Virtual Meeting August 16, 2020

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Greg Frost

Sep 13, 2020, 8:02:59 PM9/13/20
to Seattle IF
Original invite (posted to and sent to the email list):

We’ll hold our next meeting on Sunday, August 16th from 2:00 to 4:30 PM. The meeting will be held via Google Meet; please contact me if you need the link.

We’ll play through Lynnea Glasser’s 2013 IFComp winner Coloratura, with the intent to finish the entire game in one sitting. (I’m told the normal play time is about an hour.) If you would like to volunteer to read/drive, please let me know.

If time allows, I would like to invite any of our members who have IFComp entries or other projects in progress to beta test their game with the group. Please let me know whether you’d like to reserve a spot. This will be on a first-come, first-serve basis and we’ll try to allow at least half an hour for each game.

Note that testers who participate in the IFComp judging may not rate the games which they have beta tested - see 1 for more details.

Greg Frost

Sep 13, 2020, 8:09:07 PM9/13/20
to Seattle IF
Here are my notes from the August virtual meeting:

Attendees: David D., David D., Gene, Greg, Mike, Paul
Location: Online (Google Meet)

Program (2 PM - 4 PM)
Discussed the process of testing games for IFComp:
 -good prompts for testers
 -high level and low level feedback
 -design philosophy for puzzles
Played Coloratura to about the halfway point (forgot to keep a transcript).
Discussed the coloring mechanic.
Discussed the use of the POV character's perceptions to create dramatic irony.
Catalogued the different colors used and their associations in the game.
Adjourned at 4 PM.

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