Yearly Archives: 2017

City builders: Pharaoh/Cleopatra

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Next stop on our journey through time is Pharaoh from 1999. In this game, you become the administrator of various cities in ancient Egypt. This is the 4th game in the series made by Impression Games and published by Sierra Entertainment. This game also has an expansion called Cleopatra: Queen of the Nile that brought in some interesting monument projects […]

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Program: Game Design

City builders: Pharaoh/Cleopatra

Note: To see the screenshots properly you have to enlarge the whole page. Free WordPress doesn’t allow enlarging images separately, unfortunately.
Next stop on our journey through time is Pharaoh from 1999. In this game, you become the administrator of various cities in ancient Egypt. This is the 4th game in the series made by Impression Games and published by Sierra Entertainment. This game also has an expansion called Cleopatra: Queen of the Nile that brought in some interesting monument projects […]

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Program: Game Design

Photos from the Alumni Days 2017

The recorded lectures are made available on our YouTube-channel!
X-Mas Dinosaur knew what was up!
Our new Head of Department Magnus Johansson and his spruce mustache opened the event.
Eat Create Sleep’s Martin Greip gave the first presentation; an intimate talk about mental health and the risks of building your personal identity on the work that you do. It’s about the myths of creativity, about self-care in the creative industries, and about maturing professionally.“Suffering isn’t […]

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Photos from the Alumni Days 2017

The recorded lectures are made available on our YouTube-channel!
X-Mas Dinosaur knew what was up!
Our new Head of Department Magnus Johansson and his spruce mustache opened the event.
Eat Create Sleep’s Martin Greip gave the first presentation; an intimate talk about mental health and the risks of building your personal identity on the work that you do. It’s about the myths of creativity, about self-care in the creative industries, and about maturing professionally.“Suffering isn’t […]

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Managing Your Blog On a Mobile Device

Have you given the WordPress mobile apps a try lately? We’ve been working hard to make sure our iOS and Android apps are simple to use and have the features you need to blog right from your phone or tablet. Here are a few recent additions and updates that make blogging on the go easier:
Add Categories and Tags
Before publishing a blog post, you can add categories and tags right in the app’s post editor. To add categories and […]

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Program: Graphics

Managing Your Blog On a Mobile Device

Have you given the WordPress mobile apps a try lately? We’ve been working hard to make sure our iOS and Android apps are simple to use and have the features you need to blog right from your phone or tablet. Here are a few recent additions and updates that make blogging on the go easier:
Add Categories and Tags
Before publishing a blog post, you can add categories and tags right in the app’s post editor. To add categories and […]

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Program: Graphics

New Premium Themes: Small Business and Photo Blog

Today we’re excited to announce two new premium themes: Small Business and Photo Blog.
Small Business
Small Business is a new premium theme for your entrepreneurial endeavors. At an introductory price of just $5 (or free with the Premium or Business plans), it’s a worthwhile investment for your business.

We know that running a business is no small task, which is why Small Business includes comprehensive video instructions for its key features so you can get your business’ […]

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Program: Graphics

New Premium Themes: Small Business and Photo Blog

Today we’re excited to announce two new premium themes: Small Business and Photo Blog.
Small Business
Small Business is a new premium theme for your entrepreneurial endeavors. At an introductory price of just $5 (or free with the Premium or Business plans), it’s a worthwhile investment for your business.

We know that running a business is no small task, which is why Small Business includes comprehensive video instructions for its key features so you can get your business’ […]

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Program: Graphics

Updated Privacy Policy

As part of our commitment to privacy and transparency, we’re updating our Privacy Policy. We want to give you more information about how we collect and use personal information — in a more organized and readable format.
“Your privacy is critically important to us.” These are the first words of our Privacy Policy, and words we live by when designing and building our products.
Here are some of the updates you’ll see:

We split the Privacy Policy up into sections titled: Information […]

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Program: Programming

Updated Privacy Policy

As part of our commitment to privacy and transparency, we’re updating our Privacy Policy. We want to give you more information about how we collect and use personal information — in a more organized and readable format.
“Your privacy is critically important to us.” These are the first words of our Privacy Policy, and words we live by when designing and building our products.
Here are some of the updates you’ll see:

We split the Privacy Policy up into sections titled: Information […]

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Program: Programming

Alumni Days 2017

These are the Alumni Days for the Department of Game Design. Our amazing former students returns for three days at the end of every year, to share their experiences and insights.
You are welcome to drop in to any talk – we are in the Almedalen Library. Full program available here:
Alumni Days 2017 program

EDIT: (most) presentations are now available on our YouTube-channel!
Have you studied here? Join the Uppsala University Alumn Network. Also consider joining the Facebook

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Alumni Days 2017

These are the Alumni Days for the Department of Game Design. Our amazing former students returns for three days at the end of every year, to share their experiences and insights.
You are welcome to drop in to any talk – we are in the Almedalen Library. Full program available here:
Alumni Days 2017 program

EDIT: (most) presentations are now available on our YouTube-channel!
Have you studied here? Join the Uppsala University Alumn Network. Also consider joining the Facebook

December 04, 2017 / Comments Off on Alumni Days 2017

How my rulebook for a board game would look like.

The latest assignment that we have been working on in our course was to create a board game. This task, naturally, included the production of some sort of manual for the players to be able to play without an instructor.
Now, when it comes to writing the rules, I remember this part as being the weakest point of our blitz-workshops during the first year. And after I checked some manuals written by other groups for our current project, I felt happy […]

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Program: Game Design

How my rulebook for a board game would look like.

The latest assignment that we have been working on in our course was to create a board game. This task, naturally, included the production of some sort of manual for the players to be able to play without an instructor.
Now, when it comes to writing the rules, I remember this part as being the weakest point of our blitz-workshops during the first year. And after I checked some manuals written by other groups for our current project, I felt happy […]

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Program: Game Design

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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Program: Programming

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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Program: Programming

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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Program: Programming

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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Program: Programming

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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Program: Programming

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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Program: Programming