Now that you have joined BackerKit’s Community Newsletter, Joined our Tabletop Crowdfunding Community on Facebook, and have started a Kickstarter Campaign Page, it’s time to get organized.
Whether you have a few ideas jotted down in a notebook or have already spent a significant amount of time creating your game, it’s important that you centralize all your ideas and progress into one sharable place. Early drafts of your rule book, game component sketches, early artwork, market research notes, and the seemingly infinite amount of things you’ll need to keep track of should all be easily accessible. This will help you stay organized, and as your team inevitably grows, you’ll be equipped with a space to share progress, collaborate, and give feedback.
If you’re looking for a good place to start, you can’t go wrong with Google as they’ve pretty much thought of everything and offer it for free. Chances are you’ve already done this, but if not, activate your Google Drive to store all your docs, spreadsheets, and images. Create a new email account for your new brand, get your weekly workflow on track with a calendar, and get face time with collaborators using Google Meet. These are just a few of the fundamental organizational tools at your disposal.
There are many options out there for digital organization, so spend a little time discovering what works best for you and your team. Setting up an organized foundation will help keep you accountable as you move forward with your game idea.
Provides a plethora of free tools aimed at staying organized and collaborating with teammates across multiple devices.Trello
Another great tool focused on team collaboration, project management, and productivity. For those looking for something a little more visual and interactive.Canva
An easy-to-use tool to help craft images for your websites, landing pages, social media, and more. Featuring thousands of customizable templates and stock images. Can truly be a lifesaver for those lacking digital editing skills.Austin Kleon on Staying Creative During Tough Times
Looking for a little inspiration to help stay focused? Writer and artist Austin Kleon delivered a great talk at BackerKit’s Bond conference that eventually turned into a best-selling book called “Keep Going”.
Now that you’ve centralized and organized your ideas, you should establish your goals and expectations.