What was the scope of their involvement?
When Rubikal first came on board, they were engaging in game development projects in Unity. They started with two desktop games, compatible with PC, Mac, and Linux. As the project went on, we began bringing in more games we’ve developed with other studios, and the team does maintenance and bug fixes across each of them. There've been about a dozen games that have passed through their hands so far. We’ve also used their services to port our desktop games to mobile.
Eventually, we realized a need for more engineering resources as well, and the team stepped in to support us with web development. Now, not only do they build games, they also help us to build a product platform around the games.
Currently, Rubikal is working on the frontend frameworks for the website, working in Vue.js. The team is also helping with hosting and backend set-up with AWS and GoDaddy. They’ve created a lot of different pages and functions. We also have some features in our roadmap that we’re planning to build soon, like user authentication and payment systems. We’re in the process of prioritizing those features, and once they’re ready, Rubikal will help us build them out.
We also have a Native desktop application built by a different team, and Rubikal will potentially be helping us maintain that application, which is built in Electron.js.
What is the team composition?
We mainly work with four people. Nada (People Partner) has been my main point of contact. Yasmine (Game Developer) and Mahmoud (Game Developer) are our two Unity developers. Noran (Software Quality Assurance Engineer) QAs the team’s work.
How did you come to work with Rubikal?
I worked with Rubikal at a previous company, and they did fantastic work. When I joined Endless and we were looking for game developers, I reached out to Rubikal again. At the time, they didn’t have any Unity developers, but they were interested in branching out into that sphere, so they assembled some developers and came on board.
How much have you invested with them?
We’ve spent between $90,000–$120,000 so far.
What is the status of this engagement?
Our collaboration began in January 2019 and is ongoing.