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.
Feelings on being a solid mid-level success in a world with predatory dream factories.
We localized our game into 6 languages. It was worth it.
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.
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Life to date market share ...
Life to date market share numbers : r n r nRank Country Share r n1. USA 43.7 r n2. Germany 8.1 r n3. Canada 7.1 r n4. Russia 6.9 r n5. UK 5.5 r n6. Australia 3.5 r n7. France 2.9 r n8. Brazil 2.0 r n9. S.Korea 1.6 r ...
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[Blog - 08/06/2014 - 01:29]
In color theory, value is ...
In color theory, value is more or less a synonym for brightness ie, dark vs. light r n r nThere 's also lightness, but that uses a different color model 1 r n r n 1 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HSL and HSV
[Blog - 07/21/2014 - 12:52]
I heard it from someone ...
I heard it from someone else in the industry long ago, and now I forget. I believe it was originally some producer 's test for doing a super-quick evaluation of a new from-scratch game project that was being pitched.
[News - 07/22/2014 - 08:55]
Thanks for the data. So ...
Thanks for the data. So that hypothesis accounts for only part of the gap but it still does account for nearly half of it, which is significant
[News - 07/03/2014 - 10:42]
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