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Today is Election Day in the United States. Please Vote!

A few weeks ago we announced our partnership with voter-registration initiative TurboVote Challenge. Well, today is the day! From coast to coast, voters in the United States head to the polls for the 2018 midterm election.
Hopefully, by now you’ve made a plan to get to the polls. If you have any questions about your polling location (or if you need help getting there), we have some important resources for  you below.
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Today is Election Day in the United States. Please Vote!

A few weeks ago we announced our partnership with voter-registration initiative TurboVote Challenge. Well, today is the day! From coast to coast, voters in the United States head to the polls for the 2018 midterm election.
Hopefully, by now you’ve made a plan to get to the polls. If you have any questions about your polling location (or if you need help getting there), we have some important resources for  you below.
If you’ve voted, like this post, share it with […]

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Introducing Activity

Knowing what’s going on behind the scenes of your site is key to engagement and security.  Who published a post? What comments need to be approved? When was a plugin activated or deactivated? What images were added to a specific page?
Now, there’s a new tab in WordPress.com where you can see all your site’s activity outlined in an organized, readable way: It’s called Activity, because monitoring your site should be as simple as possible.
Activity shows you a chronological list […]

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Introducing Activity

Knowing what’s going on behind the scenes of your site is key to engagement and security.  Who published a post? What comments need to be approved? When was a plugin activated or deactivated? What images were added to a specific page?
Now, there’s a new tab in WordPress.com where you can see all your site’s activity outlined in an organized, readable way: It’s called Activity, because monitoring your site should be as simple as possible.
Activity shows you a chronological list […]

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Blog comments week 1-6

During this project we’ve also been commenting on some of the other students blogs, here are some which I checked out.
THE WATER OF UMIBŌZU (PRE-ALPHA STATE)
The background as tool for narrative and suspense
Scrum in team Ettin
Sprint 6 : Game over screen and victory screen
Player Feedback
Blog 6

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Blog comments week 1-6

During this project we’ve also been commenting on some of the other students blogs, here are some which I checked out.
THE WATER OF UMIBŌZU (PRE-ALPHA STATE)
The background as tool for narrative and suspense
Scrum in team Ettin
Sprint 6 : Game over screen and victory screen
Player Feedback
Blog 6

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Post mortem: Team Bugbear Umibozu

My previous posts have been detailing the design and production process of a game me and a couple of fellow students have been producing for a course in game design. Now the project is over and it is time to reflect on the experience.
In the end I think most of me group are feeling a bit disappointed with the end result. We ended up having to cut a bunch of features due to time pressure, whilst also having to hastily […]

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Post mortem: Team Bugbear Umibozu

My previous posts have been detailing the design and production process of a game me and a couple of fellow students have been producing for a course in game design. Now the project is over and it is time to reflect on the experience.
In the end I think most of me group are feeling a bit disappointed with the end result. We ended up having to cut a bunch of features due to time pressure, whilst also having to hastily […]

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How (not) to Handle Playtesting

During the development process we had a couple of playtesting sessions where me and my team, together with all of the other teams, gathered to show and play each others games. The reason we did this was to give us an outsider’s perspective on how the games felt to play. Things that are obvious to you when you are building the game might be completely alien to someone who isn’t involved in the creation process. This is something we struggled […]

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How (not) to Handle Playtesting

During the development process we had a couple of playtesting sessions where me and my team, together with all of the other teams, gathered to show and play each others games. The reason we did this was to give us an outsider’s perspective on how the games felt to play. Things that are obvious to you when you are building the game might be completely alien to someone who isn’t involved in the creation process. This is something we struggled […]

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New Theme: Photos

Today we’re happy to introduce Photos, an image-centric theme with a clean layout and a design that showcases your favorite snapshots.

When we designed Photos, we put extra care into making it look and feel great on mobile devices. But that’s only one of the theme’s highlights — here are a few others.
Photos first: Photos features a familiar three-column grid to display your photos on your blog’s homepage, archive pages, and search results. The full-width grid appears on smartphones and […]

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New Theme: Photos

Today we’re happy to introduce Photos, an image-centric theme with a clean layout and a design that showcases your favorite snapshots.

When we designed Photos, we put extra care into making it look and feel great on mobile devices. But that’s only one of the theme’s highlights — here are a few others.
Photos first: Photos features a familiar three-column grid to display your photos on your blog’s homepage, archive pages, and search results. The full-width grid appears on smartphones and […]

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National Voter Registration Day 2018

Did you know that today is National Voter Registration Day? 
At Automattic, our mission is to make it easier for people to speak their mind and connect with communities across (and beyond) the web — every WordPress.com website, and every blog post you publish with the tools we build, is part of a broader conversation. With the midterm elections coming up in the U.S. in November, we’re thrilled to announce that we’re a proud member of the TurboVote Challenge, a […]

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National Voter Registration Day 2018

Did you know that today is National Voter Registration Day? 
At Automattic, our mission is to make it easier for people to speak their mind and connect with communities across (and beyond) the web — every WordPress.com website, and every blog post you publish with the tools we build, is part of a broader conversation. With the midterm elections coming up in the U.S. in November, we’re thrilled to announce that we’re a proud member of the TurboVote Challenge, a […]

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Post mortem

So, The Umibozu, the 2D Edo Japan inspired mystery game done and the first game production at an end, and a lot has been learned.

Team Logo
Learning to work within a group were most have different disciplines has been incredibly useful and a very valuable skill to learn, not that I have completely learned it still, since i believe there could have been more use with me communicating with the programmers, and also learning the basics of programming in order […]

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Post mortem

So, The Umibozu, the 2D Edo Japan inspired mystery game done and the first game production at an end, and a lot has been learned.

Team Logo
Learning to work within a group were most have different disciplines has been incredibly useful and a very valuable skill to learn, not that I have completely learned it still, since i believe there could have been more use with me communicating with the programmers, and also learning the basics of programming in order […]

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Feedback 6

Feedback on: https://hampusbgame.wordpress.com/2018/03/20/umibozu-post-mortem/
Hey Hampus!
Nice read, you seem to get a grip on both the production as a whole, the teams and your individual work. Was wondering what the dominant strategy actually was but writing that might spoil the game. It’s nice that you don’t just see the flaws in the design, but actually talk about how you could have mitigated them using prototyping and playtesting. It’s well written and brings up what seems like most of the game […]

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Feedback 6

Feedback on: https://hampusbgame.wordpress.com/2018/03/20/umibozu-post-mortem/
Hey Hampus!
Nice read, you seem to get a grip on both the production as a whole, the teams and your individual work. Was wondering what the dominant strategy actually was but writing that might spoil the game. It’s nice that you don’t just see the flaws in the design, but actually talk about how you could have mitigated them using prototyping and playtesting. It’s well written and brings up what seems like most of the game […]

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Feedback 5

Feedback on https://limegamedevelopment.wordpress.com/2018/07/26/playtesting/
Hey Linn! I really like how you take a collaborative approach to the playtesting, and use them, not only as a way to gain information on your own game but to see how others are doing and exchange ideas as well. You also speak on changes made in relation to the time you guys still had to work on your game after the feedback, and it seems to me like you used your feedback well but […]

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Feedback 5

Feedback on https://limegamedevelopment.wordpress.com/2018/07/26/playtesting/
Hey Linn! I really like how you take a collaborative approach to the playtesting, and use them, not only as a way to gain information on your own game but to see how others are doing and exchange ideas as well. You also speak on changes made in relation to the time you guys still had to work on your game after the feedback, and it seems to me like you used your feedback well but […]

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Try Simplenote, Our Fast and Easy-to-Use Notes App

A great note-taking app can help with all kinds of daily routines like taking class notes, writing a shopping list, or jotting down ideas for your next great blog post.
At Automattic, we love using Simplenote, which is an easy way to create notes, lists, and more. Our favorite part? It’s backed by a powerful sync engine that syncs notes across all of your devices swiftly and smoothly — and for free! — so our notes are accessible everywhere.
The Simplenote experience […]

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Try Simplenote, Our Fast and Easy-to-Use Notes App

A great note-taking app can help with all kinds of daily routines like taking class notes, writing a shopping list, or jotting down ideas for your next great blog post.
At Automattic, we love using Simplenote, which is an easy way to create notes, lists, and more. Our favorite part? It’s backed by a powerful sync engine that syncs notes across all of your devices swiftly and smoothly — and for free! — so our notes are accessible everywhere.
The Simplenote experience […]

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New in the WordPress.com Business Plan: Jetpack Search

The WordPress.com Business plan combines fully managed hosting with the freedom to grow and scale your site without limits. Today we’re adding Jetpack Search to WordPress.com Business so you can enjoy powerful and fast on-site search functionality as part of your plan.
 

Once you activate Jetpack Search, you’ll be using the same search engine powering some of the largest sites on the web. Jetpack Search provides a more engaging experience for your visitors: it relies on modern search algorithms that […]

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New in the WordPress.com Business Plan: Jetpack Search

The WordPress.com Business plan combines fully managed hosting with the freedom to grow and scale your site without limits. Today we’re adding Jetpack Search to WordPress.com Business so you can enjoy powerful and fast on-site search functionality as part of your plan.
 

Once you activate Jetpack Search, you’ll be using the same search engine powering some of the largest sites on the web. Jetpack Search provides a more engaging experience for your visitors: it relies on modern search algorithms that […]

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