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bio website perludus.com
location Corvallis, OR
age 53
visits member for 3 years, 9 months
seen May 19 at 0:53

Lead designer/developer at PCI Education, an educational publisher focused on Special Education.

Game development background in coding, game design, level design, and user interface/usability. Also 3d modeling if required.

Worked with Valve Software for a few years when the mod team I was part of (Day of Defeat) got bought.

Spent 13 years working on oceanographic research ships developing software for real time data acquisition, display and management.

Computer Science degree that's so old I can say I have taken a class in Cobol :)

Have presented at GDC and other conferences on the use of games, game technologies and game concepts for non-entertainment applications such as education, simulation and visualization.

See my website for various posts, screens, etc.


Jun
23
comment Why has the game “Oregon Trail” remained nostalgically popular for so many in the US?
I love that you both answered my question, and voted to close it ;)
Mar
30
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
25
comment How can I play SMP when minecraft.net is down?
What's the difference between doing this and being able to run an unauthorized copy? I.e., perhaps the reason this is difficult is because it is an anti-piracy feature?
Dec
22
comment How do I get past the stealth part in the tutorial?
Putting the name of the game in your question would get more attention for it.
Dec
22
comment Why has the game “Oregon Trail” remained nostalgically popular for so many in the US?
Funny you'd bring up Math Munchers. The company I work for sells a branded version of it named "Math Munchers for the 21st Century", which I was just playing to do some usability testing. It's interesting to compare it to the Apple ][ original. Same game, but shinier.
Dec
19
awarded  Scholar
Dec
19
comment Why has the game “Oregon Trail” remained nostalgically popular for so many in the US?
Thanks for the tag add Oak. I was going to put that in but not enough rep.
Dec
19
accepted Why has the game “Oregon Trail” remained nostalgically popular for so many in the US?
Dec
19
awarded  Supporter
Dec
19
comment Why has the game “Oregon Trail” remained nostalgically popular for so many in the US?
An interesting experiment would be to go back and play it again after all those years, and see if it still has any allure to you as a game player.
Dec
19
awarded  Student
Dec
19
comment How are players matched when creating a new town?
I'd never heard of the game so the tag didn't jump out at me, sorry
Dec
19
comment How are players matched when creating a new town?
Please clarify what game you mean in your question.
Dec
19
asked Why has the game “Oregon Trail” remained nostalgically popular for so many in the US?
Dec
19
awarded  Autobiographer