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.
We're running a game jam about Proceduralism and PermaDeath, and raising money for OpenGameArt.org
I played Defender's Quest with the steam controller to see how well it works with mouse-heavy strategy games. It's pretty good!
I'm trying to organize a movement to respond to the recent unpleasantness with YouTube cracking down on Let's Play videos and other game-related content.
Most games have one big sales spike at launch, and then fade - the "Long Tail." But what if the long tail is a multi-spiked "Stegosaurus Tail?"
Exploring various escape/running away mechanics in RPG's over the years.
In which I propose "Procedural Death Labyrinth" as an alternative genre descriptor to Rogue-Like-LIKE / Rogue-LITE. Sort of.
[News - 03/04/2014 - 01:34]
Just like to point out ...
Just like to point out that this is built on the awesome Haxe/OpenFL tech stack : r n r nHaxe: www.haxe.org r nOpenFL: www.openfl.org
[Blog - 03/03/2014 - 01:09]
Ah So you 're saying ...
Ah So you 're saying if the big guys go all in, they have the power to fundamentally disrupt market pricing
[News - 02/21/2014 - 04:03]
I 'm just going to ...
I 'm just going to leave this word here as some people apparently have never heard of it: r n r nProportionality. r n r n Person X deserves absolutely everything that has happened to him, and also deserves zero sympathy simply does not follow from Person X did bad ...
[News - 02/20/2014 - 04:03]
[Blog - 01/26/2014 - 05:35]
What s holding you back ...
What s holding you back r n r nHere 's a short list: r n1 Children r n2 Disability and/or chronic illness that requires specific medical resources r n3 Immigration/residency issues that require you to stay in one place r n4 Family that depends on you to take care of ...
[Blog - 01/22/2014 - 03:12]
Everyone should really read this ...
Everyone should really read this Reddit AMA Mona is doing on the topic, to really get down to the nitty gritty: r nhttp://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/1vvvkh/the great tm saga ama with monaibrahim game/