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Who Are We?

Industry Veterans with a Passion for Fun

After 13 years of art directing original IP titles at Naughty Dog, Bob Rafei founded BRB in 2009 with Jeff Lander with the mission of creating great character action games. We have brought together a collection of talented game industry veterans from Naughty Dog, Heavy Iron, Luxo Flux and High Impact Games to develop engaging games through fun gameplay mechanics, fluid character performance, highly polished art direction and strong narrative.

Prior Clients and Partners

Daydream View Original IP Exclusive Launch Title.

When the world is in danger, the people turn to a hero. Entrusted with the mythical gun Angelheart, you must take down the villainous Gold Smoke and his dastardly gang. Do you have what it takes to become The Arcslinger?

  • An original story and universe exclusively on Daydream
  • Discover dozens of Arcs and sling them to unleash incredible powers
  • 15 levels of first-person shooter VR fun
  • Become a master gunslinger as you fight your way to saving the world
  • Featuring the voice talents of Nolan North, Jessica DiCicco, Roger Craig Smith, and Jason Spisak

News

Latest happenings from the Button

The Arcslinger – Press Release

The Arcslinger – Launch Trailer (OFFICIAL)

The Arcslinger – Announcement Trailer (OFFICIAL)

The Arcslinger is Coming

Allegiant VR now on Steam

Allegiant VR: Allegiant VR 360 capture

John Wick VR: Chapter One

Sonic Boom E3 2014 trailer

Gamasutra Sonic Boom Interview

Behind the scenes of Sonic Boom

NOW HIRING

We are looking for you!

Overview

Big Red Button is composed of industry veteran game developers focused on delivering authentic gaming experiences that are as fun to watch as they are to play.

Our studio in Southern California is seeking up-and-coming staffers to work on an “unannounced” project.

OPEN POSITIONS

SENIOR PROGRAMMER

We’re looking for a highly talented and motivated Senior Programmer who will lead a growing team for high fidelity VR and AR game experiences.

LIGHTING ARTIST

We're looking for a talented lighting artist to light our high quality game environments.

SENIOR MOCAP ANIMATOR

BRB is looking for a talented and experienced senior 3D character animator to join our veteran team developing an original and iconic IPs for premium VR.

The Team

Making games fun and awesome!

BOB RAFEI

FOUNDER, CEO & VISUAL DIRECTOR

Bob started his game development career in 1994 on SNES and Genesis titles. He was Naughty Dog’s first employee as Art and Animation Director for the Crash Bandicoot series, Jak & Daxter series, and Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. He has served as advisory board member to Game Developers Conference (GDC, 2002-‘11), Game Developer Choice Awards, One Big Game, and continues to lead The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences’ Best Art Direction & Animation panels.  Bob has guest lectured at the Game Developers Conference, USC School of Cinema & Gnomon School of VFX, and guest written for Animation Magazine and Animation World Network. Some of his non-gaming credits include album cover illustration for A&M Records, and inclusion in Society of Illustrators annual #35. He is a ’91 BFA graduate in Illustration from Parson’s School of Design, NYC. Bob founded BRB in 2009 with Jeff Lander with the mission to create unique character based game titles.

  • The Arcslinger (2016), Google
  • The Allegiant VR Experience (2016), Lionsgate
  • Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (2014), Sega
  • Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune (2007), SCEA
  • Jak X: Combat Racing (2005), SCEA
  • Jak 3 (2004), SCEA
  • Jak II (2003), SCEA
  • Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy (2001), SCEE
  • Crash Team Racing (1999), SCEA
  • Crash Bandicoot: Warped (1998), SCEE
  • Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (1997), SCEA
  • Crash Bandicoot (1996), SCEA
  • Star Trek: Generations – Beyond the Nexus (1994), Absolute Entertainment, Inc.

JEFF LANDER

FOUNDER, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR & LEAD ENGINEER

Jeff has been programming since 1992 for games, television, and film. He has worked on many interactive 3D projects for a variety of clients including nVidia, Rhythm & Hues Studios, Sony, Ion Storm, Exakt Entertainment, EA, Luxoflux, and Activision. Jeff has developed game engines designed for first person shooters, third person character driven action titles, outdoor based terrain systems, and continuously streaming open world game engines. He has specialized in advanced graphic engines emphasizing real-time character animation, physics and dynamic simulation, as well as custom tools for audio and video processing. He also wrote the monthly Graphic Content column for Game Developer Magazine from 1998-2001, co-founded the Game Technology Seminars, and has edited several game programmer books.

  • The Arcslinger (2016), Google
  • The Allegiant VR Experience (2016), Lionsgate
  • God of War III, PS4 Remastered (2015), SCEA
  • Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (2014), Sega
  • LMNO” (2008/Unreleased), Electronic Arts, Inc.
  • True Crime: New York City (2005), Activision Publishing, Inc.
  • Shrek 2 (2004), Activision Publishing, Inc.
  • True Crime: Streets of LA (2003), Activision Publishing, Inc.
  • Anachronox (2001), Eidos Interactive Ltd.
  • Supercar Street Challenge (2001), Activision Publishing, Inc.
  • Dark Reign: The Future of War (1997), Activision, Inc.

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