Closed Beta Playtest
Due: Not Turned In
As with the gameplay protoype, today is another playtesting session. We had intended to
ask you to bring a formal test script this time. However, because several groups are
still not quite there in terms of testing, we are still going to keep this playtest a
We do ask that you bring at least two devices capable of running your prototype.
If this is not possible, please contact a
before this lab is held.
You should set up your laptops so that you have two copies of your game running in close
proximity of one another. This will allow us to maximize the number of people playing a p
rototype at any time. Once you have set up, the class will proceed as follows:
One person in your group should be designated to stand by the machine.
Everyone else in your group should play another gameplay prototype.
The designated member should take notes and elicit feedback as others play.
Even though your prototype should be available on multiple computers, you only
need to have one person stationed with them (this is why they should be close
together). You should swap out the attending team member so that it is not the
same person for the entire class period.
Working on the Two-Week Report
The other major activity this week is the two-week report. If you finish playtesting
early -- which can happen because technical prototypes are still a bit simple -- you
may start work on the two-week prototype. However, we want you to make a good faith
effort at playtesting (at least 20 minutes) before starting work on the report.