Game development tool vendor Hansoft has announced that UK based studio Blitz Games (Bratz: The Movie, Sneak King
) has adopted Hansoft’s integrated production management solution, which features the ability to track bugs and coordinate team workload, including during collaboration with outsourcing partners, publishers and QA teams.
Sharing the same name as the company, Hansoft is used for managing tasks and collaboration on a day by day basis by programmers, artists, project managers and producers. The software’s latest releases have introduced a bug tracking tool that is designed to “help integrate the QA process closer with development” and special features for agile development.
Blitz Games Studios, founded in 1990 by twin brothers Andrew and Philip Oliver, is based in Leamington Spa and features five different divisions: Blitz Arcade, Volatile Games, TruSim, The Virtual Experience Company and Blitz Tech, developer of its in-house technology, which provides a game development environments for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, PSN, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, WiiWare Xbox 360 and XBLA.
The company’s branded games promotion, with three games developed for Burger King, sold over 3.2 million copies across the US.
Said Blitz CTO Andrew Oliver, “We were pleasantly surprised how easy it was to set it up and get the entire team to use it and really buy into it. Games are big business now, competing with budgets of films. Team sizes are rising dramatically and it’s important to manage these teams as efficiently and effectively as possible and Hansoft has the perfect answer in their project management software."