🖥️ Plus Adventure: a collaborative RPG project- 1 min
In August, Melissa and I launched a community project to create an RPG, called Plus Adventure. It took off very well (our Discord server has 250+ members!) and we spent most of that month, plus a decent chunk of the following months, working on it.
To be clear, I say this not because I want to promote my sister (although I do) - but Melissa did most of the heavy-lifting in regards to development, publicity, etc. This was her project, first and foremost.
What I was involved in was the organizational side of things. And actually, that was what I found the most interesting about this project: the administrative challenges it posed (dubbed “a whole knot of management spaghetti” by Melissa). Some of the questions we grappled with included:
- When so many people are involved, how do you coordinate the workflow?
- How do you attract talent?
- How do you make sure good ideas are heard?
- How do you keep people interested?
- How do you let them down gently, if the situation calls for it?
We didn’t quite figure everything out, but I think the fact that we even had to ask ourselves these questions in the first place was a valuable learning experience. I find this more important than any programming or engineering knowledge gained.
I’ll end this entry with a couple silly conversation snippets from the Discord. Both of us have made good friends through this project, which is always a plus in my book!