Beta Test: NEIFLetter #11

Hey NEIF Fans! We just finished up Softs at the ETC where we show off our (mostly) finished product to the faculty.  The game was very well received and we got some great feedback as well for our final few weeks of the semester.  We held a Softs hi score competition with Dave Culyba topping the rest of the faculty with $11,354 in property damage.  We will be showing the.. Read More

Full Circle: NEIFLetter #10

Another eventful and productive week at the DAM office has concluded.  For those that have been following along, we have really been struggling with a few things that we added to the game in the past month.  The main culprit is the thermometer which was creating very confusing and mixed messages about the player’s health in the game.  We implemented a vignette earlier in the semester to close around the.. Read More

The NEIF Hi-Score List: NEIFLetter #9

This week, the DAM team completed their feature-locked version of Not Everything is Flammable.  There will still be some features that are changed around a bit and a few smaller things might be added if there is time, but big features will not change from here on out.  The final big rock that needed to be moved was our 4th and final scale (which I won’t talk about too much.. Read More

ETC Playtest: NEIFLetter #8

On Saturday, DAM hosted about 26 different people in groups of 2-4 for a marathon playtest session hosted at the ETC.  The testers ranged from ages 7-22, but primarily were aged 7-11.  It was fascinating to watch younger people interact with the game as most of our playtesters this semester have tended to be around 18-30. There was nothing shocking from the playtest that we hadn’t realized earlier, but much like our Schell.. Read More