Week 11- Big Changes

November 13th, 2023 – November 19th, 2023 Production This week was focused on making big changes. After multiple playtests we sat down as a team and made some major decisions on our scope and the direction for the rest of the semester. We really pushed ourselves to get a lot done this week and we … Read more

Week 10- Feedback & Revisions

November 6th, 2023 – November 12th, 2023 Production  This week was all about playtesting. First we evaluated the feedback we received from the Playtest Day and then we had multiple playtests with faculty to help us to navigate which areas we should focus on and where we could narrow down our scope. Overall our feedback … Read more

Week 9- Playtest Day

October 30th, 2023 – November 5th, 2023 Production This week we had a very busy week preparing for our Saturday Playtest Day. Even though we still have a lot we want to complete, we worked hard to try and put together a complete experience to help give the players a sense of what we are … Read more

Week 8- Echolocation

October 23rd, 2023 – October 29th, 2023 Production This week we reviewed our feedback from halves and made a schedule and plan for the second half of the semester. Overall our feedback from halves was positive, but the biggest concern was our scope. We worked as a team to narrow down what will need to … Read more

Week 7- Halves

October 9th, 2023 – October 15th, 2023 Production This week we were focused on getting ready for our Halves presentation and we also met with Elaine Fath again to discuss our game’s actionable steps. Since we are doing a transformational game, the question we always ask ourselves is what would we like the player to … Read more

Week 6- High Level Purpose

October 2nd, 2023 – October 8th, 2023 Production This week we met with Elaine Fath from the Center for Transformational Play at CMU. We met with her before at the transformational framework workshop, so this was an opportunity for us to dive deeper into our team’s goals. In order to achieve our goals she said … Read more

Week 5- Meet-up

Sept 25th, 2023 – October 1st, 2023 Production This week we welcomed our clients Laurie and Diane to the ETC. It was a great opportunity to have them playtest the beginning stages of our game and to have the chance to finally meet in person. Design During our in person meeting we also had the … Read more

Week 4 – Building Underwater World 1.0 After Quaters

Sept 18, 2023 – Sept 22, 2023 Summary It’s been a busy yet fulfilling week. Following an extensive period of brainstorming and design work, we ave ultimately formulated a robust comcept for our project. We have constructed an underwater world(White Box Ver.) for our game, and the final demo is showcased at the conclusion of … Read more

Week 3- Quarters

Sept 11, 2023 – Sept 17, 2023 This week our team was focused on preparing for our quarters presentation. Quarters is a great opportunity to present our game idea to the faculty and get some much welcomed feedback and suggestions.  Production Instead of using Jira as our project management tool, we switch to Monday since … Read more

Week 2- Background Research

September 4th, 2023 – Sept 10th, 2023 This week we really focused on setting up project pipelines, background research into games relating to our topic, what has been done or where can be draw inspiration.  Production We have established our project pipeline, so our designers, artist and programmers can work together efficiently. This helps us … Read more