We examine a few different tasklists and scheduling methods used. Cover image by Discord member CipherMeisa.
Schedule: (3) a procedural plan that indicates the time and sequence of each operation –Merriam-Webster
A conversation in our Discord came up regarding what the schedule of a game developer (specifically at Argent Games) might look like, or how do we figure out and complete the tasks that require doing.
Here is a sample schedule that may or may not be representative of an actual schedule of one of Dovah or Gamma.
How about another definition for Schedule.
Schedule: (4) a procedural a body of items to be dealt with –Merriam-Webster
We’ve tried many different methods for figuring out what tasks we need to do for the day, week, and sometimes, month.
- To-Do list apps (e.g. Todoist, Wunderlist, Google [Spread]Sheets)
- Physical journaling (writing down the to-do list and crossing items off)
- Shouting into a friend’s private chat
- Alert notifications (from a calendar)
- Writing on limbs
- And probably many more
We used the Spreadsheet for a while to great effect, writing down deadlines and dates the tasks were actually completed. But the Sheet became too messy after a while, and we just stopped filling it out. We moved to the wonderful ~timeline~ calendar and still use it, though it is certainly less effective now. Our latest (and currently most useful) method is to type it out into a dev chat and assign the tasks to each other.
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