Marc Mauger showed examples of audio sprites and demonstrated how their custom node-based batching web app made it easier to work with the audio files during Casual Connect Europe.
Mauger has found his experience in his previous company helpful in his present position through exploring and implementing an HTML5 game. It was both research and development for the company and a deliverable product for the client. The most exciting time he recalls in his career was helping to implement core functionality for a mobile app and then seeing it go from an unknown to the #4 top-grossing Apple app in only one year.
All About the Games
During his free time, Mauger is still involved with activities that benefit the company. He enjoys learning new programming languages and computing concepts. But he isn’t totally immersed in work- related endeavors. His other hobbies are drinking beer, cooking, and walking with his dog.
For his gaming, he prefers to use Xbox 360 and his iPad. Currently, he is playing XCOM on iPad, describing it as awesome. And besides, his Xbox broke. He doesn’t yet own PS4 or Xbox One, feeling that they are too expensive; also, he really prefers the iPad or iMac. Perhaps the broken Xbox 360 will make the Xbox One look more attractive.
Trends and Beyond
Over the next few years, Mauger believes the games industry as a whole will be most affected by mobile gaming. DoubleDown is certainly well positioned to take advantage of this trend with their commitment to providing the best fun to play social casino games. And the success of their flagship game, DoubleDown Casino, certainly is reason for optimism.
DoubleDown was recently acquired by IGT, a move which they believe will combine the excitement and enthusiasm of a startup with the leadership and resources of the world’s largest casino gaming company. Marc also mentioned that DoubleDown is planning to focus on developing for Canvas and WebGL.
Catherine Quinton is a staff writer for www.gamesauce.org. Catherine loves her hobby farm, long walks in the country and reading great novels.