What is Forkdrift?
Forkdrift is a free multiplayer action game where the player takes the role of a forklift. Players aim to tip their friends over in one of the two game modes, and can customize their forklift's wheels, forks, chassis, and color.
Forkdrift began development as a student project in January 2020 with six team members, eventually expanding to twelve members after onboarding about a month later. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis reaching our area in March, we transitioned to remote development part-way through our project. Despite this setback, we were able to continue development and released our game to Steam on July 31st, 2020. Forkdrift has since received over 100,000 downloads, and won the Champlain Games Fest Audience Award for Best Digital Game in 2020.
As one of the original six developers on Forkdrift, I wore many hats over the months I spent working with the team. For the bulk of development, my main responsibilities were as the systems designer, as well as working as the team's QA lead. During this time, I used Google Forms to create and distribute QA surveys and run testing sessions, where I would later analyze the feedback data from our users, transforming it into actionable tasks for future Sprints. Additionally, I learned Adobe Premiere to edit the original Greenlight Presentation trailer that was used to pitch our game, which can be viewed below.