FAQ

  • What is HacknPlan? 
    • HacknPlan is a project management tool designed for game development. It has been inspired by other popular tools, like Trello or Jira, but redesigning how the work is organized to fit a common game development use case. The application is in beta phase at the moment.
  • How is HacknPlan different from other widely used tools like Trello?
    • The main difference is HacknPlan has been designed to fit the common workflow of game development teams. You can define your work in a more structured way that gives much more context, organizing your tasks in milestones (iterative versions of your game), technical categories (programming, art, design, sound…) and game concepts (levels, characters, mechanics, systems…).
  • When is the official release taking place?
    • The official release of HacknPlan is planned for the fourth quarter of 2016.
  • How can I use HacknPlan? 
    • HacknPlan is a hosted web application (SaaS) so you can register here and start using it right away.
  • Can I install HacknPlan on my own server? 
    • Nope, only a hosted version is provided at this moment.
  • Is there a mobile app available?
    • Not yet, but it is planned. You can use the responsive web from mobile devices in the meantime.
  • Does HacknPlan support authentication through 3rd parties?
    • Yes, you can login using your Google account at the moment, and some others will be integrated in the future.
  • Who can access my project?
    • The projects are completely private, and can only be seen by you and others users explicitly invited. There is a permission system that will allow you to give those users specific rights to read and/or write specific categories.
  • Does the application allow public projects?
    • Not yet, but we will implement the possibility of sharing publicly your whole project or parts of it.
  • How much does HacknPlan cost?
    • HacknPlan is a freemium service with two plans:
      • HacknPlan Personal: Personal free account. You can use it to create your personal projects with unlimited users and to join Professional organizations and projects.
      • HacknPlan Professional (not released): Professional account with a cost of 6€ per user/month (paid annually). 1 single account representing a company or studio that can create an organization and projects with advanced features and add Personal accounts to them.
  • Is my data safe?
    • Of course, we guarantee all the information stored in our system is safe by using the generally accepted standards in security. The data stored in our servers is owned by the users. The user and project data is private and require authentication and proper permissions for other users to be able to access it. All the connections and data communications that contain sensitive and private data are encrypted by using secure socket layer technology (SSL). We backup our database daily to be able to recover the information in case of major disaster. Our servers are hosted in Microsoft Azure and are located in Amsterdam (The Netherlands).
  • Will my data remain available after official release?
    • Yes, the transition to the full release will be completely seamless and automatic.