Description of work done
The assignment was to create a game idea as a group and then produce a short presentation to depict the game to the class, the objectives were to brainstorm an original game concept and produce information regarding the games mechanics which would make our game unique. Our main focus as a group was to concentrate on conceiving original game play and mechanics that would bring something new to video games of this generation, it seemed as if i had taken lead role on creating the game concept as i was the only one producing ideas to the group. I looked at the games that were on that market at the time and realised there was an oppertunity to create a game that would fall under the survial horror genre, the group agreed on this concept and we gave each other tasks to complete. Since i had an overall idea of the game idea i focused on creating the mechanics, i also overlooked the other members of the group and gave them ideas and help on their individual tasks. I helped research and conceive monsters and other enemies that would be included in the game and brainstormed ideas with the concept artist in the group to help produce the style of art we were looking for. I also produced ideas for weapons and how combination of weapons would create a more powerful weapon, for example using a lighter and a deodorant can would create a mini flamethrower that wouldn't be very powerful but would help when the situation is tight.
Reflection and Issues Identified (SWOT)
Plan of Action (SMART)
I believe these goals are relevant to the issues i put forward in SWOT and now I have identified these issues and created a solution for them I know I haven’t got an excuse for them to occur again in the next group assignment
- Time Based
I would make sure i created a schedule that would keep track of my own progress as well as each individual member of the group, for example i would make sure that each task every member has received would be checked up on a regular basis to see if the work is being completed, i would also set myself dates to complete my work so i aren't leaving some things till the last minute like i did in the last group assignment
Completion / Review / Conclusion
After overlooking my last group a assignment and my personal input towards the work i now know what i need to improve in order to achieve the best results me and my group can gain. I was keen to take lead role of the group which left the ideas the other members put forward not as well as appreciated as they should have been, i need to step back and allow all ideas from each member of the group to be put forward. I also know to keep in contact with the group and arrange regular meetings to make sure the work is being produced and each member understand what they are doing, if one member cannot make the group meetings then i will make sure i keep in contact with them via face book or telephone so they haven't missed out on any work put forward. I need to keep more organised with my own work as well as the groups work for example we set individual tasks but failed to know where each member was at with their own tasks which led to a poorly structured outcome, to fix this i now know we need to keep track of each members workload using a schedule which would have time and dates set on them as well as group meetings so that the each member can share their work with the rest of the group.