Lars A. Doucet is the Co-Founder of Level Up Labs, LLC, an independent game design studio based in Bryan, TX, and has a Master's degree in Visualization Sciences from Texas A&M University.
His latest project is the successful RPG/Tower Defense hybrid Defender's Quest.
In addition to his work at LUL, Lars has been a consultant who specializes in "Applied Gaming," an emerging field that uses game design and game technology for new uses both in and out of the entertainment sector.
Lars' applied gaming projects include Super Energy Apocalypse, in collaboration with the Houston Advanced Research Center, and CellCraft, through Wake Forest University and the MacArthur foundation.
Lars has also consulted for Rice University's Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning and Texas A&M University.
A simple "rule of thumb" for quick "smell-test" risk assessment of crowdfunded game projects.
In which I argue that Adobe can save the Flash ecosystem (and their tools business) by pivoting towards Open Source standards like Haxe.
What if there was a way to mathematically detect games that have a lot of interest from a small niche, but haven't gotten the wider exposure they deserve yet?
Legendary Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu will compose the main theme of Defender's Quest 2: Mists of Ruin. Details inside.
Some recent developments for our next game, Defender's Quest 2.
I'm a 15-year flash veteran, sad to see it go. But I think OpenFL will rise from its ashes and take us places Flash never could!
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What happens is it creates a culture of Work Heroism 1 where you are encouraged to visibly have your butt in a seat for as many hours as possible, despite evidence that a 40 hour work week does not aid productivity, and in fact decreases productivity 2 . You may ...
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Yeah, that 's a good point. This was originally a test used for general development ie, I first heard about it before Kickstarter was a thing , and KS just seemed like a relevant angle for an article about it.
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I invested in this oil ...
I invested in this oil company, but all they talk about is childish things like exploration and drilling r n r n I invested in this fashion company, but all they talk about is childish things like clothes, design, and modelling
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Couple facts: r n r ...
Couple facts: r n r n1 There are music unions in other countries r n2 Union musicians in other countries are willing to negotiate with the game industry like negotiating prices for a buyout clause r n3 Quite a lot of these union musicians in other countries don 't charge ...