Miko Charbonneau
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Miko Charbonneau added the App Status
Jan 17, 2013
Miko Charbonneau received a gift from Richard Franklin
Jan 15, 2013
Miko Charbonneau joined Sergio Schuler's group

Point and Click Adventure Game Makers, Fans and Scurvy Dogs

For the adventurers, AGS (Adventure Game Studio) and any thing inventory puzzle clickey aficionados! Get your mouse and let the pixel hunt start.See More
Jan 15, 2013
Miko Charbonneau joined Sarah Best's group

The Self Helf Games Division

Addressing the issue of motivation in life through games. Discuss creating environments that allow people to motivate themselves for action, apply the methods developed by psychology of happiness and increase their belief in their own abilities.See More
Jan 15, 2013
Miko Charbonneau joined Sarah Best's group

Marketing Your Game

We all produce fantastic games, but they’re nothing without players. Can you tell us how you’ve successfully promoted your game (sans giving a talk at TED…)See More
Jan 15, 2013
Miko Charbonneau joined Sarah Best's group

Health and Games, or Health in Games

By using game mechanics in therapy for heart patients, teaching young diabetics to estimate carbs, help ritualize the keeping of journals for chronically ill patients, shortening feedback loops, increasing collaboration and putting a smile on the face of poor sods (I am one, I may say so  ) – this group will change the world.First one to release, gets a beer at the next meetup!See More
Jan 15, 2013
Miko Charbonneau joined Sarah Best's group


Do you work for, own, or are interested in Indie Game companies?? If so, join up and let’s talk about what we’re all working on and discuss any related topics!See More
Jan 15, 2013
Miko Charbonneau joined Sarah Best's group

Gameful Writers

Those of us dedicated to the art and craft of telling a rockin’ story through games.See More
Jan 15, 2013
Miko Charbonneau joined Harry Brennan's group

Windows 8 Gamedev/Gamedesign Group

A group for anyone interested in, or working on, nontrivial and gameful Windows 8 games.See More
Jan 15, 2013
Miko Charbonneau joined Sarah Best's group

Women and Games

A group for discussing topics that particularly affect women and girls in games, gaming, and the game development industry. Gentlemen welcome.See More
Jan 15, 2013
Miko Charbonneau updated their profile
Jan 15, 2013
Miko Charbonneau is now a member of Gameful
Jan 15, 2013

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Affiliation (company, school, group, e.g.)
UCF/Microsoft/Pretty Smart
If my life story were a game, it would be a cross between ...
Katamari Damacy and Persona 3
Most people know me as a (check all that apply) ...
Game Developer, Game Designer, Writer, Student, The Best Project Manager Ever, The Intern, Researcher, Lifelong Gamer
When it comes to my game-making career, I'm ...
up-and-coming (1-2 games on my resume)
Kinds of games I’m best known for making or want to be known for making someday (check all that apply) ...
Mobile games, Simulations, Active / motion sensor games, PC Games - single player, Art and Experimental games, Card games, Educational games, Health games
Will collaborate for
Creative fulfillment and fun, Big money, A chance at a Nobel Prize
Anything else you want to say about the kinds of projects or people or organizations you’d like to work with?
I am very excited about active/exercise games and how we can make them better. So excited that I devoted four years to it for my PhD research!

I am also interested in education games. I'm currently developing a design document for a computer science puzzle game and would welcome feedback from programmers and non-programmers!

Developing games is important to me as a form of creative expression. I've been working on several games that have helped me cope with difficult periods of my life, and I'm finally in a place to begin implementing them in earnest. I'm very interested in others that express their feelings through game design.
Games you’ve worked on ...
I've made a number of 3DUI game prototypes for my graduate school research, more info can be found on my website http://www.evaliation.net

I have published two games for Android:

Top Dog: Lucky's Charm is a family friendly adventure game about dogs in a day care:

Shark Bait is a tile sliding puzzle game:
What abilities would you bring to a collaboration?
Lots of experience designing interface controls for active games (Wiimote and Kinect). My PhD research is on dance game interfaces, so I know a lot of obscure facts about rhythm and dance games and have made some prototypes myself. Graduate school has trained me in user research and I've designed and run several complicated user studies.

I have interned at Microsoft both as a Program Manager and a Game Designer. I love giving presentations and creating things and I've been praised for my problem solving and team management skills.

I do have a programming background and a bit of an art background, but I prefer design and writing.
Three games you’ve played that have changed your life:
Resident Evil 4
Dance Dance Revolution (3rd Mix)
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