The Homestretch of Game Development

Today is July 29th, 2013. My team and I have been working on Wobbles, a puzzle platformer inspired by Lemmings, since January - February-ish of 2013. While the majority of that time was on-and-off concepting and design, the past two months were pure development full time under Mass DiGI's Summer Innovation Program. We spent those two months executing on the plans we constructed months back by creating art, writing code, designing levels and obtaining coverage for the game. These last two weeks of game development (and the next one, one and a half, maybe) however have and will be been pure polish and wrapping up of Wobbles, getting it ready to submit to Apple and Google Play (among other Android marketplaces) and shipping the project. Let me tell you though, these last couple weeks, and the ones to come have been the most stressful (yet exciting) I've had in the…

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Guest Blog at Mass DiGI – Easy Street: Using Standard Industry Tools

I recently wrote a little blog post for Mass DiGI about my experiences during their SIP 13' program (which is still going on, but almost over!) and some industry tools we are using during the program. I talk about Perforce, TestFlight and GameAnalytics. If you didn't already know, Mass DiGI is a company in Worcester, MA which serves as a bridge for college students to the games industry. They are helping the students in the Massachusetts (and pretty much all of New England) area connect with industry professionals and benefit from these connections. The Summer Innovation Program (SIP for short) is a program that allows about 20 students a year to work¬†collaboratively¬†on four game projects (this year, two serious games and two entertainment games). The projects allow us to work with industry tools and mentorship and better us for the future. On top of that, we come out with a…

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