Hubbub has gone into hibernation.

Tag Archives: Niels ‘t Hooft

Week 327, 328 and 329

It’s been quiet around here due to a big push on wrapping up our current client engagements before the end of the year. Most of our time was spent on HENDO. I headed over to Berlin to spend a few days with Alper in the same room, filling whiteboards as we worked towards a design […]

Posted in Weeknotes | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Week 316

Another week largely taken up by Free Birds. The whole team (Alper, Tim, Niels and myself) worked together on finishing another release, which we did with only a small bit of overtime on Friday. With each sprint we learn more about the intricacies of Unity’s UI system. We also delivered a spec and a budget […]

Posted in Weeknotes | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Week 311

The big thing this week was the start of a new sprint on Free Birds. Niels and Tim joined us again for copy and art respectively, while Alper donned his developer hat, and I switched between my producer, agile coach, and designer roles. There’s a lot to do, as usual, but we’ve made good progress. […]

Posted in Weeknotes | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Week 305

I was in the Netherlands all of last week for some joint work with Kars. I hope to be stationary in Berlin for a bit now since all the back and forth does get a bit tiring and we have lots of studio work to chew on ahead of us. Kars gave a demo of […]

Posted in Weeknotes | Also tagged , , , , , | Comments closed

Week 304

Yes, we work hard. But we manage to enjoy ourselves as well, as you can tell from the nice photo above taken by Tim during a rare occasion: All of project SHACHI’s team physically copresent in our Utrecht studio. Alper was in NL to run project KOKORO’s first workshop together with me. We spent a […]

Posted in Weeknotes | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Week 302

I returned from a long holiday in South-East Asia to find the business humming along nicely thanks to Alper’s capable stewardship. I’ve mentioned this before, but the fact that all of our work lives in Asana makes it super easy for me to catch up on things and pick up where I left off. I […]

Posted in Weeknotes | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Week 241

An intense week, not in the last place because of Alper’s physical presence at the Utrecht studio for the whole week. It was time for another OKR review and we prefer to do those live in meatspace. As always, we graded ourselves, came to some harsh realisations and adjusted course accordingly. Building an applied game […]

Posted in Weeknotes | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Week 226

These will be the final weeknotes for 2013. We’re putting the studio in stationary until January 6. The last proper workweek was a mean one though, let me tell you… On Monday, I was frantically sketching out scenarios for CHUTORO while Alper wrote up each concept. He did the same for KAZUNOKO. Alper has a […]

Posted in Weeknotes | Also tagged , , , , , , | Comments closed

Week 224

Monday Kars prepped a KAZUNOKO session with some games to play both to serve as an icebreaker and to show the breadth of experience possible in games. For this the classic This Is My Nose and the card game Scopa proved to be a great fit. If you have never played This Is My Nose […]

Posted in Weeknotes | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Week 210

Last Monday I was in Utrecht to work on site with Kars and take care of some formalities we had prepared when Kars was in Berlin. On Tuesday while I was in the train back, Kars was in Amsterdam catching up with a bunch of good friends (something I had done the night before by […]

Posted in Weeknotes | Also tagged , , , , , , , | Comments closed