Home Front: Week Sixteen

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Like any good piece of media these days, it seems only appropriate to have a post-credits scene before we truly put the project to bed. Week Sixteen was one of endings. On Monday, we presented on our process and product for faculty and the collected student body of the ETC. Summarizing fifteen weeks into fifteen […]

Home Front: Week Fifteen

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And on week fifteen, we were finished. Having finalized our design after Softs feedback, our design work work came to an end. With that in mind, our final work is not quite done yet. Our next major deadline is Final Presentations, our last opportunity to show our work to faculty and fellow students. After that, […]

Home Front: Week Fourteen

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The Work This Week: Week Fourteen was a week of locking in design. With only one week left in our process, and Softs behind us, it was time to lock in our design. Incorporating the notes we received from Soft Opening, we found ourselves iterating towards our final draft. With a soft lock on content […]

Home Front: Week Thirteen

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The Work This Week: Week Thirteen was a week of prepping for Soft Openings by playtesting.   Soft Opening is a two day period where students at the ETC show off their deliverables to the faculty. They were originally created as a chance for faculty to offer one last piece of advice, or suggest one […]

Home Front: Week Twelve

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The Work This Week: Week Twelve was a week of turning ideas into something physical.   Coming off of Playtest Day, we realized our design was in a very good place. The audience reacted exactly how we hoped they would, interactions were consistent, rules were understood, and design intentions came through clearly.  Looking at scope, […]

Home Front: Week Eleven

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The Work This Week: Week eleven was spent iterating into playtestable design. After our Halves presentation, the team sat down to figure out how to best to apply the notes we received. It was important we figured out how do so quickly; Saturday was Playtest Day.  Playtest Day is the semi-annual event that the ETC […]

Home Front: Week Ten

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This week, we presented for Halves.   The team took Halves presentation very seriously. In addition to being part of our grade for the semester, Halves are also our first chance to show off our project to the world outside our client and team. We understood that we needed make our first impression a good […]

Home Front: Week Nine

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The Work This Week: Week nine was spent preparing for Halves. Halves presentations at the ETC are our first chance to publicly share our work. Presenting to students, faculty, and various clients, we are given fifteen minutes to explain our project, and our process. Afterwards, there is five minutes avail for questions. They serve to […]

Home Front: Week Eight

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The Work This Week: Week eight was spent iterating and playtesting. Capitalizing off of the momentum of last week’s breakthroughs, we aimed to get our initial version of the game in to as many hands as possible. This included several ETC groups, our project mentors, and one group of students from the Carnegie Mellon School […]

Home Front: Week Seven

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The Work This Week: Week seven was spent taking our ideas finding ways to put them into practice. On Monday, we spoke with two experts in the field. Lance Weiler, a story teller, filmmaker, and professor at Columbia, was able to speak with the team about focusing our tone. Even though our goal of breaking down […]