Ananse Happenings Week of April 8th, 2013

by Kwasi Mensah

April 15th, 2013

Weeks of April 8th, 2013

We were MIA last week because we’ve been working on sleek new redesign of the game, which we’ll show off below. We’re hoping to make the game as easy as possible for everyone to understand what’s going on. Any thoughts one if what we changed is better? Leave them below as comment, talk to us Twitter (@AnanseProds), post on our Facebook page, or leave a message in our brand spanking new forums!

What we got done

Done is better than perfect

Poster originally from http://www.designforfun.com/facebookposters/

-Redesigning the look and feel of the game the ground up. Our biggest complaints at GDC were that people couldn’t tell what was going on. We’ve been reading a ton of User Experience books (Don’t Make Me Think, 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People, and The Art of Explanation) and we’re really excited to see what people think. Without further ¬†ado:

 

New and improved mockup for the game

New and improved mockup for the game

What’s cooking for next week

"What's Cookin" spelled out with food and utensils

Picture from http://film-english.com/2012/05/27/whats-cooking/

-Testing and tweaking the new look to make sure it helps people understand what’s going on.
-Getting it in for the alpha testers to see and mess around with.
-Redesigning the rest of our UI.

Happening in the near future

Marty McFly and Doc standing in a flame trail left by the Delorean

Picture from http://backtothefuture.wikia.com/wiki/Back_to_the_Future

-Spreading the new UI Feel through all of our UI
-Interacting with Friends through the game
-Getting ready for supporting Android on day one! (You asked for it, we deliver it!)
-Payment Models (because we have to pay our rent!)
-Braille support

 

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