Let the horns trumpet the success of this call to arms!
Yes, I got people to join with me. After the gallivanting adventure around all those universities and posting up the ad on Twitter and Facebook, my inbox received quite a few emails from interested parties. At first, it was only responses from the social media ad but eventually I received some from the locals. Even found one via odesk.com when I was looking for someone to design and make the game’s logo. Ha ha, it’s strange how you find all these people.
So now I have a team, I need a place where we can talk, design and develop. I’ve done team stuff before and voluntary communication over the Internet is not something that comes naturally from what I’ve experienced. It’s a lot like trying to draw blood from stone. But with our team’s current situation, being from all over the globe, it is our only means of communications. Creating a forum was normally what I’d do but I don’t think it would suit our situation, with all the files that may need transferring. So I took a hint from the HabitRPG developers and used Trello.
Trello is like a pinboard of cards that a group of people can edit, add attachments to and write comments on. It has a nice feature that alerts you when you’re mentioned in a comment or card when they use your username with an @ at the front. Unfortunately Trello changed their alert system when we were just starting out so its hard to keep track of updates because it doesn’t always give a notification now.
Have a gander at what it looks like:
Now we’re working on the game. Yay!