An illustration of three persons moving deliverables between different stages of the Overflow product development process.
An illustration of three persons moving deliverables between different stages of the Overflow product development process.

From its early days, our team never stopped believing that there are learning experiences to be gained from literally any situation. Although undoubtedly a challenging and largely disrupting year for everyone globally, 2020 was in many ways also a year of hard, enthusiastic work, big projects, and significant milestones for Overflow.

With no further ado, in order of personal significance to our team, here are the Overflow moments that stood out in 2020:

Showing our new face to the world

It’s not every day that literally every member of a team gets to contribute to a common, all-encompassing project. Yet here we are, amidst the spring 2020…


Yours truly enjoying a different, yet equally impressive sunset to the one described below.

It was a beautiful late July evening. I was finally on a long-deserved vacation after the madness that 2020 had been thus far. Sitting on the balcony of my rental apartment in Western Greece, overlooking the seemingly endless, dreamy surface of the Ionian Sea as the sky dusked in hues of pink and orange, I left a deep sigh of longing and inexplicable solitude.

“I wish my classmates from the Master’s were here to see this.”

I am fully aware of how weird this might be to read for many people — I really do. I got used to struggling…


The cast of Final Fantasy VII remake standing in the city outskirts with a motorcycle.
The cast of Final Fantasy VII remake standing in the city outskirts with a motorcycle.
The main cast of Final Fantasy VII Remake (Artwork by Square Enix)

Minor spoiler alert: I tried to avoid specific spoilers throughout the article but, obviously, some wider game themes are discussed. Read at your own discretion.

I first played the original Final Fantasy VII two years after its 1997 release, during my lazy summer break from school in 1999. As a matter of fact, it had just so happened that I had completed its successor game, Final Fantasy VIII, just a few months prior. Absolutely amazed by that title’s storyline and gameplay, I decided to give VII a chance. Boy, was that 10-year old schoolkid in for a ride! …


A header illustration image, showing people chatting through conference call on a laptop screen.
A header illustration image, showing people chatting through conference call on a laptop screen.

From the very first day after switching from a distributed to a fully remote working model, we saw team communication as one of our main challenges. When it came to remote meetings, Zoom was already our tool of choice; therefore, it was a no brainer to keep it, moving forward. Nevertheless, we quickly noticed that some of our past processes were inefficient when attempted remotely.

After brainstorming and experimenting, we came up with creative solutions to some of our most common problems. …

Constantinos Vitoratos

Digital marketer @overflowapp 💻, language nerd, and RPG fanatic 🎮 Into Tech, Politics, Pop Culture & Trivia.

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