This week was also fun, and by fun I mean not-fun-at-all. From sun up to sun down my day was filled and planning for/ getting everything ready for a conference took more than I realized. Thankfully I knew the deadlines I had to hit and when… although it was the same amount of hours as last week.
Monday was our usual digm meeting in which we figured out we really couldn’t record our ‘b-roll’ footage that day… which lead to the scramble to get the screen recorded footage we needed.
Tuesday we had a meeting with Rob at noon (YAY SLEEPING IN! … Does it count if you dont got to sleep until super late?) where we touched bases, everything seemed in order besides that footage. Tuesday we tried to film but it failed miserably. Almost epically. Resh and I managed to get some things we needed while we were together later that day. I also called around for a place to print our shirts locally and sent out a dozen emails inquiring for quotes. I also called the print center to see when I could put in the order and have it printed by. Turns out I could literally submit it that day and just wait the 15 minutes per piece until it was done if I wanted.
Thankfully Pat got everything together and on Wednesday we got our footage! Honestly this week is a blur but I’m pretty sure it was Wednesday. Anyway, Resh was originally going to cut together our footage however things came up so I ended up doing it instead. Didn’t take too long until I tried to export it. LOL It took at least
an hour. Then again I was combining a lot of HD footage. That night I worked on our other printed materials, mostly the business cards before I delightfully just passed out.
Thursday was ‘hey when’s this meeting?’ with Arianna- Zach changed the time randomly when we already had it scheduled and I had work with no means of attending the ‘new’ time. So instead I talked with him and we decided to meet later in order to pay for the print order. That fell through. So instead we decided to just pay once we got there. And that night was mostly sleepless from a few different sources of homework- as well as finishing and preparing the posters for print. The biggest trouble was from our main poster which I just couldn’t get to size down below 40mb super easily. Then again it’s a 5 foot tall poster.
Friday…. Meeting, posters, whirlwind of everything to do! So tiring but at that point I was just glad the big push for everything was over. These last couple weeks have been exhausting. Although that didn’t stop the ‘work’ train as I had so much homework I had to finish before we left on Monday as well as actual work from my part time job.
Saturday was playtesting! Four or so members of Polyscape Games came to test our game. It was pretty fun to see them plus we got some nice data to look through.
Sunday a few of us got to playtest their game The Knowledge We Seek. I mostly avoided it as I happened to know all the answers to the puzzle.. having seen their CS side’s presentation. As well as the fact that I DO NOT want to chance using an oculus again. First time I used one I couldn’t even walk afterwards I was so dizzy and motion sick. We also talked about how the conference stuff would be going the next day.
No classes Monday! Which was not from cancellation and was more so me missing classes in order to attend the East Coast Game Conference. And was a very long 7-8 hours in a car. Conference time is upon us, nervous, excited, I have adulty business cards… Hopefully things go well. Either way tomorrow will be an amazing day.