Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?
The game has had 150,000 downloads on Google Play, and nearly 100,000 on iOS. It’s been quite successful. The game has a rating of between 3.9 and 4 on Google Play and the Apple Store.
There have been some complaints about crashes, slow performance or incompatibility with older Android versions, but these are minor issues. With each release, there will be some bugs, but, because Melior Games is very fast in terms of development, it’s acceptable to us.
The success of the game has to do with the design itself, but also with the quality of Melior Games’ work on our features. They implemented everything as we envisioned it in our specs.
How did Melior Games perform from a project management standpoint?
They are quite responsive. Melior Games’ team works within the GMT+4 time zone, while we are GMT+2, which means that we can speak to all of them starting at 11 o’clock in the morning. They work from Monday to Friday, while, in Israel, we work from Sunday to Thursday, but the team is responsive during their off days as well. We receive answers to any question we have within a couple of hours. During big releases, I will speak to our project manager for 10 hours on Skype, but there are also days in which Melior Games takes longer to answer our feedback. From a managerial point-of-view, it’s quite comfortable to work with Melior Games.
What did you find most impressive about Melior Games?
They’re simply a development firm which works well and is cost-effective, compared to Israel prices.
Are there any areas Melior Games could improve?
They chose Unity as a development language for our app, which is a text-based managerial game. There aren’t many animations in it, so Unity is overkill. This is the reason for the game being a bit heavy, at around 79MB. Melior Games should have used Objective-C for iOS, and another native language for Android. I think that, in terms of technical challenges, Melior Games could improve, and find more efficient solutions. They haven’t put enough effort in this, but they deliver fast solutions which ultimately work