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Iceland in a Week

August 31, 2019

Back in August 2018 I did a spontaneous tour through Iceland. It was one of the best trips of my life. Since I have been asked ever since about recommendations, here the recap, all with itineraries and times: Being at the end of a difficult personal journey and also torn about the future of my […]

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Creating Bullet Hell

January 27, 2019

Today was the finale of this years Global Game Jam. If you don’t know such types of events yet, basically one has 48 hours to complete a game for a given theme, either alone or as a team. The beauty of Global Game Jam (compared to the also cool Ludum Dare) is, it’s at predefined […]

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Epi-Lasik – An Eye-witness Report

July 29, 2016

After years of thinking about it I finally went through: I did a Lasik operation and got rid of my glasses. I read through so many forums and sites before for bits of information here and there. I felt quite prepared because of that but I think it is really worth to write one comprehensive blog about the […]

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July 15, 2016

Imagine you want to start developing for the HTC Vive. You want to do all those things like using reacting to the controllers using pointers teleporting grabbing and throwing objects manipulating things using menus and UI gaze etc. This means big effort. Here is where the Virtual Reality Toolkit comes into play. It’s a collection of […]

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VR Excited

May 22, 2016

It has finally arrived and all of us who have tried it so far have to say: VR blown away! I owned a DK2 before so VR was nothing new and I had, after some inner struggle with the price, pre-ordered the CV1. When the Vive reviews started coming in and the shipping dates for the […]

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The Second Machine Age – Reading Recommendation

May 1, 2016

The rapid advancement of technology lately has potentially big implications on society. The book “The second machine age” by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee is taking a look at exactly that. Here the points I took away: Many innovations happen through recombination of existing inventions. With the increasing number of inventions the possible recombinations are also […]

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Reading Recommendation

May 1, 2016

Do you know that feeling: you read a great book, are enthusiastic about some ideas in it, tell some people but gradually forget many points over time. I experience that quite often with all the things that happen around us and require mental capacity. It’s a pity. It feels more like short-term entertainment then instead of learning something […]

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Life is Strange – Adventures are Great

October 25, 2015

So in March this year it happened. A game called Life is Strange suddenly popped up on my Steam account. I checked out what it’s all about, looked at the mechanics and thought: Shit. Shit. Shit. Why the response? The game is really well-crafted. And it features a mechanic that is really intriguing: Time travel. And […]

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Adventures don’t need graphics

October 16, 2015

Due to the superb reviews I decided to buy Lifeline some days ago for my S4 phone. I honestly did not expect much. But. What a ride! For those who don’t know it: you are contacted by someone stranded on a far-away planet and get presented with a number of binary choices as you guide him […]

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Unity Asset Management

August 6, 2015

I went shopping yesterday and bought around 15 asset packs for interior design, props, furniture, electronics etc. That means I now own 344 asset packages (which I typically buy on sale/summer/winter specials). Since I expect to need many of the ones containing useful models I always import  them into my project. That makes the project […]

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