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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 #6 Comment

Hi Siri!
First of all, I really like how you were able to recognize your mistakes and find something positive about them, like the confusion regarding navigation through the level. I have also enjoyed the fact that you were able to bring in the MDA in to the picture, as I occasionally found it difficult to do it myself. Being a member of a small team myself, I can relate to the section were you mentioned the importance roles and responsibilities. […]

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Blog #6 Comment

Hi Siri!
First of all, I really like how you were able to recognize your mistakes and find something positive about them, like the confusion regarding navigation through the level. I have also enjoyed the fact that you were able to bring in the MDA in to the picture, as I occasionally found it difficult to do it myself. Being a member of a small team myself, I can relate to the section were you mentioned the importance roles and responsibilities. […]

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Blog #6 The Postmortem

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

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 #5 Comment

Hi Alec!
I’d like to start by saying that I can really relate to your post. In my group the situation with playtesting was reversed, as we were in need of extra time during the Alpha playtesting, while we were fairly prepared for the Beta playtest. Playtesting doesn’t always serve it’s purpose when the product isn’t quite ready yet, and it can be very frustrating when you know you won’t be getting the feedback you’d hope for because of this.
Outside of […]

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Blog #5 Comment

Hi Alec!
I’d like to start by saying that I can really relate to your post. In my group the situation with playtesting was reversed, as we were in need of extra time during the Alpha playtesting, while we were fairly prepared for the Beta playtest. Playtesting doesn’t always serve it’s purpose when the product isn’t quite ready yet, and it can be very frustrating when you know you won’t be getting the feedback you’d hope for because of this.
Outside of […]

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Blog #5 Playtesting

In this blog post I will cover my experiences with both playtesting sessions of Into the fog.
Firstly, I am very grateful that we got an opportunity to conduct playtesting during the course, however I believe that making it mandatory isn’t the greatest idea. Because of it’s small size, my group has run into many obstacles during the early stages of development, most of which were code-related. Unfortunately we have arrived to the Alpha playtesting with the bare minimum amount features […]

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Blog #5 Playtesting

In this blog post I will cover my experiences with both playtesting sessions of Into the fog.
Firstly, I am very grateful that we got an opportunity to conduct playtesting during the course, however I believe that making it mandatory isn’t the greatest idea. Because of it’s small size, my group has run into many obstacles during the early stages of development, most of which were code-related. Unfortunately we have arrived to the Alpha playtesting with the bare minimum amount features […]

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Blog #4 The cutscene

In this post I will be covering my process of creating art for the final cutscene for Into the fog. Since we are a small group with only one artist, I have decided to help out with drawing illustrations to maximize team efficiency.
In the beginning, to speed up the drawing process I began by browsing through my folder of concept arts which I usually use for inspiration, however this time I decided to use a technique common among concept artists, […]

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Blog #4 The cutscene

In this post I will be covering my process of creating art for the final cutscene for Into the fog. Since we are a small group with only one artist, I have decided to help out with drawing illustrations to maximize team efficiency.
In the beginning, to speed up the drawing process I began by browsing through my folder of concept arts which I usually use for inspiration, however this time I decided to use a technique common among concept artists, […]

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Blog #4 comment

Hi Anton!
I understand your concerns with leaving the island during such and important moment, it’s not exactly a dream come true for someone responsible for the team, nonetheless I can tell you have prepared well. Letting your team know about your departure a month before it happened was very wise, preventing any bad surprises. In my opinion allocating some of the responsibilities among the lead roles was a great idea, since it not only took some of the weight off […]

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Blog #4 comment

Hi Anton!
I understand your concerns with leaving the island during such and important moment, it’s not exactly a dream come true for someone responsible for the team, nonetheless I can tell you have prepared well. Letting your team know about your departure a month before it happened was very wise, preventing any bad surprises. In my opinion allocating some of the responsibilities among the lead roles was a great idea, since it not only took some of the weight off […]

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Blog #3 comment

To begin with, I find that your post is very straight forward, and there isn’t really much I’m able to comment on. I enjoyed the fact that you have bothered to explain the basics of Scrum, as proper explanations are something I have definitely missed in my own posts. Also, I can very well understand the confusion regarding using a new framework, as we’ve been thrown into it without having a course dedicated to it, or even at least a […]

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Blog #3 comment

To begin with, I find that your post is very straight forward, and there isn’t really much I’m able to comment on. I enjoyed the fact that you have bothered to explain the basics of Scrum, as proper explanations are something I have definitely missed in my own posts. Also, I can very well understand the confusion regarding using a new framework, as we’ve been thrown into it without having a course dedicated to it, or even at least a […]

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Blog #2 comment

I’m gonna start by saying that it’s a very interesting choice of topic. Being responsible for sound in my project, and having a little bit of experience with it in the past I know exactly how important it is to put in the time and effort if you want the game to feel as good as possible. I also understand how tedious and boring it can be, though I never had to mix the sounds within code (not for long).
When […]

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Blog #2 comment

I’m gonna start by saying that it’s a very interesting choice of topic. Being responsible for sound in my project, and having a little bit of experience with it in the past I know exactly how important it is to put in the time and effort if you want the game to feel as good as possible. I also understand how tedious and boring it can be, though I never had to mix the sounds within code (not for long).
When […]

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Blog #1 comment

First of all, a great post! You seem to care a lot for proper preparation and team feedback before any works gets done, which is definitely a big plus for your group. I really enjoyed the overview of your key features, and it’s a really interesting example that you have used as well. Breaking down artifacts into smaller components seems like a great way to reduce possibility of miscommunication/misunderstanding, and I will definitely try it out as well.
The writing is […]

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Blog #1 comment

First of all, a great post! You seem to care a lot for proper preparation and team feedback before any works gets done, which is definitely a big plus for your group. I really enjoyed the overview of your key features, and it’s a really interesting example that you have used as well. Breaking down artifacts into smaller components seems like a great way to reduce possibility of miscommunication/misunderstanding, and I will definitely try it out as well.
The writing is […]

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Blog #3 SCRUM

In this blog I will cover my personal approach to Scrum throughout the duration of my project, as well as negative aspects of using it without proper expertise, experience and environment.
To begin with, I’d like to say that I am very happy that Scrum is becoming so popular within the game development industry, and also that it’s a part of the curriculum here, at Uppsala University Campus Gotland. Scrum can be very beneficial if understood and used properly, as it […]

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Blog #3 SCRUM

In this blog I will cover my personal approach to Scrum throughout the duration of my project, as well as negative aspects of using it without proper expertise, experience and environment.
To begin with, I’d like to say that I am very happy that Scrum is becoming so popular within the game development industry, and also that it’s a part of the curriculum here, at Uppsala University Campus Gotland. Scrum can be very beneficial if understood and used properly, as it […]

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Blog #2 The Alpha presentation

In this blog post I’m going to cover my process of creating the alpha presentation of our current project – Umibōzu.
Before I opened PowerPoint to begin drafting the presentation, I decided to first go through the Scrum document, which I have mentioned in my previous blog entry. I did this to refresh my memory of what the group has done so far, and what is still ahead of us in the upcoming weeks.
After restoring my memory of the last few […]

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Blog #2 The Alpha presentation

In this blog post I’m going to cover my process of creating the alpha presentation of our current project – Umibōzu.
Before I opened PowerPoint to begin drafting the presentation, I decided to first go through the Scrum document, which I have mentioned in my previous blog entry. I did this to refresh my memory of what the group has done so far, and what is still ahead of us in the upcoming weeks.
After restoring my memory of the last few […]

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