Professional development and practice:
Coming into this assessment my skills in the necessary field of coding were in a much needed touch up. Within the first two weeks I started to grasp the hang of c# scripts, having rarely used the language before. This cycle showed me that I can overcome these skill gaps through consistent effort. The help of the tutors really allowed me to gain a deep understanding of what each piece of code was actually doing. This cycle encouraged me to jump into using a language (c#) and program (unity), that I have had very little interaction with, to create something I have loved since childhood.
I would definitely like to keep studying more c# scripts to really catch up in an extremely important area of game design. I acknowledge that through this cycle truly understanding code will make my future as a game much more enriching.
Working in a team:
Communication within our studio was very informative to the overall concept of designing our game. Through the use of consistent effective brainstorming and analysis, our group met each activity strong and with critical thinking. The team made my opinion feel validated a very hard task to do in groups usually, I was extremely grateful for their ideas and help. Communication within the group was fast and efficient due to our Facebook groups and campus meetings.
My own confidence in my abilities were the major problem I encountered in working on this cycle. Due to my inexperience with coding and unity, I originally felt that I could not create this shmup. However with the extremely helpful video tutorials both in the subject and online I found my footing and was able to continue working. I always find on any design project the hardest part being coming up with something I would enjoy creating and that the group also likes. This however was not a problem and the group work we completed together really got me through the initial planning phase with ease.
My shmup may allow children who don’t normally enjoy fast paced games, the opportunity to problem solve and critically analyse at faster rates. Allowing in their own personal and academic, even eventually professional growth.