Continuing the discussion from Submit your project footage for a jME showcase video:
A big thank you to everyone who submitted footage!
You might notice that I’ve called it a “WIPs mashup”, even though there are a few projects at RELEASED status in there. I realised I was probably on to something the first time I did this: For a “rapid-fire” showcase like this, it makes the most sense to feature in-development footage. The more polished games at the pre-release stage ought to be circulating their own kick-ass promo videos at that point anyhow.
A few lessons learned
- Video ought to be out within at least 2 weeks after submission deadline to keep momentum going. A little over a month between making the announcement and putting the video out was a tad too long. Props to @MoffKalast for taking matters into his own hands though.
- Project statuses should be formalised. Some had status like “Development” which is a bit nondescript.
- I should have been more strict about “clean” videos. I don’t wanna see your OS dock bruh! (don’t sweat it though )
Edit: The reviews are in!
Awesome! Now this has a much better flow and looks far more professional than mine.
That slightly annoyed me too, we should have had this image in the original post:
You should let the text boxes stay there a little longer next time.
It’s really hard to read the content before it disappears.
Yeah, I said our project was “Development” because the selection of “prototyping, beta or released” didn’t fit our game’s status.
A prototype is to be discarded by definition (sloppy hacked code).
Beta is near production ready, released is still years away
Yes, give us complete bullet points as shown in the post above me here.
Prototype: something is there, but might not even show on screen
Alpha: something is playable, but features are worked on. Crashes and bugs in abundance.
Beta: feature freeze (ish), it is ready to be given to testers.
or if you prefer:
Prototype: only the devs can play with it
Alpha: can be tested by members of the team
Beta: can be tested by people outside of the team
Released: can be used by anyone.
@Pesegato perhaps I haven’t made it obvious enough:
“Prototyping” isn’t even a thing, at least not by the de facto standards. Closest to it would be pre-alpha or “messing around”. It’s all there explained in great detail…