The quest for the perfect FREE team collaboration app for indie game development.
So, you’ve decided to form an online indie game team to create the next big hit, now you just need a way to communicate with teammates and organize everyone’s job.
Sounds pretty easy, right?
WRONG! It’s a ruddy nightmare, actually.
Here at Point Bleep Studios, a humble team of 2 incredible people, we have gone through the process of trying almost every Free/Low Cost app to help us do our work more efficiently.
We have tried chat apps, workflows apps, Kanban apps, tasks apps, complete document editing suites. We now have the insight we wish we had before we downloaded 50 different apps onto our computers and phones. Hopefully this series will save you some time and account confirmation emails.
Each team will have their own requirements so this list will be heavily biased on our own opinion and needs, so please don’t get mad if your favourite app doesn’t quite work for us.
Scoring will be calculated by how many requirement each app fulfils.
Each requirement will have a 0 to 5 score that will be added to the global score.
You can follow along modifying each requirement value according to your needs.
In our case we have decided that our perfect app should fulfil these conditions
1. Free or low cost.
3. Tasks (Kanban preferred)
4. Android and IOS Client
5. Chat available in mobile AND Tasks available in mobile.
6. Web client and Native client
7. GIF Support
8. Unlimited Chat History
9. Unlimited Users (in free plan
10. Integration Gitlab commits, mails, assorted notifications
This is the obvious first stop. It’s a really awesome chatroom, unfortunately that is all it is.
Free or low cost
Tasks (Kanban preferred)
Android and IOS Client
Chat AND Tasks available in mobile
Web client and Native client
Unlimited Chat History (in free plan)
Unlimited Users (in free plan)
Integration Gitlab commits, mails, assorted notifications
With a solid [33/50] score Slack really is awesome, BUT, the lack of tasking and the history limitation makes it not worthy for us. Next!