Yearly Archives: 2017

Nya äventyr

Nu har jag klarat av mina första tre veckor på Exertis Ztorm. Jag har fått ett vikariat på tre månader då en av deras medarbetare tyvärr är sjukskriven så jag har tagit över hens jobb som Quality Assurance Officer. Det är nytt, spännande och utmanande. Och jag älskar det.

Första dagen på jobbet möttes jag av det här, finaste kollegorna någonsin. Har aldrig blivit så fint välkomnad till en arbetsplats tidigare!

Exertis Ztorm är säkert inget företag många […]

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Nya äventyr

Nu har jag klarat av mina första tre veckor på Exertis Ztorm. Jag har fått ett vikariat på tre månader då en av deras medarbetare tyvärr är sjukskriven så jag har tagit över hens jobb som Quality Assurance Officer. Det är nytt, spännande och utmanande. Och jag älskar det.

Första dagen på jobbet möttes jag av det här, finaste kollegorna någonsin. Har aldrig blivit så fint välkomnad till en arbetsplats tidigare!

Exertis Ztorm är säkert inget företag många […]

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Game-design in practice, group post #6

Our game is about 55% complete, the only thing we are missing now is all the art content and sound. Which we are working hard on in order to get a playable game, and can start play testing. The major problem now is that the artists have to much work, we should have needed at least 2 more graphical artists. Meanwhile the artists are working hard, the programmers are adjusting and iterates everything. 

At this moment we got one graphical artist […]

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Game-design in practice, group post #6

Our game is about 55% complete, the only thing we are missing now is all the art content and sound. Which we are working hard on in order to get a playable game, and can start play testing. The major problem now is that the artists have to much work, we should have needed at least 2 more graphical artists. Meanwhile the artists are working hard, the programmers are adjusting and iterates everything. 

At this moment we got one graphical artist […]

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Game-design in practice, group post #5

What we have accomplished until now is a platform/arena where the battle will take place. The art for each player have not yet been completed to being implemented into the game, so instead we are using unities own objects. For the time being. Each player can move around and rotate with your aim/weapon. Down below you can see four players, each on have a black spot on them, that is their “weapon/aim”. Where that points, the projectiles will go.

The players […]

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Game-design in practice, group post #5

What we have accomplished until now is a platform/arena where the battle will take place. The art for each player have not yet been completed to being implemented into the game, so instead we are using unities own objects. For the time being. Each player can move around and rotate with your aim/weapon. Down below you can see four players, each on have a black spot on them, that is their “weapon/aim”. Where that points, the projectiles will go.

The players […]

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Game-design in practice, group post #4

In this post we will go through each person in the group where we individually go through these points:

Group dynamic
Have the game developed to your expectations, if yes/no – why, what did go so well? / what could had gone better?
What do you think are the risks?
If you manage to finish the game, what will it take to take it out on the market and have a successful marketing.

 
Axel
The group dynamic in our group is good and we trust each […]

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Game-design in practice, group post #4

In this post we will go through each person in the group where we individually go through these points:

Group dynamic
Have the game developed to your expectations, if yes/no – why, what did go so well? / what could had gone better?
What do you think are the risks?
If you manage to finish the game, what will it take to take it out on the market and have a successful marketing.

 
Axel
The group dynamic in our group is good and we trust each […]

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Game-design in practice, group post #3

Our group:

Group Leader / Programer : Stam Kruajan
Programmer : Joni Nikander
Programmer : Christoffer Lövdahl
Programmer : Axel Eriksson
Programmer : Robin Berneby
Graphical Artist : Stefan Strandberg

Stam Kruajan is standing for the marketing part, where we decided to go with twitter, facebook, reddit, youtube and indie blogs. Where we explain what our game is about and try to get feedback of what we can do better and if this is going to work as a successful game. We are trying to promote our […]

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Game-design in practice, group post #3

Our group:

Group Leader / Programer : Stam Kruajan
Programmer : Joni Nikander
Programmer : Christoffer Lövdahl
Programmer : Axel Eriksson
Programmer : Robin Berneby
Graphical Artist : Stefan Strandberg

Stam Kruajan is standing for the marketing part, where we decided to go with twitter, facebook, reddit, youtube and indie blogs. Where we explain what our game is about and try to get feedback of what we can do better and if this is going to work as a successful game. We are trying to promote our […]

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Game-design in practice, group post #2

The first week of the project we decided to sit down and make a plan on how to create our game, what we should include and exclude from the project. To minimize the risk of letting the project get to big so that we wont have time to finish a MVP(Minimal Viable Product). We chose to work with a tool named “KanBanFlow”, which are a method for visualizing the flow of work, in order to balance demand with available capacity and […]

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Game-design in practice, group post #2

The first week of the project we decided to sit down and make a plan on how to create our game, what we should include and exclude from the project. To minimize the risk of letting the project get to big so that we wont have time to finish a MVP(Minimal Viable Product). We chose to work with a tool named “KanBanFlow”, which are a method for visualizing the flow of work, in order to balance demand with available capacity and […]

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Game-design in practice, group post #1

We have gotten an assignment where we have to make a product and have a succeeding marketing so you can sell it to an audience. As a group we decided to make a 2D game with a isometric camera view, a twin stick shooter game in a arena setting with different game modes(capture the flag, battle royal etc.). The genre of the game would be pixel like with a steampunk theme to it. 
Our group contains a total of 6 members, […]

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Game-design in practice, group post #1

We have gotten an assignment where we have to make a product and have a succeeding marketing so you can sell it to an audience. As a group we decided to make a 2D game with a isometric camera view, a twin stick shooter game in a arena setting with different game modes(capture the flag, battle royal etc.). The genre of the game would be pixel like with a steampunk theme to it. 
Our group contains a total of 6 members, […]

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Lighting for Health Revision

During the development of Four Days Before School I worked on using lighting to represent the amount of health the player had. The decision to use lighting for health was made because we had one programmer and two artists, so since we would have more man hours for graphics work, we wanted to focus on the aesthetic and atmosphere of the game and chose a concept based on that. Since the game depicted a child dreaming, the idea of using […]

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Lighting for Health Revision

During the development of Four Days Before School I worked on using lighting to represent the amount of health the player had. The decision to use lighting for health was made because we had one programmer and two artists, so since we would have more man hours for graphics work, we wanted to focus on the aesthetic and atmosphere of the game and chose a concept based on that. Since the game depicted a child dreaming, the idea of using […]

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Update Your Avatar on WordPress.com

We’ve given one of our favorite features a boost! You can now manage your profile photo, or avatar, right on WordPress.com. This avatar, powered by a service called Gravatar, is the image that represents you online — a thumbnail that appears next to your name when you interact on blogs and websites. With this recently refined feature, you can upload, edit, and update your avatar at wordpress.com/me.
Your avatar shows up in many places on WordPress.com. For example, you’ll […]

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Update Your Avatar on WordPress.com

We’ve given one of our favorite features a boost! You can now manage your profile photo, or avatar, right on WordPress.com. This avatar, powered by a service called Gravatar, is the image that represents you online — a thumbnail that appears next to your name when you interact on blogs and websites. With this recently refined feature, you can upload, edit, and update your avatar at wordpress.com/me.
Your avatar shows up in many places on WordPress.com. For example, you’ll […]

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A New Media Picker for the iOS WordPress App

Sometimes it’s the extra touches that make all the difference; on your website, that’s the photos and video that give your content life.
You asked for streamlined access to your media library and the camera and photos on your device, to make uploading and inserting photos and videos easier. We hear you loud and clear! A freshly-updated media picker is now available in version 8.5 of the WordPress app for iOS.
What’s New
The new media picker was designed to allow quicker […]

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A New Media Picker for the iOS WordPress App

Sometimes it’s the extra touches that make all the difference; on your website, that’s the photos and video that give your content life.
You asked for streamlined access to your media library and the camera and photos on your device, to make uploading and inserting photos and videos easier. We hear you loud and clear! A freshly-updated media picker is now available in version 8.5 of the WordPress app for iOS.
What’s New
The new media picker was designed to allow quicker […]

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City builders: Zeus/Poseidon

During this summer I only had the access to my laptop for most of the time. Unfortunately, it’s too much of a toaster to play any serious games for too long, so instead, I played some of my guilty pleasure games from the days bygone. Since the guilty pleasure I picked for my summer activity were old city building games, I decided to take some nice screenshots and write a couple of blog posts about these games.
So, to start this […]

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City builders: Zeus/Poseidon

During this summer I only had the access to my laptop for most of the time. Unfortunately, it’s too much of a toaster to play any serious games for too long, so instead, I played some of my guilty pleasure games from the days bygone. Since the guilty pleasure I picked for my summer activity were old city building games, I decided to take some nice screenshots and write a couple of blog posts about these games.
So, to start this […]

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The Stream Scheme

At the time of writing this post I am now a third year student, things have gotten a little bit more serious and we have been tasked with developing a product for a specific target audience with a final goal of releasing the product. The idea is that after this course we’ll have learned how to market ourselves as well as our product and of course, the importance of finding an audience that is actually into whatever it is you’re […]

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The Stream Scheme

At the time of writing this post I am now a third year student, things have gotten a little bit more serious and we have been tasked with developing a product for a specific target audience with a final goal of releasing the product. The idea is that after this course we’ll have learned how to market ourselves as well as our product and of course, the importance of finding an audience that is actually into whatever it is you’re […]

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