Play Test Report

For the play testing I conducted one play test with three play testers of different backgrounds to get a better widespread of data.

Visual notes:

After watching the players test the game and observing their reactions first hand I learned a lot from that alone. The map design was clearly pleasing to the testers as well as the colour schemes. The common feedback was that more could be done to improve the shooting mechanics and the animation behind the wolves movement.

Possible future implementation suggestions:

Regularly voiced feedback to playing the game was implementing sounds to the game which was considered but found to be very difficult unfortunately. All of the players commented on the game exiting as soon as the player dies and not having a function to hold a players score in a scoreboard.

 

Survey Questions:

1: How does the player movement scheme feel? Is it simple to use?

2: How difficult is it to play? Do the Enemies move too quickly and are they too difficult to hit?

3:Was the scoring system fair? Should players be rewarded more/less for certain achievements?

4:What felt like you missed in this game? Sound effects or increasing difficulty?

5:Does the game bore you after a while? Should the difficulty increase?

 

Play tester 1 answers:

1: How does the player movement scheme feel? Is it simple to use?

A: The character moves smoothly and was simple to use. I figured it out after my first play through

2: How difficult is it to play? Do the Enemies move too quickly and are they too difficult to hit?

A: The Games difficulty was not an issue to begin with. The enemies do present a challenge when trying to hit them but that adds to the enjoyment.

3:Was the scoring system fair? Should players be rewarded more/less for certain achievements?

A: The score system works well, however more detail could be put into it to reflect a real hunters cash out from a successful hunting trip

4:What felt like you missed in this game? Sound effects or increasing difficulty?

A:Game sounds could be implemented but isn’t a necessity as well as a walking or running dynamic for the wolves so it looks better.

5:Does the game bore you after a while?

A: the game doesn’t bore me to the point of sleep but if the difficulty changed or something along those lines changed the game could be more exciting.

Play tester 2 answers:

1: How does the player movement scheme feel? Is it simple to use?

A: The character movement is clean and easy to use.

2: How difficult is it to play? Do the Enemies move too quickly and are they too difficult to hit?

A: The game difficulty was nice for my level of ability. They do not move too quickly towards me and when I shoot at them I usually hit so I enjoyed it.

3:Was the scoring system fair? Should players be rewarded more/less for certain achievements?

A: The scoring system was fair and I don’t see how it could improve

4:What felt like you missed in this game? Sound effects or increasing difficulty?

A:If game sound was included I wouldn’t complain as it would be an improvement, specifically around the waterfall area and maybe growling from the wolves when they get close. The game difficulty does not need to be changed.

5:Does the game bore you after a while?

A: The game was very entertaining I found so not as such.

 

Play tester 3 answers:

1: How does the player movement scheme feel? Is it simple to use?

A: The way the player moves around the screen is wonderful and easy to use. The crosshair is a nice shape and colour for the contrast on the map.

2: How difficult is it to play? Do the Enemies move too quickly and are they too difficult to hit?

A: The game difficulty was a bit tough when I started but eventually it evened out

3:Was the scoring system fair? Should players be rewarded more/less for certain achievements?

A: The player is rewarded the right amount for the level of effort it takes to find and hunt those wolves

4:What felt like you missed in this game? Sound effects or increasing difficulty?

A: The game felt rather complete to me, sound would change the dynamic a bit but increasing difficulty isn’t required. Animation for the wolves would be a nice improvement as well.

5:Does the game bore you after a while?

A: I did not get bored playing this game, I was immersed for a little bit in this game.

 

Feedback:

The most common feedback from the play testers was that the game was at a reasonable standard where it is now but if it was to be improved it would take a lot of time to do so. The sounds included with for different parts of the environment and with the wildlife like growling with the wolves. Animation for the wolves was also mentioned frequently.

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