A real blog post?!

Is it true? I’m going to tell something more about my life?!

Well…its not that long ago since I posted a little bit about my self, but my brother (which I guess is one of the few that reads my blog, if you don’t count my other brother) complained about it was just all about twitting. Luckily that was just a mistake. I turned on daily update instead of weekly update. Silly me.

“Anywho”, since it’s not that long ago I posted about my life, there isn’t really much interesting that have happen. I attended a golf course this weekend, and I succeeded. So now I can get my green card in two weeks. Planning on getting it the 11Th. But it’s expensive to start golfing. Guess that goes for most of the sports out there when you start fresh. Good thing for me is that I have a nice uncle that gave me his old set which I posted two weeks ago if I remember correctly.
So since I don’t have a green card, I can’t play. So went to the driving range and practised my long shoot, and also some bunker shots. Those are really really hard, but it’s fun when you master it. Was with my brother and I decided to buy me one of those golfing gloves! How cool isn’t that?! I went for a white one, most classy! Keeping it real you know.

Other than golfing, much isn’t happening. Found out that there isn’t anything for me to do at my job this summer. So need to find somewhere else to work. That’s no fun. So have sent about ten job applications. Hopefully at least one of them need me. Note sure what to do if I don’t get a job. Can’t live on just air. Maybe if I had a more popular blog I could live on it, have a little donate shop. Maybe produce a little toy and sell it. That would be fun. 2k3 dolls. Wonder how they would look like.

Guess that’s it for today. I’m going to bed. Getting a bit tired, and tomorrow I’m donating blood for the first time in my life. A bit scared, don’t want to pas out or something. So wish me luck!

Good night!

PS: Check out this awesome Post-It video, got it through Cubeecraft.com!

Koonsolo is planning a new game!

Koonsolo’s next game!
April 27th, 2009

Some time ago I asked our mailing list subscribers to fill in a survey to help decide our next game, and I was amazed that so many took the time to fill this in. To be honest I expected only a few would give feedback. So a big “thank you” to everybody who provided their feedback!

It seems that a lot of you like the originality and optical illusions in Mystic Mine, so this is definitely going to be included in our next game. During the development of Mystic Mine I discovered a new twist on those impossible levels, but wasn’t able to use this in the game. But now I have the chance of creating a new game that makes use of this ‘new angle’, but I’ll tell you more about that later.

Sci-fi and fantasy are still very popular themes, but I don’t want to commit to that too much since there are already a lot of such games out there. And I want to create something unique. The world of our next game can be best described as “futuristic fun”. This probably means nothing to you, but once I’m able to show the first images, you’ll see what I mean.

And of course, it will be available for Linux, Mac and Windows.

I’ll keep you updated!


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A trip back in time

In 1993, Dan Linton, owner of a hugely successful BBS called Software Creations, visited Texas and made his way to id Software. This is the footage he recorded one night in November 1993.

If you are a fan of Id-software or just want to see how Doom was made, you should check out this video. Also check out the blog where it was first posted!

A Visit to id Software from john romero on Vimeo.

Weekend yet again

I’m done with my first day with golf course. Only theory today, so wasn’t that fun. Hopefully and probably it will be a lot more fun tomorrow when we will learn and try to swing the club. I’ve also started to twitter again. So follow me at www.twitter.com/2k3, if you feel the need to stalk me.

Other than that I’m doing my last mandatory task in my java course. And this time it’s about threads and sorting. I’ve got the sorting done, don’t know if its the best, but I nearly made it myself. So just need to figure out how to split it up into different threads to speed it up!

“The Dragon’s Claw” by Justice of the Unicorns from Robert Bruce on Vimeo
A sad song…