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.
I get lot of pitches for "Steam competitors". 99% are doomed to failure, the majority before they even start.
"Getting Over It" is the kind of game I would never make, it's super painful and not my thing at all, and I love it.
Over 220 Steam developers share their thoughts on the platform.
All of the major game stores (Steam, GOG, Origin, Uplay, itch, etc) serve different groups at the same time, many of which have competing interests.
75% of indie games make almost nothing. What else can you learn by playing "fantasy football" with indie games on Steam?
I've always known there was an undiscovered batch of players eager for indie games. Well, I found them: they're in China
[Blog - 12/14/2017 - 09:57]
For an example of a ...
For an example of a large-scale, long-lived, and successful cooperative enterprise, people should take a peek at Mondragon: r n r nhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondragon Corporation r n r nEDIT: also, Greg -- was Manifesto Games originally conceived under the co-op model you advocate for here
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I feel I should point ...
I feel I should point out that many of the user review issues such as remove the user rating entirely were aggressively downvoted by the survey respondents to the very bottom of the pile. r n r nThat said, I 'm not sure how other user rating issues such as ...
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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.