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Vinícius F. C. Alves replied to Mark Houck's discussion Intl. Indie team taking on the US elections in the group IndieDevelopers
"Very intersting idea if you need a hand i may be able to help you with your attempt i know one trick or 2 at programming evan thou im not american só its up to you :) btw im brasilian and i think our society has the same problem in elections…"
Oct 5, 2013
The Mayor liked Mark Houck's discussion Election Educational game- looking for a little help
Sep 29, 2012
Mark Houck and Mikayla Irle are now friends
Sep 17, 2012
Mark Houck added a discussion to the group IndieDevelopers

Intl. Indie team taking on the US elections

Hi, all. Glad to meet you. My name is Mark Houck and my team and I are in the midst of creating an election themed educational game for release in the next couple months. Our goal is to create a really funny game that will keep people interested and playing because of the humor while we secretly educate them about important issues they will be voting on. With luck, we will be able to create an unstoppable army of voters who actually know what they're voting on when they head to the polls in…See More
Jun 20, 2012
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Jun 20, 2012
Mark Houck added a discussion to the group Games for Change

Election Educational game- looking for a little help

Hi, all! I'm excited to be a part of the new Gameful 2.0 and I'm looking forward to changing the world with you all. I'm spearheading an indie, international effort to create a hilariously funny game that will teach people about important issues BEFORE they vote in November. It's become really important to me- and to my cohorts that realize our elections here have dramatic effects on their lives over there. Our tag line is "Think First, THEN Vote"Key to making it work though, is strong…See More
Jun 20, 2012
Mark Houck joined Sarah Best's group

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Founded in 2004, Games for Change facilitates the creation and distribution of social impact games that serve as critical tools in humanitarian and educational efforts.See More
Jun 20, 2012
Mark Houck is now a member of Gameful
Jun 20, 2012

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Venice, CA
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If my life story were a game, it would be a cross between ...
Konami's "Track and Field" and Lumines for PSP
Most people know me as a (check all that apply) ...
Game Designer, Artist, Writer, Entrepreneur, Startup Founder, Public Speaker, 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) ...
Art and Experimental games, Educational games
Will collaborate for
Creative fulfillment and fun, Experience and mentorship, 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?
Honest, intelligent people and projects suit me best. Games are powerful yet largely unexplored. Looking for other explorers.
Games you’ve worked on ...
Personal projects. Nothing most people would know.
What abilities would you bring to a collaboration?
Design, Music, Organization, Energy and Enthusiasm
Three games you’ve played that have changed your life:
Final Fantasy III- I learned that games can have moving, human story lines.
Atari's Adventure!- Easter eggs! Think like a game designer
Mario series- learned that failure is not the end. Figure it out and try again.
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