I did it again (for the fourth time)! I participated in the 25th
Ludum Dare competition themed »You are the
Villain« held during December 14th to December 16th. In 48 hours I
created not one, but three (arguably very mini) games, packaged as »The Other
It's safe to say this this is my best and most polished Ludum Dare submission
thus far. And it's even almost void of bugs!
The concept is simple: Step in the shoes of the bad guys in your favorite game
classics. You play as the commander of an army of aliens invading earth, as a
ghost haunting the Pac Man and as puppeteer in the (not yet classic but amazing)
Windows users can download the game
here, OSX users should
click here and
Linux users can download a .love package from
here. Running the .love
requires a copy of the LÖVE framework, which you can obtain
here. If you want, you can also take a look at the source code here.
At the GPN12 I gave a 60 minute talk titled Crash
Course Lua. As the name suggests, it covered the basics of
Lua. Apart from that I showed a few cool things (like a
simple signal/slot implementation) you can do with the language. The slides are
in German, but if that doesn't scare you, you can view the slides online
NaMa Tek is the name of my entry for the 23rd Ludum
Dare, which lasted from April 20 until April 23. The
game (i.e. code, graphics, sound) was created from scratch in merely 48 hours.
I've been semi-actively blogging my progress and written a lengthy-er post
mortem. The posts are available
You can download the game for Windows
here, for OSX
here, and as a .love package
here. Running the .love package
requires a copy of the LÖVE framework, which you can get
here. I hope you have at least as much fun playing the
game as I had making it. The official submission page has some valuable
comments on how to play the game as well as some screenshots: NaMa Tek @ Ludum
I have used several graphical email clients like Claws
Thunderbird as well as web mail
clients such as SquirrelMail and
Roundcube to access the IMAP-stored mails on my
server. None of them realy clicked with me for longer than two monthts.
Recently, I came back to the one and only: Mutt.
Soon after the reunion, it occurred to me that I don't really need to have Mutt
installed on all my computer(s), but can just put it on the server and use ssh
to access the mails. Apart from having one instead of multiple configure files,
this has the benefit that the mail is accessible from every computer that has a ssh
client available (which, thanks to
PuTTY, is in
fact every computer that let's me download and execute files). It also means
that I can seal the IMAP server off from the outside world, which in turn
reduces potential security risks. There is only one problem: What about email
... I arrived in the 21st century (and it only took 12 years).
Gone are the times where all you could see on this domain was a ribbon with
...allswell... written on it. No sir, in this day and age a four letter
domain demands at least a blog. Or something that looks like a blog. And this
is - in essence - what this should be: A place where I sporadically write about
stuff that I find needs to be written about.
I guess that's it for the moment. I'll write when something interesting comes up.