Randy Varnell
Gearbox Software

Borderlands 3 Narrative: Conducting the Poop Train and Writing the Wrongs!

Randy Varnell is the Director of Creative Development for Gearbox Software. That’s a big fancy title that just means he gets to work with some amazing writers and creators to help develop the worlds and stories for Gearbox projects. He’s worked on Borderlands and Brothers in Arms, and was creative director on Battleborn. Randy has worked in software development for 25 years, designing and developing software for companies like Macromedia, Ensemble Studios, and MumboJumbo.

 

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Borderlands is one of the top FPS franchises of all time, and the originator of the shooter-looter genre. Join Gearbox Director of Creative Development Randy Varnell as he shares strategy and anecdotes about how his team built the story for Borderlands 3, how they survived release and critical reviews, and how they are applying lessons learned to adjust course for the future!

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