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Game Design journal 6 – 2nd attempt

Mikael Ferroukhi
Date: 22/05/18
Throughout this entire course there has been quite a lot of work and emotions that I have been through with my team, and this come both from the excitement and the fear of producing our first game: will it be good enough? will it look like what we want it to? will it be fun???
All of these questions that can’t really be answered until the final moment when the game is released which make the pressure add up […]

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Game Design journal 6 – 2nd attempt

Mikael Ferroukhi
Date: 22/05/18
Throughout this entire course there has been quite a lot of work and emotions that I have been through with my team, and this come both from the excitement and the fear of producing our first game: will it be good enough? will it look like what we want it to? will it be fun???
All of these questions that can’t really be answered until the final moment when the game is released which make the pressure add up […]

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Blogg #6

In the end of this course we had created a game for children age 8-9, that consisted of 5 levels plus a boss level, and seven unlockable costume changes for the player avatar. The first level was a tutorial level, explaining how to play the game.
I am very happy with the game that we made. It was the first digital game me and my team members had ever done. Even though there must be a million ways that we could […]

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Blogg #6

In the end of this course we had created a game for children age 8-9, that consisted of 5 levels plus a boss level, and seven unlockable costume changes for the player avatar. The first level was a tutorial level, explaining how to play the game.
I am very happy with the game that we made. It was the first digital game me and my team members had ever done. Even though there must be a million ways that we could […]

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Composted Comments

1: (Already Graded) [cghaibel, “Creating a Projectile”]
https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/142440279/posts/3#comment-1
I think that the greatest strength of the text is how immersive it is. He explains his methods and though process in such a detailed and engaging manner that I forgot that I was reading a blog. It is very interesting to get such a clear view of how another graphic student approaches his tasks, and I found it all to be very relatable. However, I think the text would be a lot […]

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Composted Comments

1: (Already Graded) [cghaibel, “Creating a Projectile”]
https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/142440279/posts/3#comment-1
I think that the greatest strength of the text is how immersive it is. He explains his methods and though process in such a detailed and engaging manner that I forgot that I was reading a blog. It is very interesting to get such a clear view of how another graphic student approaches his tasks, and I found it all to be very relatable. However, I think the text would be a lot […]

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Postmortem

We did eventually manage to finish our project and present it to our fellow students on march the 15th, as planned. The game was very difficult, as it generally required several attempts to complete. However, it was not without some sense of joy that we discovered that many of the people that played our game actually kept retrying, eager to reach the end.

Unfortunately, some of the reasons behind the high difficulty was not due to our design. For instance, players […]

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Postmortem

We did eventually manage to finish our project and present it to our fellow students on march the 15th, as planned. The game was very difficult, as it generally required several attempts to complete. However, it was not without some sense of joy that we discovered that many of the people that played our game actually kept retrying, eager to reach the end.

Unfortunately, some of the reasons behind the high difficulty was not due to our design. For instance, players […]

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Comment 3.

Very well written and good structure. I like that you have written how your team dealt with scrum, as you say each team implements it differently. In terms of the week long sprints, I can imagine that things would be different if we did not have lessons during the weeks we we’re deep in game production. I can relate to what you’re saying about daily stand ups as we had the same issue. Did you see any benefit in meeting […]

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Comment 3.

Very well written and good structure. I like that you have written how your team dealt with scrum, as you say each team implements it differently. In terms of the week long sprints, I can imagine that things would be different if we did not have lessons during the weeks we we’re deep in game production. I can relate to what you’re saying about daily stand ups as we had the same issue. Did you see any benefit in meeting […]

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Comment 1.

Hi Jesper.
The blog post is very clear and straight to the point. You have explained your design choice in relation to the objects purpose within the game with reason. I like that you used a triangular shape to communicate the ships speed and attack type. I also like that you intentionally made the ship look less intimidating for thematic purposes. As you stated above this plane does more damage than bullets. If there is a priority to spot the plane […]

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Comment 1.

Hi Jesper.
The blog post is very clear and straight to the point. You have explained your design choice in relation to the objects purpose within the game with reason. I like that you used a triangular shape to communicate the ships speed and attack type. I also like that you intentionally made the ship look less intimidating for thematic purposes. As you stated above this plane does more damage than bullets. If there is a priority to spot the plane […]

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Game Design Final Week – Post Mortem

We are finally here. Our first digital game project has been completed, and I think this has been a good learning experience for all groups in some way or another. I must say that I had the luck of getting a very well functioning group for this course, all members worked well together and we had lots of fun.
So what was the game idea and what was the end result? What went right, wrong, and what is there to be […]

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Game Design Final Week – Post Mortem

We are finally here. Our first digital game project has been completed, and I think this has been a good learning experience for all groups in some way or another. I must say that I had the luck of getting a very well functioning group for this course, all members worked well together and we had lots of fun.
So what was the game idea and what was the end result? What went right, wrong, and what is there to be […]

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Blog Post 6.

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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Blog Post 6.

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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Comment on Blog Post #6

Hi Natali! Sorry for the late comment!
I played your game on the final playtesting, and I really enjoyed it. I agree that you really hit it out of the park with the artstyle! I really think it fits the theme of the game, and it sounds like that is in no small part thanks to the great system you had for working together. It seemed like, even though you didn’t work physically together, that you really had some good teamwork […]

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Comment on Blog Post #6

Hi Natali! Sorry for the late comment!
I played your game on the final playtesting, and I really enjoyed it. I agree that you really hit it out of the park with the artstyle! I really think it fits the theme of the game, and it sounds like that is in no small part thanks to the great system you had for working together. It seemed like, even though you didn’t work physically together, that you really had some good teamwork […]

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Blog Post 4.

The past week had not been good, there was a major setback. My Photoshop file, which contained all original assets was corrupted. Luckily many of the old versions of assets such as the background was available from google docs, but my new version of the ship for instance was only saved as a JPEG so there was some work to be done in restoring it. This in itself is not a major issue, however it meant that my animation of […]

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Blog Post 4.

The past week had not been good, there was a major setback. My Photoshop file, which contained all original assets was corrupted. Luckily many of the old versions of assets such as the background was available from google docs, but my new version of the ship for instance was only saved as a JPEG so there was some work to be done in restoring it. This in itself is not a major issue, however it meant that my animation of […]

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Comment on Blog Post #5

Hello! Sorry for the late reply.
I enjoyed reading through your blog post, and I think you really bring up some good points. Especially the one about filtering out whichever comments you deem ”good” and whichever comments you think are ”bad”. Not all changes that are proposed to you would actually be beneficial to your game, in some cases it won’t work with the rest of the gameplay. It would have been interesting if you had added some data from the […]

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Comment on Blog Post #5

Hello! Sorry for the late reply.
I enjoyed reading through your blog post, and I think you really bring up some good points. Especially the one about filtering out whichever comments you deem ”good” and whichever comments you think are ”bad”. Not all changes that are proposed to you would actually be beneficial to your game, in some cases it won’t work with the rest of the gameplay. It would have been interesting if you had added some data from the […]

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Blog Post 5.

We received a lot of feedback after our play-test. Many liked our mechanics, how the bird enemy would fly in a wave formation and the basic controls of the player. They also enjoyed the graphics. One of the clear results from the play test was that the game was very short, and that the boss was very difficult when no instructions were given. Most of the critique of our game focused on the Aesthetics of the game, as in how […]

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Blog Post 5.

We received a lot of feedback after our play-test. Many liked our mechanics, how the bird enemy would fly in a wave formation and the basic controls of the player. They also enjoyed the graphics. One of the clear results from the play test was that the game was very short, and that the boss was very difficult when no instructions were given. Most of the critique of our game focused on the Aesthetics of the game, as in how […]

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