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Development Blog – Week 8

Week 8 started off with a very successful half-semester presentation and only continued to get better from there! All the functionality for Chapter 1 is in! Now that it’s all built, it will be a matter of refining and playtesting which there is plenty of to do. However, it’s great…

Development Blog – Week 7

While Week 7 saw the team getting ready for the upcoming Half Semester Presentation, Chapter 0 saw some refinements and Chapter 1 saw continued progress. In response to playtest feedback from last week, Chapter 0 received some care to address some of these concerns. Refinements such as a “next” button…

Development Blog – Week 6

Week 6 saw quality of life developments, brainstorming for the future, and finally getting our project in front of our target demographic. Below is a video of our current build. From here, we will break down the additions, changes, and thoughts thereof: Chapter 0 / Overworld Map To start, it…

Development Blog – Week 5

Week 5 brought huge steps forward for the team and project as a whole. Concepts that were merely just that became solid and crystalized for further analysis. On the programming side, going from out introductory “chapter 0” deeper into the meat of the experience is taking shape. The team was…

Development Blog – Week 4

This week saw a lot of uncertainty, but progress was still able to occur. A wireframe was drafted up for “Chapter 1”, showcasing how object interactions will flow together as well as how some narrative moments will tie in. This wireframe also created an easy-to-read structure for the programming side…

Development Blog – Week 3

Week 3 saw a lot of concepts and thoughts finally become crystalized! The team looked at our Metrics Matrix in order to prioritize certain aspects of the project and came to various conclusions on what matters to us. While some of the top metrics are fairly obvious (we want to…

Development Blog – Week 2

The second week of saw the Interactive Academy hitting the digital books. We were given a plethora of resources including state frameworks for digital literacy and reading comprehension as well as a sample curriculum that follows the “RICS” approach Valerie and Amanda are spearheading. We took a liking to RICS…

Development Blog – Week 1

While our official Week 1 ended on 9/4, the team actually got started the previous week by meeting with one of our clients. Ian Harper, Content Contributor at The Inanimate Alice Research Group, met with us via Zoom to discuss what he is potentially looking for in the project. In…