As a continuation of previous post I’ll describe which tools we use to organize our work as a team.
First of all we are not work in office. We are a distributed team. But because all of us in the same city we perform face to face meetings once a week. It helps a lot actually.
So, usually for collaborative work you need three things: version control system, documentation storage and task tracking software.
For documentation we use Google Docs – it’s a really great software for collaboration document handling. It has great on-line editors for different types of documents like spreadsheets and drawings. Not to mention comments tool and sharing options.
Finally: for task tracking we use very simple script WebCollab – it just a collection of notes with dates and milestones. Because we are a really small team we don’t need monstrous software like JIRA (which is actually good).
Also I want to mention – we have created mailing list to announce each other about tasks we are doing. it’s quite useful thing .
Such organization tools really help to concentrate on game development rather than coordination tasks. If you just started your small indiedev studio I highly recommend use such tools as mentioned above.
Thank you. Stay tuned.