The client requested that Macrobian Games complete the project within 6 months, using their existing prototype. Unfortunately, the prototype had several bugs and required significant development work to bring it up to speed with current mobile technology standards and best practices.
The client also wanted to add new features and content to their existing prototype. This included multiple in-game features, entire game flow with additional levels and story lines of battle mode, as well as maps and functional tracking.
Approach to Solution
Macrobian Games did a deep analysis of the existing prototype, determining which areas were relevant to complete the project. They worked closely with the client to develop a game plan for the project. Discussed in detail what features and functionality were required for each release of the game, as well as what would be possible given the time and budget constraints. This included creating an overview of all new features and content as well as prioritizing them based on their importance to the client’s business goals.
Macrobian Games implemented a phase wise approach and created a development schedule with milestones, dependencies, and tasks. This included implementing additional features and content from the client’s original design document including multiple in-game features, entire game flow with additional levels and story lines of battle mode, and more. The development schedule was updated throughout the project to ensure that the client was fully aware of any delays or changes in scope. Their team of game developers and designers began by breaking down each feature into its smallest possible unit of work, then quickly built and tested them using agile development methods. This allowed them to get feedback on each new feature as it was being developed instead of waiting until all features were complete before testing.
Macrobian Games team was in almost-daily contact with the client (CEO, PM,and POC) to ensure that they were always up-to-date on the progress of development. By the end of the project, the client had received a fully functional build that contained all of their requested features and more. Macrobian’ s team of developers completed the game and launched it on time.
Impact on Business
The game was a huge success, surpassing all expectations. It has been downloaded by over 100,000 people and had an average rating of 4/5 stars on the Google Play and App Store. The client was very happy with the final product and continues to use Macrobian Games as their go-to mobile development company.