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Communication Tools for Seamless Game Development

Effective communication is the foundation of successful game development – but at a mostly remote studio working with clients of all kinds, we need reliable ways to stay connected and work together. In this blog post, we’ll share the communication tools we use to ensure seamless collaboration, transparency, and alignment with our clients and team members.

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Let’s Talk Face-to-Face (Virtually) with Google Meet

When it comes to video conferencing, Google Meet is our preferred platform for connecting with clients and team members, regardless of their location. With its user-friendly interface and comprehensive features, Google Meet allows us to host virtual meetings, brainstorming sessions, and project updates effortlessly. Whether we’re discussing project milestones, reviewing feedback, or conducting team check-ins, Google Meet provides a reliable and efficient communication solution that promotes collaboration and keeps everyone informed. We’re also flexible and can accommodate clients who prefer alternative platforms such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams.

Streamlining Project Management with JIRA

To effectively manage and structure our work, we rely on JIRA, a powerful project management tool that facilitates issue tracking, bug tracking, and all aspects of Agile development. Within JIRA, we log all user stories, defects, client feedback, and production tasks in the backlog. We prioritize these issues and organize them into project “Epics,” which represent the key design elements and features of the project. 

At the end of each sprint, our development team convenes to review the completed work, discuss successes, and plan for the upcoming sprint. Tasks are assigned based on priority and team availability, and the sprint is managed and reviewed during our daily morning scrum meetings. JIRA’s Velocity Chart enables us to track team performance, identify scheduling challenges, and ensure accurate estimates for future projects.

Prioritizing Transparency and Collaboration

Transparency and collaboration are core values that drive our work. Our communication tools are designed to support these principles and foster an open and inclusive development process. We provide our clients with access to JIRA, promoting transparency and enabling them to actively participate in the project’s progress and decision-making. Additionally, our team members utilize Slack for real-time communication, and we invite clients to join relevant project channels and engage in direct messaging with team members. For documentation and video conferences, we rely on the Google Suite, including Google Sheets, Google Docs, and Google Meet.

Effective communication is the cornerstone of successful game development partnerships at Filament Games. By leveraging tools like Google Meet, JIRA, Slack, and the Google Suite, we ensure seamless collaboration, transparency, and alignment with our clients and team members. If you’re seeking a game development partner that prioritizes open communication and collaboration, you’re in the right place! Contact us today for a free consultation.

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