Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Immortalizing the Koko Kringle

Not really, because all chocolate can be eaten and therefore is not immortal. Today I had a little project: framing the Koko Kringle candy bar in an awesome shadow box, then hanging it up on the wall in the front office for all guests and HI workers to see.

Let's just hope someone, like a Sonny Joon character, does not come in and break it open. That would be sad, but it would be a good mystery to solve.

We have some girls (and guys) coming in for focus group testing this week. This is where a few lucky fans get to come in to our office and try out the mini-puzzles. Our designer sits in and notes the difficulty of the puzzle or game, observes the player's choices and actions, and inquires which was their favorite. This is important information to take back to the production department. Once any and all problems are identified, steps are taken to ensure an easier and more enjoyable play-through. Sometimes the design needs changed, but most times it's the level of difficulty.

I just might sneak in and try the puzzles myself, but it would be a little hard to report back to you because I am sworn to secrecy. >.< How about if I take pictures...but show them to you later? It will be much later... :(
~Little Jackalope~


Future HeR Animator said...

Oh! Please take pics! I'm willing to wait for those. And how can you get to test the games? Do you have to live in WA? Do you randomly pick fans?

Olivia said...

Hi! I just wanted to ask if at some point you would be able to post about the process of how the voices of characters in ND are brought to life by the actors. A little behind the scenes treats for all the fans.

Can't wait for future ND games! :)

Anonymous said...

I love reading the blog to see how HeR are doing! I cannot wait for Tomb of the Lost Queen! I can't wait to see the puzzle! Hopefully they won't take too long!

Anonymous said...

Cool.A Koko Kringle on the wall.As much as it pleases me to see it,I'm one of those people who would rather eat it.If Sonny were to steal it,I'm sure he'd make it known that he,Sonny Joon,had succesfully taken the Koko Kringle bar off of the Herinteractive wall.Good luck!

From me,

Little Jackalope said...

The focus group testers live in the area and come into our office to test. I will be sure to take some pictures, but it will be a while before I can share them. ;)

Hannah said...

Oh what I would give to get my hands on one of those bars! I might have to frame Sonny Joon and break in and steal it myself! :) Just kidding.

I like hearing about the game testing. Have any of you there ever seen an episode of Dirty Jobs? Well they show exactly how different jobs are done, and I would LOVE to see how your games are made step by step. Maybe you could video some of it (and photograph) the making of the next game and release all that info after it's released? Keep up the good work! -Hannah

Anonymous said...

will the bars be able to be bought soon on her interactive store i really want some