Monthly Archives: May 2018

Front page news!

Not only are we in the local newspaper – we are on the front page of the local newspaper. Pick up a copy of Gotland Allehanda and read all about the conference and our game educations.
There are now 502 attendees registered. Get your own visitors ticket (pay what you want), and come play our games 5-6th of June, at Wisby Strand.
“Sharks and friend support in the student games”, Gotlands Allehanda 2018-05-31

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Front page news!

Not only are we in the local newspaper – we are on the front page of the local newspaper. Pick up a copy of Gotland Allehanda and read all about the conference and our game educations.
There are now 502 attendees registered. Get your own visitors ticket (pay what you want), and come play our games 5-6th of June, at Wisby Strand.
“Sharks and friend support in the student games”, Gotlands Allehanda 2018-05-31

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Our students were on TV!

… and on the radio, and in the local papers.
As much as GGC is the university’s conference, it’s also the island’s. Every year we throw our doors open to the people of Gotland so they can see what we get up to. And, as part of this, we invite the local media to come and talk to our students.
We were graced with 3 reporters, and coverage of the conference and our, frankly, brilliant students.
We’re 7 days […]

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Our students were on TV!

… and on the radio, and in the local papers.
As much as GGC is the university’s conference, it’s also the island’s. Every year we throw our doors open to the people of Gotland so they can see what we get up to. And, as part of this, we invite the local media to come and talk to our students.
We were graced with 3 reporters, and coverage of the conference and our, frankly, brilliant students.
We’re 7 days […]

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Blog Post 6. New.

It has been very fun to work with my group and to make assets for the game.
I am not so glad with the end result of the project. Our lead programmer has left the course and we had already over scoped the game before that happened so as a result many assets which were ready to be implemented into the final game were left out. This included the boss, the boss environment, all animations and 2 more enemy types and […]

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Program: Graphics

Blog Post 6. New.

It has been very fun to work with my group and to make assets for the game.
I am not so glad with the end result of the project. Our lead programmer has left the course and we had already over scoped the game before that happened so as a result many assets which were ready to be implemented into the final game were left out. This included the boss, the boss environment, all animations and 2 more enemy types and […]

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Program: Graphics

The Project Starts

Group Raksasha chose “Fear is in me” as their project and it will be their first attempt to make a digital game until now. The story of the game is about a small girl who is having nightmares every night and her nightmares come true at some point. They chase her all the time and now it’s our job to save her. From the design decisions that the group made, they all came to the conclusion of not providing her […]

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The Project Starts

Group Raksasha chose “Fear is in me” as their project and it will be their first attempt to make a digital game until now. The story of the game is about a small girl who is having nightmares every night and her nightmares come true at some point. They chase her all the time and now it’s our job to save her. From the design decisions that the group made, they all came to the conclusion of not providing her […]

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Blog #6 The postmortem 2

After all these weeks of stress and hard work, the project has finally come to an end. In my final blog post I will cover what both the team and me individually have learned throughout the development process of Into the fog.
Where to begin? At the beginning! Very early into the project during a design meeting the group had a discussion about scoping. We have chosen a concept document of Umibozu, as we believed it was designed with small teams […]

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Blog #6 The postmortem 2

After all these weeks of stress and hard work, the project has finally come to an end. In my final blog post I will cover what both the team and me individually have learned throughout the development process of Into the fog.
Where to begin? At the beginning! Very early into the project during a design meeting the group had a discussion about scoping. We have chosen a concept document of Umibozu, as we believed it was designed with small teams […]

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Blog 3 Redux: Scrumroll Please

While working on the game “Aetherial,” my group and I are applying the development framework known as Scrum. Before I began this course, I didn’t even know what Scrum was, let alone how to apply it. Fortunately, it is fairly easy to grasp.
The bread and butter of Scrum is the “Product Backlog.” A product backlog is where everything that needs to be included in the game to create a ‘minimal viable product’ is placed and organized based on things such […]

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Blog 3 Redux: Scrumroll Please

While working on the game “Aetherial,” my group and I are applying the development framework known as Scrum. Before I began this course, I didn’t even know what Scrum was, let alone how to apply it. Fortunately, it is fairly easy to grasp.
The bread and butter of Scrum is the “Product Backlog.” A product backlog is where everything that needs to be included in the game to create a ‘minimal viable product’ is placed and organized based on things such […]

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Blog 6 Redux: I’ll Kick the Spear Habit This Time. Honest.

After a period of ten weeks where a fair few felt like days and months at the same time, Archon completed the game “Aetherial.”
What is Aetherial?
Aetherial (or rather, Group Archon’s interpretation of Aetherial) is a 2D shoot ’em up where the player flies through the sky in an airship. The player can fire a harpoon as a normal attack, but may use the limited “Aether” available to them for two special abilites. They can fire homing missiles that return to […]

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Blog 6 Redux: I’ll Kick the Spear Habit This Time. Honest.

After a period of ten weeks where a fair few felt like days and months at the same time, Archon completed the game “Aetherial.”
What is Aetherial?
Aetherial (or rather, Group Archon’s interpretation of Aetherial) is a 2D shoot ’em up where the player flies through the sky in an airship. The player can fire a harpoon as a normal attack, but may use the limited “Aether” available to them for two special abilites. They can fire homing missiles that return to […]

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Comment #6 Jan Plähn

Link to post:
http://gotlandblogblog.blogspot.se/2018/03/beelonging-postmortem_20.html
Comment:
Hi Jan,
Glad to hear you guys had team spirit! This is a great blog post that takes the reader on a journey through the final results of your game, and I’m glad to read that you had a lot of things working for your group, as well as for your game. I played your game, and I never noticed that the level was generic, nor did I care that much about the music being the same. […]

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Comment #6 Jan Plähn

Link to post:
http://gotlandblogblog.blogspot.se/2018/03/beelonging-postmortem_20.html
Comment:
Hi Jan,
Glad to hear you guys had team spirit! This is a great blog post that takes the reader on a journey through the final results of your game, and I’m glad to read that you had a lot of things working for your group, as well as for your game. I played your game, and I never noticed that the level was generic, nor did I care that much about the music being the same. […]

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Program: Programming

Comment #5 Fredrik Lövlie

Link to post:
https://lovliegamedesign.wordpress.com/2018/03/08/the-importance-of-playtesting/
 
Comment:
This is a very clear blogpost on the benefits of playtesting. I also very much enjoy that you explain that playtesting is positive if you let your ego down and enter it with an open mind. The post also explains very well the type of criticism that you guys received during your playtest, such as the movement of your main character and using one of your buttons as a spam, both of which are criticism that […]

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Comment #5 Fredrik Lövlie

Link to post:
https://lovliegamedesign.wordpress.com/2018/03/08/the-importance-of-playtesting/
 
Comment:
This is a very clear blogpost on the benefits of playtesting. I also very much enjoy that you explain that playtesting is positive if you let your ego down and enter it with an open mind. The post also explains very well the type of criticism that you guys received during your playtest, such as the movement of your main character and using one of your buttons as a spam, both of which are criticism that […]

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Comment #4 Fredrik Lindsten

Link to post:
https://frli0438.wordpress.com/2018/02/27/checkpoints/
Comment:
This is a very detailed and interesting post with good English and even better information for future students.
After reading this, I must say, as a programming student, that it sounds like there was a whole lot of coding going on to achieve this animation sequence in your game. You share very good information that is easy to read and gives a great idea of how to achieve a the programming sequence and features to achieve the […]

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Comment #4 Fredrik Lindsten

Link to post:
https://frli0438.wordpress.com/2018/02/27/checkpoints/
Comment:
This is a very detailed and interesting post with good English and even better information for future students.
After reading this, I must say, as a programming student, that it sounds like there was a whole lot of coding going on to achieve this animation sequence in your game. You share very good information that is easy to read and gives a great idea of how to achieve a the programming sequence and features to achieve the […]

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Comment #3 Jad Masri

You can find the link to the blog post down below:
https://jadmasri.wordpress.com/2018/02/22/working-with-scrum/
Comment:
Its fascinating how different your Scrum planning worked for you, compared to my experiences.
This post gives a great, basic idea of what scrum is and how it has helped your group, but for me, the scrum effect did not really kick in until around the beginning of the Alpha week, and now it helps me more than ever. Therefore, it’s quite fascinating to read how you, as an […]

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Comment #3 Jad Masri

You can find the link to the blog post down below:
https://jadmasri.wordpress.com/2018/02/22/working-with-scrum/
Comment:
Its fascinating how different your Scrum planning worked for you, compared to my experiences.
This post gives a great, basic idea of what scrum is and how it has helped your group, but for me, the scrum effect did not really kick in until around the beginning of the Alpha week, and now it helps me more than ever. Therefore, it’s quite fascinating to read how you, as an […]

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Comment #2 Mattias Ramkvist

You can find the blog post below:
https://rasagameengine.wordpress.com/2018/02/08/5sd064-enemy-movement-visualization/comment-page-1/#comment-16
Hi Rasa,
It’s always fun to learn more about different movements that you kan program through Unity, and this seems to be an exciting and unique way to program an enemy that circles around the player. Outside of that, you are giving clear information on what you are working on in Unity. It is great that you know of Gizmo, as that is something that I have recently discovered as well, and it’s […]

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Comment #2 Mattias Ramkvist

You can find the blog post below:
https://rasagameengine.wordpress.com/2018/02/08/5sd064-enemy-movement-visualization/comment-page-1/#comment-16
Hi Rasa,
It’s always fun to learn more about different movements that you kan program through Unity, and this seems to be an exciting and unique way to program an enemy that circles around the player. Outside of that, you are giving clear information on what you are working on in Unity. It is great that you know of Gizmo, as that is something that I have recently discovered as well, and it’s […]

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