This week, a full company meeting was organized at our beautiful Water Garden Office to discuss summer progress and future plans. Interns had the opportunity to present their projects and help incoming fall interns get acquainted with what we do at 7 Generation Games.
For me personally, this summer has been a very exciting foray into technology, education, business, and marketing, and I am really happy to have had the chance to participate in a number of interesting projects. I thought I would give you a behind the scenes look at some of my favorite projects so far!
First and foremost is Game Testing.
Game testing is one our most important tasks, the games being the heart of the company. As many of you know, the latest two games that we have been working on are Fish Lake and Spirit Lake. Typically, game testing procedures involve thorough analysis by playing the entire game through and getting all answers right, wrong, or both to detect any minor glitches or areas in need of improvement. In doing so, I have consistently found the graphics to be beautiful, the arithmetic problems very well organized, and the informational slides to provide excellent mathematical explanations. For these reasons, I am sure that these games will have a far-reaching impact in the way of educational technology in the near future, and I hope you will find the same in playing them too!
I have also participated in things like editing movie slides and creating voice-overs to enhance the games, enriching my iMovie and recording skills. Here is a sample slide that I edited below:
Simultaneously, we are always thinking of ways to reach out to our followers and get our games to the students who need them most, so I have been involved in brainstorming and creating and adding to spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations to strategize how best to market our games and spread the word.
Last but not least, blogging of course has been one of my most enjoyable tasks as an intern and a really fun way to exercise my creative writing skills and inform followers about the progress and relevant goings-on within the company. I hope you have enjoyed my posts so far and that this one in particular has given you a better sense of the kinds of projects we do here at 7 Generation Games. I am looking forward to many more learning experiences in the coming weeks and getting started on new and exciting assignments. As always, I wish you all the best, and I will be keeping you in the loop about future projects!
Until next time,
Diana J. The Blogging Intern