Hats and Terrain Rendering

I’m still figuring out how many hats a single guy can wear at once. So far, my personal hat count is something around “four”, counting two jobs, studying and personal life. As it turns out, I appear to have reached a limit for now. When this semesters courses began in October, the free amount of time at my disposal once again vanished, and so did the unsteady stream of content for this blog. This is just a faint sign of life, but hey – at least I’ve got some pictures.

MateTerrainThe first one is a screenshot from job #2, where I’m developing a game that will be used in a medical context. It’s called MATE and aims at motivating young patients in doing their physical exercise using a training device – which is basically used as a custom game controller. It has one degree of freedom and the target audience is not what you’d call a “gamer”, so I’m keeping the game itself small and simple: You’re maneuvering a paper plane through a dynamically generated landscape, collect gold coins and try not to hit anything. There also is a highscore at the end of each level and a set of ghost players from previous records.

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Bachelor Thesis

Three months and countless caffeinated drinks later, it’s finally done: My bachelor thesis has been graded and I’m back to normal life again. Since a large portion of my thesis deals with the inner workings and design descisions of Duality, it might be worth reading for anyone who is interested in the project. You can read it here. Only available in german, though.

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FlightSim: More pretty pictures

We’ve been making a lot of progress, even in the long uncared-for hardware department. That’s a good thing, since we’ll reach the project deadline on wednesday. Time for more pictures!

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Card-Post

In case you wondered what the lack of updates could mean: I’m not really working on Duality right now. There’s just too much stuff I need to take care of first. Here, I’ll leave you a postcard.

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Exams again

D’oh. No time for Duality. No time for Deck13. ‘All busy learning several forms of stuff.

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Exams, ContentProvider, RenderTargets

Roughly 18 days to go. In the end of January / by the beginning of February, I’ll have to write my exams for this semesters courses. As probably most students, I tend to start learning mostly after passing a specific point. It is located somewhere between “Hey look, a lot of topics to deal with” and “Oh my god, where’s all the time gone?!”. Usually after passing this point, my free time just waves me goodbye and vanishes. This happened a week ago and I’m pretty sure this will be the last post until mid or end of February. Wish me luck!

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