Slam bolt scrappers post mortem

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The post mortem of Slam Bolt Scrappers, the first video game created by independent video game developer Fire Hose Games.

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Slam bolt scrappers post mortem

  1. 1. Slam Bolt Scrappers <br />A Post Mortem<br />Fire Hose Games<br />
  2. 2. Game Plan<br />4 Good 4 Bittersweet 4 Bad <br />5 Good 5 Bad <br />
  3. 3. Good #1If at first you don’t succeed…<br />
  4. 4. Bittersweet #1Networked Multiplayer<br />
  5. 5. Bad #1The Elephant in the Room<br />
  6. 6. Bad #1The Elephant in the Room<br />SBS Sales (very scientific graph)<br />
  7. 7. Good #2Get on that soapbox<br />
  8. 8. Bittersweet #2Exclusivity<br />Note: WE GOT LUCKY! Your mileage may vary.<br />
  9. 9. Bad #2Tutorial woes<br />
  10. 10. Bad #2Tutorial woes<br />Tutorial problems:<br /><ul><li>Takes too long to “get to the fun”
  11. 11. Separate from campaign
  12. 12. Easy to miss, annoying pop up
  13. 13. Not understandable at a glance
  14. 14. Single player only</li></li></ul><li>Good #3Being quasi-Indie<br />
  15. 15. Bittersweet #3Gamebryo<br />
  16. 16. Bad #3Chaos Theory<br />
  17. 17. Good #4You! (team + community help)<br />
  18. 18. Bittersweet #4Thinking outside the box<br />vs<br />
  19. 19. Bad #4What’s in a name?<br />
  20. 20. Recap<br />
  21. 21. What’s Next?<br />
  22. 22. Questions?<br />Contact Info<br />www.firehosegames.com<br />eitan@firehosegames.com<br />

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