Archive for the ‘Experimental’ Category

This year the third Austria Game Jam took place at the St. Marx Media Quarter in Vienna. In the last two years I couldn’t attend due to an unfortunate date collision of the game jam and the GFG, a small but high-quality game dev conference held in Hannover, Germany. Unfortunately, it didn’t take place this year. When I was approached by Jürgen Musil, one of the AGJ organizers, if I wanted to…


Yesterday I assisted Heather Kelley with her workshop “Paper Games” on iterative game design, which was part of the “Make Me Eclectic” festival organized by Miss Balthazar’s Laboratory. The Lab focuses on offering workshops on new media and technology, as well as programming and other seemingly male-dominated areas to interested girls, women and…


At the end of February, a mysterious postcard was delivered to my house. It was hand-written (as I would’ve expected from a postcard) and addressed to me. Someone was telling me about her research (about what?) close to a waterside (where?) and if I believed in the feeling of déjà vu. I was also asked to help the writer of the postcard (with what?) and that we would see each other at the end of the month. Signed…see, it was hard to tell because there was no signature. Not a hint of a name. Just a postcard with a beautiful shot of water, handwriting that I could not assign to anyone I know. A mystery. Naturally, I would try to solve it, so I…


For a while now I wanted to turn fairy tales into games. When researching common fairy tales I came across…


The fun begins December 18, 2008! – Rolando for the iPhone and “shocking” news about Coke.


Yesterday, my wonderful and lovely partner in crime allowed me to touch his iPhone. Even play with it. To be more precise – he let me play Topple for quite a while.


I do enjoy it when some ads not only use the webspace for selling their product but go one step further…


Playing a game, enjoying a game and finding flaws in a game doesn’t necessarily mean that this enables someone to do it better, in the end.