Agile Game Development with Scrum by Clinton Keith

By Clinton Keith

Deliver greater video games quicker, On Budget—And Make online game improvement enjoyable Again!

Game improvement is in crisis—facing bloated budgets, very unlikely schedules, unmanageable complexity, and dying march extra time. It’s no ask yourself such a lot of improvement studios are suffering to outlive. thankfully, there's a answer. Scrum and Agile equipment are already revolutionizing improvement outdoors the sport undefined. Now, long-time video game developer Clinton Keith exhibits precisely find out how to effectively follow those the way to the original demanding situations of video game development. 

Keith has spent greater than fifteen years constructing video games, seven of them with Scrum and agile equipment. Drawing in this remarkable services, he indicates how groups can use Scrum to bring video games extra successfully, swiftly, and cost-effectively; craft video games that provide extra leisure worth; and make lifestyles extra enjoyable for improvement groups even as.

You’ll learn how to shape winning agile groups that include programmers, manufacturers, artists, testers, and designers—and advertise powerful collaboration inside and past these groups, during the whole strategy. From long-range making plans to growth monitoring and non-stop integration, Keith deals dozens of tips, tips, and solutions—all established firmly actually and hard-won event.

Coverage includes
* figuring out Scrum’s pursuits, roles, and practices within the context of online game development
* speaking and making plans your game’s imaginative and prescient, beneficial properties, and development
* utilizing iterative concepts to place your online game right into a playable nation each to 4 weeks— even daily
* supporting all workforce members reach their roles
* Restoring balance and predictability to the improvement process
* handling ambiguous standards in a fluid marketplace
* Scaling Scrum to massive, geographically dispensed improvement groups
* Getting began: overcoming inertia and integrating Scrum into your studio’s present processes

Increasingly, online game builders and bosses are spotting that issues can’t cross at the manner they've got long ago. online game improvement organisations desire a much better option to paintings. Agile video game improvement with Scrum offers them that—and brings the profitability, creativity, and enjoyable again to online game improvement.

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Primarily, market forces for higher quality and lower cost are driving us. As we saw in Chapter 1, “The Crisis Facing Game Development,” the cost of creating games is growing much faster than the market for games. We’re coming to a crossroads that will determine the future of the industry. Are we facing another fallout such as 1983, or will we discover new markets and new demographics of people we’ve never reached? From the Library of Wow! eBook Why Use Agile for Game Development? The project was challenging; it was a genre new to the studio, so a lot of technology had to be created.

1911. The Principles of Scientific Management. New York: Harper Bros. From the Library of Wow! eBook Part II Scrum and Agile Planning From the Library of Wow! eBook This page intentionally left blank From the Library of Wow! eBook chapter 3 Scrum in 1990, I was a member of the team developing the avionics test bed for an experimental fighter jet called the YF-23. This work required me to stay at a McDonnell Douglas facility in St. Louis, Missouri, for almost a year. We faced many imposing challenges—most caused because the various components of hardware and software had been separately developed, and they were resisting integration.

Electronic Entertainment Design and Research From the Library of Wow! eBook 10 Chapter 1 The Crisis Facing Game Development the crisis Projects with more than 100 developers, with costs exceeding tens of millions of dollars to develop, are now common. Many of these projects go over budget and/or fail to stay on schedule. Most games developed are not profitable. The rising cost of game development and the impending death of the hit-or-miss model has created a crisis for game development in three main areas: less innovation, less game value, and a deteriorating work environment for developers.

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