How to destroy a game designer’s dreams and make it out alive: a guide for developers

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A game designer and a programmer have a totally different approach to their work. While the designer comes up with a variety of ideas, it is the programmer who has to understand them thoroughly and translate them into code, which can ultimately mean changing the original idea. Problems usually arise on two levels: communication and scaling ideas. But let’s start from the beginning.  Who, in fact, is a game designer? Game design is a creative profession with no strict rules—only a general framework designers work within. We start from abstract concepts such as “cool,” “funny,” or “pleasant,” and we translate … Continued

Can you lose your head for fishing? A story of two product owners from TSG

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BANG! BANG! Today, we will talk to the product owners creating our top games. They will tell us how they started working in gamedev, whether it’s the job they’ve always dreamed of, where they get new ideas from, and whether you can still enjoy the creative process after several years of working on one title. Here’s an interview with Krzysztof Świst from Fishing Clash and Łukasz Modliński from Let’s Fish. Natalia: Why did you become product owners? Did you always know that you wanted to work in gamedev? Krzysiek: I have always been curious, and gamedev happened entirely by accident. … Continued

Ten Square Games is a winner of Forbes Diamonds 2020!

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We’re happy to announce that our company, Ten Square Games, took 1st place in the Lower Silesian region and 5th place (out of 7 thousand companies from Poland) in the annual national Diamond ranking of Forbes. Forbes Diamonds are awarded to the most rapidly developing companies in the last three years of their activity. This evaluation is one of the hallmarks of the Polish edition of Forbes. It’s made in cooperation with the Bisnode business intelligence agency collecting, processing, and analyzing data in 18 countries for over 25 years, which guarantees a reliable research methodology. Bisnode Polska collected data of … Continued

From specialist to leader. How it’s done in the game industry?

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Women in IT are still a minority. According to the study of Stack Overflow, as many as 91% of programmers are male. In Poland, women account for only 5.9% of all IT specialists. Let’s add a leader position to that. Impossible? And yet! Setting new goals, inspiring with knowledge and constant learning – this is only a part of a leader’s responsibilities. According to Kantar’s study, women in high positions introduce a new quality to organization management. Natural ability to communicate is one of their advantages. Combining it with empathy helps to bring teams together. Interviewed leaders claimed that women … Continued

Coronavirus – How to adapt to the new reality while maintaining the organizational culture.

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It’s a hard time for all of us. It’s also a time to get organized, reevaluate goals and adjust the action strategy. It’s a time during which we not only have to face long-distance problems, such as broken or incomplete equipment, but also the distance that separates us and the time of reaction. Teams’ everyday work has become a challenge as until now they had their team mates at their fingertips. But a challenge is something that lets us keep learning. Absolutely and unconditionally. This is what we stick to at TSG. The end of February and beginning of March … Continued

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