Art Production — Flow + Feedback = Quality Game Assets When They’re Needed
The Modern Game Development Art Production Director (and Manager) needs to ensure a continuous flow of art assets, staying in synch with features that are currently in development and prioritizing accordingly. They must also stay on top of asset reviews, providing necessary feedback to drive a high visual quality bar. With powerful Kanban, workflow and flexible, access-anywhere capabilities, Favro enables Art Production to continuously feed the art creation team with the highest priority assets and provide necessary feedback anywhere, anytime via the real-time mobile App.
Art teams don’t need the same start and stop, plan every iteration overhead as a Scrum based feature development team. Their art pipelines and Kanbans are optimized for efficiency and always improving; feature-driven, highest priority assets of all types are continuously filling up the input queues. Art asset creation teams need to know what should be pulled next into concept, modeling, texturing, etc. Favro empowers each different asset team — character, environment, props — with their own customizable Kanban boards. The starting input queue for each Kanban can be fed from an Art Production prioritized Asset Backlog.
Reviews and Feedback, Anywhere, Anytime
Depending on your game’s scope there can be anywhere from hundreds of assets to thousands upon thousands of assets. Regardless of the number, delivering a consistent art style and high-quality bar are paramount to success. All too often, asset reviews become the bottleneck in the flow. This usually stems from too much “ping-ponging”. Meaning, a single approver has to send an asset back for re-work multiple times, with lots of waiting in-between.
The back and forth can be reduced with precise asset definitions and expectations, which, in Favro, can be easily attached to the asset cards. This clears up uncertainty and improves the likelihood of getting it right the first time. Also, since Favro is cloud based and your asset reviews can be done anywhere / anytime with iOS and Android apps, the wait times can be significantly minimized. Also, the tool’s ability to provide visual feedback, add workflow restrictions and auto-assign approvers at review stages further smooths the flow of assets from start to finish.
Enhanced Creativity, Quality, and Timeliness
Art Production needs a collaboration tool that optimizes flow but does not hinder creativity. And, it has to be a tool that artists will enjoy using. Favro ensures that the right assets are being worked on at the right time. Favro allows each asset creation team to work the way they want. Favro speeds up and improves asset reviews. In short, Favro can take your art production to the next level.