Gamasutra - Blogs http://gamasutra.com/blogs/ Lars Doucet's Blogs Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:00:04 EDT en-us scarless@think-services.com (Simon Carless) Fixing Steam's User Rating Charts - by Lars Doucet http://gamasutra.com/blogs/LarsDoucet/20141006/227162/Fixing_Steams_User_Rating_Charts.php Business/Marketing,Design,Production,Console/PC,Indie Steam's "sort by user rating" is broken. Here's how to fix it. http://gamasutra.com/blogs/LarsDoucet/20141006/227162/Fixing_Steams_User_Rating_Charts.php Mon, 06 Oct 2014 04:15:00 EDT Brave NewSteam World - by Lars Doucet http://gamasutra.com/blogs/LarsDoucet/20140929/226679/Brave_NewSteam_World.php Business/Marketing,Design,Production,Console/PC,Indie NewSteam is upon us. Tails will be fatter, launches will be harder. Some good, some bad, net positive. http://gamasutra.com/blogs/LarsDoucet/20140929/226679/Brave_NewSteam_World.php Mon, 29 Sep 2014 01:05:00 EDT Optimizing Tower Defense for FOCUS and THINKING - Defender's Quest - by Lars Doucet http://gamasutra.com/blogs/LarsDoucet/20140923/226261/Optimizing_Tower_Defense_for_FOCUS_and_THINKING__Defenders_Quest.php Design,Console/PC,Indie Best practices for Tower Defense game design, as long as you share the same highly opinionated design goals as me. http://gamasutra.com/blogs/LarsDoucet/20140923/226261/Optimizing_Tower_Defense_for_FOCUS_and_THINKING__Defenders_Quest.php Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:16:00 EDT Follow Your Dreams!...Or Maybe Don't. - by Lars Doucet http://gamasutra.com/blogs/LarsDoucet/20140820/223810/Follow_Your_DreamsOr_Maybe_Dont.php Business/Marketing,Design,Production,Console/PC,Indie Feelings on being a solid mid-level success in a world with predatory dream factories. http://gamasutra.com/blogs/LarsDoucet/20140820/223810/Follow_Your_DreamsOr_Maybe_Dont.php Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:48:00 EDT Was Localizing Defender's Quest Worth It? - by Lars Doucet http://gamasutra.com/blogs/LarsDoucet/20140813/223350/Was_Localizing_Defenders_Quest_Worth_It.php Business/Marketing,Design,Production,Console/PC,Indie We localized our game into 6 languages. It was worth it. http://gamasutra.com/blogs/LarsDoucet/20140813/223350/Was_Localizing_Defenders_Quest_Worth_It.php Wed, 13 Aug 2014 05:01:00 EDT Will that crowdfunded game ever actually ship? - by Lars Doucet http://gamasutra.com/blogs/LarsDoucet/20140721/221489/Will_that_crowdfunded_game_ever_actually_ship.php Business/Marketing,Design,Production,Console/PC,Serious,Indie,Social/Online,Smartphone/Tablet A simple "rule of thumb" for quick "smell-test" risk assessment of crowdfunded game projects. http://gamasutra.com/blogs/LarsDoucet/20140721/221489/Will_that_crowdfunded_game_ever_actually_ship.php Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:52:00 EDT