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!

All Talk, All Action

Phew, finally some time to give an update! After having worked on a nice little mobile game for XYRALITY for about five months (post mortem follows), Christian and me are up to our necks adding the finishing touches to Startup Weekend Hamburg Gaming.

Apart from that, I’ve been supervising the Bachelor Thesis of Julian Löhr about Developing a Windows Driver for the Nintendo Wii Remote, which ended up in giving a talk about working with the Unreal Development Kit at the SRH Hochschule Heidelberg.

Finally, I’ve started teaching at the SAE Institute Hamburg: If you’re interested in Tool Development and/or Style & Design Principles, head over to my new teaching section and check out the slides and source code.