Hello all -
Halsted Larsson here. I teach programming and interactive design at a charter school in Maine. In a prior life, I was 1/3rd of Final Form Games - I did most of the difficulty balancing and much of the enemy programming on Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony. Suffer from pretty severe ADHD. If anyone has questions about self-care and going indie I’d be happy to talk.
Have a master’s degree in Learning, Design, and Technology – indie game dev was a terrifying diversion in a lifelong exploration of educational benefits of interactive technology.
Also, spent a year after college in CPE – ecumenical hospital chaplain training – because, as it turns out, when you major in Religious Studies and belong to a religion without clergy, it can be hard to find a paying job in your field.
Particularly interested in the intersections of Religion, Games, and Language. Was thrilled today when I found a student who laughed when I said that St. Paul was the Sonic Mania of the bible.
EDIT: I’ll be down at PAX east giving a talk and showing a few students what a con looks like from the creator side, would love to meet other folks.