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!

Koen

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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…

PGA here I come

I got my first golf set today (pictures down below). The reason you may ask, well. My brother, cousin and uncle are all playing, and they have been trying to get me to join for some time now. And finally I complied and said I’ll join. So I’m aiming to take the green card next weekend of the weekend after that. Depends when the next squash tournament is. So today we went to the driving range, bunker, and the putting green. Never tried the last two, and is was super fun. Think I had some beginner luck. At least with me nearly two hundred meter long drive! So really looking forward to get the green card so I can start playing for real. Hopefully I will go back to the driving range on Tuesday.

I’ve also been sorting my retro collection. Put all the extra accessories into two small boxes. Make it much easier to get hold of them when needed.

And now I’m off to bed. Good night!

Yogitea of the day: Inspiring others towards happiness brings you happiness.