It takes a lot of hands on deck to make or maintain a game—OpsBunny creator Alex knows that firsthand. With close to a decade of experience in gaming across project management and monetization, Alex has a deep understanding of the pain points that arise in gaming projects. That’s why he built OpsBunny: a dedicated tool that helps LiveOps gaming teams automate repetitive work and keep the whole game studio aware of what they’re working on. We chatted with OpsBunny creator and solopreneur Alex about his plans for OpsBunny and the problems he hopes to solve in the gaming space.
Tell us about your app and what it does.
The app is called OpsBunny and is a collaboration tool for product and LiveOps teams working in games. After working in the space for over eight years, it was clear that there needed to be a tool to help LiveOps gaming teams automate their repetitive work and easily keep the whole game studio up to date with their initiatives.
How does OpsBunny work?
The app allows users to manage their calendar of events and offers planning for their game. They can use custom templates to simplify and reduce the overhead of planning recurring events. OpsBunny also connects with popular project management tools, so when an event is created in OpsBunny, it automatically creates an issue in Jira or Asana. Finally, users will have control of who receives updates on their team and studio. When events start and end, emails and slack messages can be automated so that everyone who needs to be notified can be.
Tell us a little about your background and how you discovered no-code tools like Bubble.
I worked in games for over eight years, specifically in product management and monetization. I always wanted to create my own app but didn't have the technical foundation to do so. I stumbled upon Bubble a few years ago, started playing around with it, and immediately felt empowered. It was like my dream came true and the missing piece was finally delivered to me. I went to work and used the endless amount of public resources to learn and build my own app. All my ideas now have a path to reality, and this is super liberating and freeing for me.
Why did you build your app on Bubble?
I wanted to build OpsBunny because after working at two major gaming companies and not having a proper tool to help my team work efficiently, it was solving a problem I personally had for years. Plus, I had met a ton of other PMs and LiveOps Managers in games, so I had a really good group of beta testers that would be willing to try it out and become customers.
What have been your milestones or successes so far?
The first milestone was finalizing the MVP. I had a couple of more challenging weeks trying to learn and integrate oAuth via the API connector, but an amazing community member named Jici really helped me out. I actually ended up finding a small bug on Bubble, and the support team was super responsive and helped resolve it. Now that all the core functionality is in, I'm working with my first potential customer to iron out the final pieces and ensure everything is enterprise-ready for him to roll out at his company. Closing my first deal will be a huge milestone for me, not just on this Bubble project but also in my professional career.
What are your future plans for your app?
I want to keep solving problems and eliminating inefficiencies for gaming product teams. I want to integrate more project management tools to increase coverage, polish the core functionality like the calendar and event creation screens, optimize it for mobile, and then turn on the marketing jets!
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