In our group we are working on a game called Aetherial. This game is basically moby dick in the sky with floating/flying enemies. You play as a ship that has to travel from the beginning to the end through a side scrolling environment that doesn’t stop until you get to the boss. I am managing an interesting group of people, who compared to some other groups actually works together very well. To start this blogg off i would like to start talking about the group contract that I have been working on. The group contract that we have for the group is important for the group itself but not as much for the teachers. It allows us to have some ground rules within the group that we can always come back to if something goes wrong or people have problems with each other. Other than putting down the ground rules for every one in the group and their responsibilities, it also explains what is allowed and that is not allowed in the group. Some of the things in the group contract are of course common sense to some people but it is still good to have them there if problems arise. The reason why I wanted to do this contract, is because we do have some problems within the group which is tardiness. It has not affected us in a very negative way yet but if it is a persistent thing, it could lead to more people thinking it is ok to be late. This can potentially lead to bigger problems down the road, including but not limited to missing the deadline for alpha and beta deadlines in the class. The group contract does include some rules for when people are late, which makes it more serious for a person that always ends up showing up late. I, as the manager am ultimately responsible for what happens to that person and will have to make sure it doesn’t happen again. One rule that we thought about, but have not implemented, is that that a tardy person has to give the group something. This could be anything from money or maybe a cinnamon bun or even a drink at a bar. Anything to discourage the person from being late or at least change the reason why they are late in the first place. Thank you for reading my first blogg.