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Seiyuu: Developer Call #1

As some of you may or may not know, Leonard Balsera (the “teflon brain” of Evil Hat Productions) has agreed to be my developer for Seiyuu. (Hurray!) What I was looking for was someone who had enough interest in the game that they could keep motivating me to work on it, who could discuss mechanical issues I was having (a weak point of mine), and who had enough general knowledge of anime that I wouldn’t constantly be explaining things. Lenny brings all of that, in spades.

We haven’t worked out all the details yet, but mostly this boils down to right now is two things:

  1. General ass-kicking for me to work on the game.
  2. Weekly(ish) Skype call to discuss current status and work through outstanding issues.

Last night was the first “Seiyuu developer call” (or SDC, as Perrin might call it), and it went really well. I was left with the following “homework”:

  1. Define a “mission statement” for the game – what I really want the game to be like.
  2. Finish breaking down the game into discrete concepts (using the “Roby method”) – this was half-complete as of last night.
  3. Take the resulting “outline” and reduce it to one (“the Lenny version”) that just handles the procedure of play.

I will attempt to make quick updates here either before each call, detailing what I’ve done, or after, summarizing where I’m going now.

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June 25, 2008 - Posted by | Seiyuu

2 Comments »

  1. Matt,

    Unfortunately I’m not going to have the time to commit to do this for you, but things are starting to look less hectic and if they stay that way, I’d be happy to try to redline manuscripts.

    Comment by robertbohl | June 25, 2008 | Reply

  2. Thanks, I appreciate the offer. I’m hoping to have a playtest draft (even if it’s only the “Lenny version”) at GenCon and run some playtests.

    Comment by Matthew Gandy | June 25, 2008 | Reply


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