Happy Twenty Fourteen!

Hey everybody,

one more year of game development – and it’s been hell of an exciting one. Founding slash games with Christian Oeing, finsihing two software projects, reworking my whole Grab Bag of Useful Stuff, managing to organize the first Startup Weekend Hamburg Gaming and teaching 30 hours of game development at SAE Institute Hamburg.

I’ve just received my annual blog report, and I’d like to thank you again. Thank you for 7,100 views, which tell me to keep it up and go on blogging, as there is someone who’s reading all of this after all.

In return, I’d like to present the whole website in a fresh new look, having updated from the 2011 to the 2014 theme, effectively skipping a few years.

I’ve added a new section named Recommended Reading where you can find the few books, blogs and papers I can really recommend. Head over and check it out now!

Finally, I’ve updated my Trusted Devs section. Jan Napitupulu was my former Lead Programmer at Daedalic Entertainment when I joined the company, and we’ve been working together at Campus Buddies at the beginning of the last year. Patrick Henschel is the Lead Unity Developer at XYRALITY and has worked with us on an yet unannounced project later in 2013.

I’m really looking forward to an exciting 2014 with our first very own project at slash games, motivating game jams, a lot of Unity and Windows 8 development, more teaching at SAE, funny tweets by Notch and even more blogging!

Happy Twenty Fourteen everybody!

Fueled Up

Finally took the time to backup my site and databases and upgraded to the newest WordPress and Jetpack versions. Why do I bore you with that? Because you do benefit, too!

  • Jetpack Comments. Instead of having to log in to some kind of blog account, you may now post comments on my site using Twitter or Facebook.
  • Subscriptions. If you’re afraid of missing new posts, and you’re not that social-network-kind-of-guy-or-girl, you can now subscribe to my blog or single posts via email.
  • Sharing. New small buttons at the bottom of each post allow you to easily share any content you really like with just one click.
  • Mobile Theme. The site has been optimized for mobile devices, including a new menu that makes it far easier to navigate the blog on your iPhone, Android or Windows phone.
  • Twitter Sidebar. If you’re not using Twitter but would like to hear about the small things I got to say anyway, you can just check out the new Twitter sidebar to the right now.

Awesome, isn’t it? 🙂

However, there’s still one new feature that I’ve shied away from a little: Infinite Scroll. This plugin would automatically pull the next set of posts into view when the you approach the bottom of the page, just like you already know from sites like Google Image Search, Facebook or Twitter. What do you think about that? Tell me!

Thank you!

I’ve just received my annual blog report, and I have to admit that I’m pretty excited!

I’d really like to thank you. My biggest motivation for keeping this site alive is you reading my posts, in other words: Without you, there wouldn’t be a site named npruehs.de.

Looking back, you seem to be very interested in my projects – three game jams were among the top 5 viewed posts. Well, I’ve got good news for you: At the beginning of the year, Christian Oeing and me founded the indie game studio Slash Games, and I promise that there’ll be many, many more exciting games to play in 2013! Of course, I’ll also continue writing about best practices in software and game development, and I hope that you’ll keep criticizing and discussing, because I feel like that’s all what blogging is about.

Special thanks go out to Schlogger, Beetlebum and Christian, who seem to have brought the most new readers to my page. In fact, my participation at the Comic Collab by Schlogger what the post popular post on this site in 2012. The topic of this month is “Good Deed”, and participating is as easy as drawing a comic, uploading it to your page and linking to all other participants – new illustrators are always welcome!

Again, thank you out there, and keep on reading and spreading the word! Happy New Year 2013!

npruehs on LinkedIn

I’ve just finished setting up my LinkedIn profile – feel free to connect to me!

Schloggered!

Schlogger has finished my new banner!! WoooohooOooo!! 🙂

She’s a little bit better with Photoshop than me after all. A bit. 😉

Thank you soo much!