TEAM SIZE: 14 PLATFORM: PC ENGINE: UNREAL DEV TIME: FOUR MONTHS
FrostRunner is a first-person “speedrunning” game in which players rush through timed platforming challenges. Equipped with a grappling hook, they compete to finish each of the 36 unique levels as quickly as possible and earn a place at the top of the leaderboards.
I was the UX Producer on this project. Throughout development, I organized playtests and usability tests. After each test, I summarized the results and presented them to relevant members of the team. My findings often highlighted problems, and were used as the basis for many level and game design decisions.
In addition to user experience, I provided production support. For example, I facilitated retrospectives and coached the team on agile methodology. I also built the QA database and worked with the team to establish the initial pipeline.
MY DAILY TOOLS
ROLE: UX Producer
Organized playtests and usability tests for 50+ people
Used insights to rationalize significant level restructuring
Taught effective testing practices to team members
Collaborated with SD lead to determine effective telemetry tools
Worked with game designer to identify testing needs
ROLE: Production Support
Established QA processes and pipeline
Facilitated sprint retrospectives and coached on agile methodology
Provided Hansoft assistance and teaching