Greetings all, Jon Brown here (but you can call me JB). I'm the Project Manager and a designer for SendPie Studios and this week I'll be filling you in with the latest-greatest news from the Beat Breakers team. As GDC looms over the horizon, there's a word that echoes in the minds of developers across the globe; deadlines. They're tricky beasts that can cripple teams if not carefully approached.
Here at SendPie, we're constantly learning to use deadlines to fuel the fire of development in a balanced way. Pay too little attention and the flame can die out; Pile too many on and the blaze can get out of control. I'm happy to announce that we've found our equilibrium that has us on track to launch the Alpha in time for the conference! (*knocks on wood*)
In the past few weeks we've juggled team additions, revamping systems, and a necessary boost in content creation. It's amazing for me to see how much our team's communication and organization has grown in the short time that we've worked together. We owe some of this growth to the effective use of our tools of communication, Jira and Slack, but each team member's commitment and motivation plays a large role.
Tune in next week for details about our FINAL sprint before GDC. As always, thanks for reading!