Games

Due to my passion for games it is always a pleasure to design and develop a computer game. Starting with simple webgames I now focus on state-of-the-art computer games. During the work on different types of games I have gained a lot of experience in different fields like 3D computer graphics, physics, and AI. Here is a list of my latest games.

Neon Racer

Neon Racer is an award-winning augmented reality racing game and is played on a special table setup. Real objects on top of the table act as virtual collision objects in the game. The player can stop his opponent by simply placing his cell phone on top of the opponent’s ship.

Neon Racer in action

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This is the PC-demo version demonstrating the basic racing game without the real obstacle detection system. Although Neon Racer is much more fun played on the table setup.

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Evolving Ogre

Artificial intelligence (AI) is an important element of computer games. Evolving Ogre, a game developed from scratch, demonstrates the use of learning methods and the implementation of AI in computer games. A genetic algorithm optimises the behaviour of the computer-controlled characters in the game. A flexible genetic system performs this task and is introduced in detail. This system is able to evolutionarily develop arbitrary objects, data, artificial creatures and solutions.

Evolving Ogre

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In Evolving Ogre you are a brave knight fighting against a greedy ogre. The ogre is on its way to eat all sheep and it's up to you to stop him! The ogre has different attributes (eg. hunger, bravery, intelligence). These attributes influence his behaviour. The right values are determined in the learnmode with a genetic algorithm.

Instructions

Playmode
Just move the knight with the cursor and attack the ogre by pressing space. Press F1 for more help!
Learnmode
In the first screen you see the initial population of ogres. Each ogre has its own attributes. Press ENTER to start evaluating them. The ogres are fighting against each other. Good ogres are evolutionarily developed. After 30 generations the best ogre should be found.

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Berlinvasion

Berlinvasion is a shoot’em’up game dedicated to Berlin’s emblem – the bear. In this game the player has to shoot down the really evil bear (the red one) which threatens the German capital.

Berlinvasion

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You can download the game and prevent Berlin from its doom. Just shoot down the red bear and don't forget to reload your gun by clicking the right mouse button. Regrettably the Berlinvasion online platform isn't available anymore. Hence the internet high score will not work!

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Bowling For Buzzards

Bowling For Buzzards transports the atmosphere of a bowling alley to your home PC. The game uses the ODE physics engine to simulate the correct behaviour of the bowling pins. The path of the bowling ball can be controlled directly by mouse movement.

Bowling for Buzzards

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Instructions

When dragging the mouse with the left mouse button pressed, the movement of the mouse is recorded. The striking power depends on how far the mouse is pushed forward. The direction of the bowling ball can be controlled by moving the mouse slightly to the left or right. As soon as the left mouse button is released, the bowling ball is pushed into the bowling alley. The horizontal movement of the mouse has to be within the indicated radius. In case the mouse is moved too far to the left or the right, the strike is invalid and has to be repeated.

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