5 OKR examples for Game Development

What are Game Development OKRs?

The Objective and Key Results (OKR) framework is a simple goal-setting methodology that was introduced at Intel by Andy Grove in the 70s. It became popular after John Doerr introduced it to Google in the 90s, and it's now used by teams of all sizes to set and track ambitious goals at scale.

How you write your OKRs can make a huge difference on the impact that your team will have at the end of the quarter. But, it's not always easy to write a quarterly plan that focuses on outcomes instead of projects.

That's why we have created a list of OKRs examples for Game Development to help. You can use any of the templates below as a starting point to write your own goals.

If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read our OKR guide online.

Our Game Development OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Game Development. We also included strategic projects for each template to make it easier to understand the difference between key results and projects.

Hope you'll find this helpful!

OKRs to develop creator for third person game creation

  • ObjectiveDevelop creator for third person game creation
  • Key ResultComplete designing intuitive UI for creator tool by 70%
  • TaskDevelop a detailed UI design plan for the creator tool
  • TaskImplement 70% of planned UI design elements
  • TaskReview and test completed UI for intuitive interaction
  • Key ResultAccomplish beta testing with 40 user feedbacks for improvement
  • TaskCollate and analyze tester feedback for improvements
  • TaskIdentify and recruit 40 beta testers
  • TaskDevelop and prepare the beta version for testing
  • Key ResultImplement 50% of pre-set game templates for third person games
  • TaskImplement selected game templates
  • TaskSelect 50% of listed templates for implementation
  • TaskIdentify and list all pre-set game templates for third-person games

OKRs to secure funding for mobile game prototype

  • ObjectiveSecure funding for mobile game prototype
  • Key ResultResearch and identify 100 viable investors for gaming prototype by week 6
  • Key ResultDevelop and perfect a unique and engaging pitch for potential funders by week 3
  • TaskIdentify unique selling points of the project
  • TaskPractice the pitch for fluid delivery
  • TaskCreate a compelling narrative for the pitch
  • Key ResultSecure meetings and present pitch to at least 50% of identified investors
  • TaskPrepare and rehearse investor pitch
  • TaskCompile contacts of identified investors
  • TaskSchedule meetings with each investor

OKRs to develop a compelling game that engages and captivates players

  • ObjectiveDevelop a compelling game that engages and captivates players
  • Key ResultDevelop a functional prototype of the game with polished graphics and intuitive controls
  • TaskImplement and refine intuitive controls based on user experience and usability testing
  • TaskIterate on the game design based on user feedback and playtesting results
  • TaskConduct user testing to identify any issues with the game controls
  • TaskCollaborate with an artist to create high-quality graphics for the game prototype
  • Key ResultConduct user research to identify target audience preferences and game themes
  • TaskDevelop a survey to gather user feedback on preferred game themes
  • TaskUse findings to inform game theme selection and prioritize target audience preferences
  • TaskConduct interviews with target audience members to understand their preferences
  • TaskAnalyze user research data to identify common themes and preferences
  • Key ResultConduct playtesting sessions to gather feedback and iterate on the game design
  • Key ResultCreate a detailed game design document outlining gameplay mechanics, levels, and objectives
  • TaskOutline basic gameplay mechanics that will define the core experience of the game
  • TaskCreate clear and specific objectives for each level, ensuring they align with gameplay mechanics
  • TaskDesign a series of diverse levels that challenge and engage players
  • TaskResearch popular gameplay mechanics, level design techniques, and objective structures

OKRs to increase value proposition for a staff training videogame development company

  • ObjectiveIncrease value proposition for a staff training videogame development company
  • Key ResultIncrease revenue from sales of training videogames by 15%
  • TaskEnhance product features and user experience to boost customer satisfaction and loyalty
  • TaskDevelop partnerships with industry influencers or organizations to expand sales reach
  • TaskImprove marketing strategies to create greater awareness and interest in training videogames
  • TaskAnalyze current market trends and identify target audience for training videogames
  • Key ResultIncrease customer satisfaction rating for training videogames by 10%
  • TaskImplement gamification elements to increase engagement and enjoyment
  • TaskConduct regular surveys to gather feedback and address customer concerns efficiently
  • TaskImprove gameplay mechanics based on customer feedback
  • TaskEnhance customer support response time and effectiveness
  • Key ResultDevelop and launch at least 2 new interactive and engaging staff training videogames
  • TaskDesign and develop user-friendly interfaces for seamless gameplay experience
  • TaskTest and debug the games thoroughly to ensure optimal performance and functionality
  • TaskResearch and identify suitable game development platforms and tools
  • TaskCollaborate with subject matter experts to create engaging content for the games
  • Key ResultIncrease client retention rate by 20% through effective value proposition communication
  • TaskConduct a comprehensive market research on clients' needs and preferences
  • TaskImplement regular client feedback surveys to continuously improve value proposition alignment
  • TaskTrain all sales and customer service teams on effective value proposition communication
  • TaskDevelop clear and concise value proposition statements for each target client segment

OKRs to develop and launch a web based multiplayer game

  • ObjectiveDevelop and launch a web based multiplayer game
  • Key ResultEnhance player retention by implementing a leaderboard and achieving a 30% increase in returning players
  • Key ResultIncrease user engagement by achieving a minimum of 1000 active players per week
  • TaskIncrease social media presence and regularly share updates, promotions, and player achievements
  • TaskLaunch weekly in-game events and competitions to keep players engaged and excited
  • TaskImplement a referral program to encourage current players to invite new ones
  • TaskImprove user interface and overall gameplay experience based on player feedback
  • Key ResultImprove game performance by reducing average server response time to below 100 milliseconds
  • Key ResultEnsure a seamless gaming experience by achieving a player satisfaction rating of at least 4 out of 5
  • TaskEnhance in-game communication channels to provide prompt and effective customer support
  • TaskConduct player surveys and gather feedback to identify areas for improvement
  • TaskImplement regular bug fixes and performance updates to optimize game functionality
  • TaskContinuously analyze gameplay data to identify patterns and enhance game features accordingly

Best practices for managing your Game Development OKRs

Generally speaking, your objectives should be ambitious yet achievable, and your key results should be measurable and time-bound (using the SMART framework can be helpful). It is also recommended to list strategic initiatives under your key results, as it'll help you avoid the common mistake of listing projects in your KRs.

Here are a couple of best practices extracted from our OKR implementation guide 👇

Tip #1: Limit the number of key results

Focus can only be achieve by limiting the number of competing priorities. It is crucial that you take the time to identify where you need to move the needle, and avoid adding business-as-usual activities to your OKRs.

We recommend having 3-4 objectives, and 3-4 key results per objective. A platform like Tability can run audits on your data to help you identify the plans that have too many goals.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's audit dashboard will highlight opportunities to improve OKRs

Tip #2: Commit to the weekly check-ins

Having good goals is only half the effort. You'll get significant more value from your OKRs if you commit to a weekly check-in process.

Being able to see trends for your key results will also keep yourself honest.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's check-ins will save you hours and increase transparency

Tip #3: No more than 2 yellow statuses in a row

Yes, this is another tip for goal-tracking instead of goal-setting (but you'll get plenty of OKR examples above). But, once you have your goals defined, it will be your ability to keep the right sense of urgency that will make the difference.

As a rule of thumb, it's best to avoid having more than 2 yellow/at risk statuses in a row.

Make a call on the 3rd update. You should be either back on track, or off track. This sounds harsh but it's the best way to signal risks early enough to fix things.

Building your own Game Development OKRs with AI

While we have some examples above, it's likely that you'll have specific scenarios that aren't covered here. There are 2 options available to you.

Best way to track your Game Development OKRs

OKRs without regular progress updates are just KPIs. You'll need to update progress on your OKRs every week to get the full benefits from the framework. Reviewing progress periodically has several advantages:

  • It brings the goals back to the top of the mind
  • It will highlight poorly set OKRs
  • It will surface execution risks
  • It improves transparency and accountability

We recommend using a spreadsheet for your first OKRs cycle. You'll need to get familiar with the scoring and tracking first. Then, you can scale your OKRs process by using a proper OKR-tracking tool for it.

A strategy map in TabilityTability's Strategy Map makes it easy to see all your org's OKRs

If you're not yet set on a tool, you can check out the 5 best OKR tracking templates guide to find the best way to monitor progress during the quarter.

More Game Development OKR templates

We have more templates to help you draft your team goals and OKRs.

OKRs resources

Here are a list of resources to help you adopt the Objectives and Key Results framework.

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