice, guilt, death, and redemption set in the divine drama of 17th century public execution. What does it mean to become an agent of authority? 

A bit about me: Up until last year I was a Visual Effects artist with eight years of experience making movies. Having cut my teeth in the world of corporate entertainment, my urge to go indie finally overwhelmed me, and I decided that the time to strike out on my own had come.

I want to make stuff I care about. I believe that the best art exposes our inner lives and vulnerabilities, becoming a lens through which others can find truths about our shared humanity in the same way they view it themselves; as an emotional and complex individual.

My first game is on the subject of obedience to authority. As a second generation descendant of German-born Jewish refugees, I wanted to better understand how tragedies such as the Holocaust, which claimed the lives of millions between 1933 and 1945, could happen. As the social psychologist Stanley Milgram put it, "It is only the man living in isolation who is not forced to respond, through submission or defiance, to the commands of others". It therefore seems vital to try and understand the dynamics of the power structures we live in, if our society is to become more humane. My first game is an exploration on this theme.

I really hope you'll join me as I aim to finish Sentenced, and to figure out what comes next!

Here's what you can expect from my Patreon page if you join me:

- Development and process-related video streams and blogging.
- Articles about my process and influences.
- Rough drafts and works-in-progress.
- A dump for any other random creative micro-projects I might embark upon.

In return, the money you patronize(is that correct?) me with will go towards improving my game through the noble means of keeping me fed and housed.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, and I hope you will join me on my journey!

Recent posts by Samuel Gordon

Tiers
Peasant
$1 or more per month

You'll get: 

  • Access to my Patreon-only posts and streams
Merchant
$2 or more per month

A step up the medieval status ladder! You'll get: 

  • Access to my Patreon-only posts and streams
  • Your name in the credits of Sentenced
Executioner
$50 or more per month

 You're a head and shoulders above the rest.... bit of gallows humour for you.

  • Access to my Patreon-only posts and streams
  • Your name in the credits of 'Sentenced'
  • My undying love and gratitude