After more than 1 year and a half in beta, HacknPlan finally hit version 1.0!
We have many users from this forum, but for those who don’t know us, HacknPlan is a web application that combines project management with game design documentation. You can build your design specs in a structured way and link tasks to them; this way the design docs get extra info like progress, metrics… and related tasks have something that groups them together in a meaningful way.
We provide a 100% free plan for everyone to use, and also 2 premium plans with advanced features which can also be evaluated for 2 weeks.
You can mark the current milestone you are working on as default. Go to your milestone list on the summary page and click on the star icon at the left of the milestone title.
About the features of HacknPlan, probably the Game Design Model is the most useful one that some people don’t use. I’m not sure if they don’t find it useful or just don’t understand it, but the fact is having the design of your game integrated with your tasks make everything more coherent and the information you get is super useful. I would also say the task dependencies are great; visually spotting which tasks are blocked by the completion of others helps a lot detecting bottlenecks and other issues.