Postmortem analysis

I spent much more time on this activity than I would like to admit. So much fun!  I’m analysing games following these criteria:  Built mainly by only one person; Built-in a small amount of time (maximum of 18 months of development); Small scope (I’m considering around 5 hours of gameplay); I’m not looking at outliers…More

Week 12 – Packaging up

This week, I was able to package and help Dan organise the final bit of the game and the presentation from the gameplay. My wife had to be hospitalised due to suspicion of pulmonary emboli due to the labour, and it shook everything in my life. I had some latest conclusions to share from a…More

Week 11: Adjourning

Gabriel birth and getting back My second son was born :-)! I took off this week to embrace the experience and got back to work as much as possible after a few days. My first activity was to review and start packing the game to publish it; besides this humble restart, I don’t have much…More

Week 10: Industry Insight 2

This week was the 37th week of my wife pregnancy; we started the countdown to receive our second son, Gabriel. With this in mind, I began to push the team to build up the presentation and consider that I would be absent for a while.  Group contributions: setting up presentation goals With my new baby…More

Week 9: Industry Insight 1

This week I worked at the inventory and item system, adding new items and building up the mechanic of re-use enemies without using the data model behind build using Machine Learning. We discussed how the item systems would work; we detailed the player interface and started introducing the 3D models to the game. Group contributions:…More

Week 8: Intellectual Property

This week, I spent all my time reviewing the codebase, organising what we had produced, revisiting the CI/CD pipeline, adding new assets and creating new items for the game. On teamwork, we had some friction over the description and status of the activities.  Group contributions: combat reviewed, scene structure and many assets This week, the…More

Week 7: (not)performing

This week’s focus was primarily on recovering from the previous week and taking some hard decisions to the Machine Learning development path. This week was the opposite of the theme propose and was not performant at all.  Exceptionally this week, the order of my personal development log comes first from the group report. So it…More

Week 6: Practice Pitch Week

This week we put every bit of our work together to make the presentation. It was personally challenging for me to review what I wrote so many times and present live it. So the research part was halted. Group contributions: presentation effort This week started with the retrospective session from the previous week.  Next, we…More

Week 5: Norming

Group contributions: not so much built from my side, more on the concepts of the game This week I didn’t produce code. Instead, I brought the team a new game mechanic: re-use the enemies and make them work as allies. My research was moving in the direction to update the ML data model using the…More