Project Lead, Producer, Product Owner & UI/UX Designer
Mayor was created for a 2 week school gamejam in the 2nd year of university. In it you take on the role as mayor and you must balance your funds and happiness of the citizens... even if that means making a deal with the mafia or 2... or 3.
City Management Simulation
During the second year of university we had a term during which we had 3 short game projects. For one of these game marmalades we were tasked to come up with a game for the theme “Cognitive Dissonance” during which I was a product owner.
The resulting game was a city management game with an event system in which the player played a mayor of a city during the ’30s-‘60s and that they would have to balance their monetary balance as well as the happiness of the city.
The cognitive dissonance came into play through options that weren’t initially good for the happiness of the city (like making deals with the mafia) or for the city’s bank balance, but that could eventually become the stepping stone for something great. A city event system would be put into place to keep players on their toes and to add some extra life to the city.
Responsibilities and contributions
Project Lead and Product Owner (Read more below);
Producer (Read more below);
Looking out for well being of team members and team culture;
Motivating team members to help create the best product they can;
Working with the scrum master to set up backlogs and prioritization;
Placing myself in the shoes of the end user and being their voice;
Ensuring the project would stick to the vision;
Ensuring the project would deliver on time;
Presenting progress to stakeholders;
Polishing for press footage
Contributions to game:
Game's vision, overall gameplay and tone;
UI/UX design (Read more below);
Polish (Read more below)