Today's Gamasutra educational feature, part of the expanded Gamasutra Education
section of the site, goes into a typical day of classes and work for Scott Wooton, student at Camden County College. Wooton, who is currently working on the game Scorn
with Team Committed, describes an issue with the game development in the following extract:
"Professor Morrison gives a brief lecture to the entire class updating everyone on the current situation and what’s coming up next in the class schedule. He asks to speak to me in the hallway, which I think can only mean bad news.
The team is having some issues and will be undergoing some changes. Many parts of the game design document had not been started and there was around two weeks left before it was due. Jesse Neukirich, one of the game designers, was tirelessly writing the game’s story, while the other game designer had the responsibility of writing the levels.
Unfortunately, there had been a breakdown in the team and problems had arisen. I was offered the job to become Jesse’s new co-game designer. I accepted the job since writing is one of my passions. I had already written the background information for the game’s characters and some of the back-story as well, so I had a good understanding of where we were going with the project. I was also a game designer last semester so I knew the job and what it required. "
You can read the full Gamasutra educational feature on the topic
to find out if Wooton's team can pull through (no registration required, please feel free to link to this feature from external websites).