The game industry is losing its middle ground by focusing production on large AAA games and iterating quickly on smaller, casual titles. Success within these two extremes will define the upcoming generation.
As project scope rapidly expands, companies need to hire the best people and ensure they get the most out of their talented teams. Putting the right individuals in the right place is critical to creating compelling, immersive experiences.
Being new and innovative in the game industry necessitates staying creative while remaining organized. This requires clarity and focus towards the projects’ end goals while ensuring that the game vision doesn’t get lost along the way.
Doing all of this and more, will help you accomplish your goal of delivering high quality features and large quantities of assets while staying on time and on budget!
”Guiding the game vision while the project takes shape is essential. Managing large teams working on complex features and assets requires the ability to get a high-level view of development.”
Oliver Teckert, Senior Production Expert at Hansoft
Oliver Teckert, Senior Production Expert
As a Senior Production Expert at Hansoft, Oliver discusses game development and large team production with studios around the world while helping them leverage their Hansoft usage. Oliver has been working with large scale productions within the gaming industry for 5+ years. Prior to joining Hansoft, Oliver was a Producer at Silicon Knights where he worked on AAA-games, internal prototypes and proprietary tool development while simultaneously completing his MBA. Oliver holds a Bachelors of Computer Science and a Masters of Business Administration.
“Hansoft has an impressive set of features: on-line collaborative environment, strong flexibility in setting-up pipelines and projects, powerful search engine and multiple tracking possibilities. But in the end, what contributed to the large team buy-in at BioWare was the fact the tool was faster, easier and more user-friendly than any previous project management tool we tried.”
“Hansoft’s fast and easy, state-of-the-art functionality strengthens our project management capabilities and enhances our studio efficiency.”
“I had a feeling that Hansoft was going to be a good fit for our development environment when it was first implemented, and seeing how fast we were able to deploy it widely after initial trials make me a believer. The features and tools have made it possible to bring clarity and focus to complex development process in a way that just wasn’t possible before now. Hansoft’s great features have boosted the management skills of individual staff members, and have greatly contributed to team productivity.”
Project Manager, Capcom
“As a constantly growing company with multiple studio locations and external partners we needed a flexible Project Management tool that supports our approach of agile development. At Crytek each Project Team lives agile development in a different way. With Hansoft we found the right tool to support different team structures with individual configuration and setup, fitting their needs perfectly. In comparison to other solutions, Hansoft reduces the overhead for each team member and gives us more time and freedom to do what we do best – raise the bar in quality and innovation.”
“With the size of our organization and the number of projects we are working on, increased productivity and up-to-date information really make a difference on the bottom line. After a rigid evaluation to find the best tool for our agile and distributed development, Hansoft proved to be very fast and easy to use for everyone and provides many innovative solutions to today’s production challenges. The flexibility of Hansoft also allows us to continue our mission of constantly refining and improving our development methodology.”