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Team ElectroMag group picture!

The end of the end

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And a short four weeks later, the final prototype was over. A brief sixteen weeks after the entire semester began. Whew. It’s amazing to think that it’s finally over. We pitched our final prototype today to the standard group of the cohort and a handful of faculty members. It took strategic planning to make sure […]

First task list!

The middle of the end

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After we had our second round of unanimous interest in making a game about electromagnetism, we drafted up our first task list. Exciting! As a producer who is interested in pure production, i.e. process, Scrum, and all things Agile, breaking down features in to tasks and assigning due dates gets me giddy. We all talked […]

Brainstorm for the final prototype!

The beginning of the end

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Is this the first time I’ve used this title? I can’t remember. BUT! *duhn duhn duhn!* The final prototype. It begins. The difference in this prototype was that we were all allowed to create our own groups. To be honest, I was full of doubt that a group of us dummies could figure out how […]

Fair n Balanced Team Post Mortem

Fair & Balanced Post Mortem

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Whew. what a whirlwind. Amirite? Here are some positives we came away with, as a team, from this prototype: Our ideation phase was PHENOMENAL. We wittled down some problem statements to two different games – one about rape culture and one about ebola. We were on hour two of just straight debate, and Lawrence suggested […]

Digital Data Surveillance Game Pt. 2

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*Back from the thrilling cliffhanger of last post* Come Tuesday, our first sprint deadline, nothing was working. In our team’s defense, none of us were familiar with Unity so we couldn’t provide much support. It was, just as it was in the second prototype group, a good lesson in underestimating personal velocity to meet deadlines. […]

first mock up group 3

“A whole new world” -Disney’s Aladdin

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Right? We all get that title reference, yeah? Cool, moving on. In a step up in the world, I am the producer for team 9 (rather than team 10, in the last round of prototypes). Omey, Tejas, Lawrence, Robert, Diana, and I definitely comprise team winners. That’s not actually our team name, but IT COULD […]

That’s a wrap!

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And lo, when the seventeenth day fell on the second prototype of the semester, team ten emerged from the cavern with Controversy in India: Phew. What a project. We ran in to so many hurdles on this build, that in turn, taught me so much. I’m anticipating this third prototype group even more than I […]

Done in Trello!

Whirlwind Week

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Last Tuesday, we got new parameters, new teams, and a tighter deadline. Since then, we’ve been sprinting to do as much as we can as fast as possible, hence the lack of blog posts. This highlights perhaps the first major difference of this assignment – I’m the only producer! Lots of people say being the […]

Crazy Crash's post mortem

Graduation (Friends Forever), Vitamin C

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Let the melody meander through your brain box. No we didn’t graduate but we passed a huge milestone that almost feels like graduation, or maybe initiation. The first prototype has been pitched! The relief washing over me is surreal. Having said that, the relief isn’t exactly long lasting (the next round of prototyping begins next […]