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 as well as various departments at Texas A&M University.
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[Blog - 06/15/2017 - 10:05]
Certainly plenty of these titles ...
Certainly plenty of these titles are niche but how certain are you that they 've capped out on their niche as their bottleneck rather than just being bottlenecked by general visibility Niches on Steam can still be quite big.
[News - 05/30/2017 - 03:43]
It 's not unique, but ...
It 's not unique, but compared to other industries including other tech fields , it seems especially pronounced. Other fields have this problem but by all measures we have it even worse.
[Blog - 05/09/2017 - 03:00]
Not quite, these are minimum ...
Not quite, these are minimum earning thresholds, grouped together in buckets. It 's a bit awkwardly phrased, but what I 'm trying to communicate is that the 50K-99K tier groups together games that scored 50K or more, all the way up to 99K or more. So there is no upper ...
[News - 03/07/2017 - 11:37]
Yeah, my money 's on ...
Yeah, my money 's on Phaser. At least in my experience that took HTML5 game development from being super fiddly and experimental to coherent and focused.
[Blog - 03/07/2017 - 10:20]
If you 're going to ...
If you 're going to pick just one, go with Simplified. Simplified Chinese is used in mainland China, which obviously has the largest population. r n r nTraditional Chinese is used in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. I 'm not 100 sure which one Singapore uses. r n r nI ...
[Blog - 02/23/2017 - 08:03]
GameXPlain has a good video ...
GameXPlain has a good video on the desync issue -- seems more related to physical obstruction, and it 's not limited to the left joy-con, it just presents as a problem more with that one since it 's the one you use the stick for most often. He has a ...