Born in former CSSR in the 70ies, Ivan Ertlov grew up as Johann Ertl in Lower Austria. During grammar school, he managed to sell his first games (mostly adventures for C64) to DiscMags. In the mid-90ies, Ivan Ertlov was among the best render Artists in Austria with his shows "Welcome to the Cyberspace" and "Atomic City" being shown at the Knight Games events with hundreds of thousands of visitors. As travellign journalist, Ivan created the docs "Rockin USA" and "Adventure Down under". After several years of studying, DJ-ing and journalism, with an obscure degree earned, Ivan became a teacher in Lower Austria. He managed to survive the kids and pupils for five months before going back into media business as Online Writer for the JoWooD AG, developer and publisher of the "Giant" and publisher of Gothic. With his own label "Homegrown Games" Ivan created two independent developed games being shipped worldwide before quitting JoWooD in 2009 and focussing on Indie Game making alone.

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IvanErtlov @ Father's Island

Nope, not a puzzle game. Think more of a Walking simulator with some puzzles and lots of LSD visions!

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IvanErtlov @ Father's Island

33 Father's Island here, and 66 ITD in the giveayway before.

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IvanErtlov @ Top 100 Indies of 2016 Announced

1. As stated below, guest votes don't count that much compared to members / trusted members one. I fully understand and support that approach.

2. There are certain hints that perhaps fans of us voted in a way that raised some flags. Scott explained that to me, and I understand the reasoning.

As said, all is good from our side and I don't want to complain here.

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IvanErtlov @ Top 100 Indies of 2016 Announced

I have discussed this with Scott and we are good. All stay calm, there will be an IOTY 2017, too ;)

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IvanErtlov @ Top 100 Indies of 2016 Announced

Hi Scott, I already replied and provided some evidence you might find useful.

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IvanErtlov @ Top 100 Indies of 2016 Announced

Congratulations!

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IvanErtlov @ Father's Island

Not enough votes, perhaps?

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IvanErtlov @ Top 100 Indies of 2016 Announced

Paradox *IS* independent in the very meaning of the word. And the games are still developed on a rather Indie budget.
AAA is perhaps a little exageerated ;)

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IvanErtlov @ Top 100 Indies of 2016 Announced

Please keep calm and drink a beer (or tea or coffee).

We appreciate your support, but if we treat this like a contest, the golden rule applies: Never discuss with the judges ;)

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IvanErtlov @ Into the Ice - October 2016

we are still playing around with several different light settings and skydomes, so that is nothing carved in stone.

The odd camo however is explained in the storyline and will stay (however, perhaps a little bit de-saturated

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IvanErtlov @ Hello, Unreal!

Are you satisfied now?!

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IvanErtlov @ Into the Ice - Nazis of Neuschwabenland

No, we already know the release date.

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IvanErtlov @ Into the Ice - Nazis of Neuschwabenland

Very good right now ^^

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IvanErtlov @ Father´s Island

Yeah, and keep in mind:

- The game is only $5 on Steam
- There is a free demo, so you know if you like it before you buy

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IvanErtlov @ Father´s Island

Why give it away a free demo then?

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IvanErtlov @ Father's Island Giveway is running!

It is a *WEIRD* game

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IvanErtlov @ Father´s Island

Word!

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IvanErtlov @ Father's Island Giveway is running!

Yeah, thats the point of the demo!

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IvanErtlov @ Father´s Island

It is.

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IvanErtlov @ Father's Island Giveway is running!

ah, lol, NOW I got it ^^

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IvanErtlov @ Father's Island Giveway is running!

Still some hours left.

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IvanErtlov @ Father's Island Giveway is running!

Then get it! Either by GiveAway or the free demo or by actually buying it ;)

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IvanErtlov @ Father´s Island

und schiach is er ah!

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IvanErtlov @ Father´s Island

LOL, immer no ^^

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IvanErtlov @ Father´s Island

A little bit. But that's perhaps just because of the monitor settings on your side.

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IvanErtlov @ Father´s Island

Please check with the FREE Steam demo if your PC runs it fluently before joining the giveaway!

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IvanErtlov @ Father's Island

Yeah!

I hope you have free time soon ;)

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IvanErtlov @ Robert D. Anderson and the Legacy of Cthulhu

It's impossible to play it on modern systems. Perhaps we will make a 10th year anniversary edition next year with a fix for that.

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IvanErtlov @ Father's Island

Added this one:

Father's Island combines elements of open world exploring, adventure and ingame visual / audio / FMV storytelling into a unique game experience with more action and interaction than usual "walking simulators", but in a calm pace that builds up a stage of psychological horrors with it's storytelling elements.

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