Community is a fundamental pillar of PROMOD's development process which enables players to have your say when it comes to the evolution of our games. With that in mind, we've laid out a set of guidelines and expectations that will help make PROMOD the best it can possibly be!
Feedback comes in many shapes and sizes and it’s our responsibility to listen, digest, and discuss your feedback internally. Not all ideas are good, feasible, or viable. But consider the forums an idea whiteboard, nothing should get shot down until it's been digested and discussed, and nobody should be punished for having an idea.
We will do everything we can to reveal as much of the development as possible. For creatives this can be arduous, most of the work you see will be 'in progress' or nowhere near finished or simply somebody just playing with an idea. We're willing to open up our process and share, stream, and show you what we're working on.
Devs can't expect players to know everything about development. The more information we give you the more the community can contribute and understand the end goals of what we're trying to achieve. We want to include everyone in the development pipeline.
You'll have seen in Battalion we are very happy to change our minds and our stance. It's important that the community accept that we may change our opinion, approach, or strategy over time as we discover new things or discuss ideas in more detail. Always listen to what the developer is trying to accomplish, understanding the goal of what the devs are trying to accomplish is essential to the design process.
That the developers will always have access to the full picture with regards to the game. As hard as we try, there will always be information we hold back for a myriad of reasons be it legal or strategic. As members of the community, remember when talking to devs that they are often thinking of the big picture or long term goals over the short term.
We do our best to be as open as possible, remember that developers are people, parents, partners, and of course gamers. Players easily forget that most devs play games every evening. We are no different to you in that aspect and have similar experiences to your playing experience. Understand that most of our devs have spent well over a decade creating and making games and are experts in their field.