How does the GMking staff stay in touch?
August 25, 2008
The recently announced GMking blog has published a new post today, shedding some light on the ways their staff collaborates via instant messengers and other forms of communication.
The GMking staff is extremely geographically diverse, which makes communication and decision making processes much harder. Many of our staff have an 8 hour or more time gap (which probably explains why some of us are such night-owls ;).).
The blog also has a few other posts to date detailing development of their projects.
2 Replies to “How does the GMking staff stay in touch?”
“Finally, why is this considered worthy to blog about? It isn’t ‘Gamemaker news, comment, discussion, opinion or community news’.”
I personally thought it would be an interesting filler for a slow news day. If you don’t like it, get over it.
I think having a blog is a good idea, but am I the only that thinks some of the posts just sound like corporate PR? I mean the ‘Team Building’ post was essentially ‘we have a public discussion, and discuss as a team’, nothing special about that. And using IM, e-mail, and forums isn’t exactly anything to write home about either.
“Overall, we don’t use any fancy silver-bullet solutions for our communication needs, we just apply what we already have, and use it to furnish our team environment.” – To me, that’s just naff sounding business speak and is a very long and complicated way of saying something simple. ie “We use what there already is”.
Let me get it clear though, I think MarkUp is very good magazine and some of the posts on the gmking.org blog are genuinely interesting, but I really don’t like this style of pretentious self-publicising. Its something the Game Maker community can do without.
Finally, why is this considered worthy to blog about? It isn’t ‘Gamemaker news, comment, discussion, opinion or community news’.