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Create a Game with Godot - First lessons learned

I would love to share my first steps and first learnings with Godot 3 with you guys :) Export Blender Models as .dae files As one of my first tasks I tried to export models from Blender to Godot . For my first approach I used .obj files and imported them into Godot without any problems so far. After a while I realis...
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New game project scheduled – Some informations

Hey everyone, after working a whole while as freelancer, round about 7 months now, the time has come to go back to game development and start another project. Luckily, I wasn't idling in the meantime and finished all the planning stuff already. Today I would love to share some first insights and upcoming changes compared...
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Timbertales left "Early Access" – Post Mortem

Hey everyone, today I just wanted to write a bit about the latest release of Timbertales. Yeah! We left "Early Access" and we are live by now! Thank you all for your support, questions and money on all different Platforms like Twitter , Facebook , Instagram and Patreon . I want to give you a small overview about t...
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Back to development at least for a day :)

Hey, finally I am back to indie development with at least one day per week. I am still working as freelancer for two more months, but only 4 days / week. So, I will dedicate a full day per week to the development of my games and indie business. First progress is already made in a long awaited patch for Timbertales, which...
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Games Conference 2018 Hamburg recap

Hey everyone, today, I want to write a little bit about my impressions from the Games Conference 2018 in Hamburg, where I attended yesterday. There was a bunch of different talks and the topic of the Conference was "Play it – The future of games & films". So I will go through the different talks and try to recap and summ...
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My Windows 10 development environment

Hey everyone, last week I wrote about my switch from OSX to Windows 10 as development environment. Today, I can say I am still using Windows 10 and I am more familiar with it than ever before. I would like to talk about some issues and software I use for my daily business and why. So lets get started! Hyper as Terminal ...
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Switching from OSX to Windows 10 as development environment

Today I want to talk about my switch recently from OSX to Windows 10 as development environment or better said from Macbook Pro to Microsoft Surface Book 2. Why should I switch at all? As you all know game development, especially with engines like Unreal Engine 4, need a good amount of performance. I ran into some proble...
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Using the YouTube API to gather Youtubers

Hey everyone, today I want to write about a more technical / marketing topic. I recently started to make a plan for marketing my games Timbertales and FlatFatCat . One of the first steps included in this plan was to message YouTubers, which actually covered similar games to mine. First Steps My first approach was quit...
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Daily business as freelancer and further planing

Daily business at AboutYou for about 2 weeks I am now working for AboutYou in Hamburg / Germany. Who not knows this company it is a fashion web store, which is quite popular in Germany. The workspaces are very modern, the team and its structure is really nice. Unfortunately it hasn't that much to do with games, but any...
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5 Mistakes I made in the last years as Indie

Hello everyone, today I want to write a bit about my mistakes in the last two years. Some things I know better today other things were known, but I ignored them somehow. At least I got a lot of experience in two years and I will try to improve in the future. So let's start with my 5 biggest mistakes "by now". 1. Timberta...
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New Website and Blog

As you may noticed I moved all my sites from wordpress to manakeep. Also my DevBlog will be here from now on. I will not move my old posts over here, since I think there isn't too much value. But if you want to access the old posts you can do it via this link: Old Blog posts New Website with manakeep Lets talk about the...
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