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 @ Into the Dark Halloween Edition 2015 live on Steam!

Desura buyers get a free Steam key if writing to johannertl@gmx.at

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IvanErtlov @ Into the Dark

check out the latest Halloween Edition on Steam.

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IvanErtlov @ First look at Unreal Playable!

You are not that far from the truth :D

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IvanErtlov @ Antinomy - Justice, not Vengeance!

Into the Ice is still developed on a 25% track, which means, that 25% of our team are working in ITI.

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IvanErtlov @ Homegrown Games - a HRMC label

That´s an interesting question - I can´t tell you exactly WHY. However our "bigger" jobs are often released under false flag, as Publishers want to make gamers believe that their games are invented & made in one of their studios, so there you have to scroll far down the credits until you find us.

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IvanErtlov @ Antinomy - Justice, not Vengeance!

We have a fast travel system for the desert you can unlock by taking over caravanseries. Most bigger locations have secret shortcuts ;)

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IvanErtlov @ The World of Antinomy: The Capitol

Well, out of the box it´s pretty limited as it is still in Early Access, but if you know your DBPro and LUA, you can do some magic.

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IvanErtlov @ The World of Antinomy: The Capitol

Very appreciated :)
Right now we use the GameGuru Editor and customized LUA environments.

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IvanErtlov @ Antinomy - Justice, not Vengeance!

Oh, you have infiltrated the nerdy TGC community? :)

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IvanErtlov @ Latest screens

We built 1 entire level in Unreal 4 and experimented with that approach for 9 months, however, we didnt like the outcome well enough.

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IvanErtlov @ Into the Ice - Nazis of Neuschwabenland ALPHA

The question is WHEN will be this available ;)

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IvanErtlov @ Into the Dark

we scripted a god mode for a player with arthritis. Contact us when you a are desperate enough to need that ;)

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IvanErtlov @ Steam & Desura united peacefully...

you already got them in your desura client!

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IvanErtlov @ Excubitor

AWESOME GAME!

Enjoying the Alpha right now!

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IvanErtlov @ Into the Dark

Read here:

Steamcommunity.com

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IvanErtlov @ Into the Dark

By the way - 12 reviews on steam. 3x not recommended, 9x recommended.

That´s what counts.

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IvanErtlov @ Into the Dark

it has an options menu. It even works!
But it´s hidden in the steam app folder ;)

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IvanErtlov @ PunishedLamia

Oh yeah, the first time I visited here, I thought "OMG, LSD flashback!"
Not again!

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IvanErtlov @ Into the Dark: Steam, Oculus, and many improvements!

yes. There are big news on Into the Ice waiting, but first we have to get the steam launch done.

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IvanErtlov @ Into the Dark 1.3 Preview

Armin, the resolution is the same and actually we have REDUCED the memory footprint, and we are working very hard to get it down to a poitn where EVERYONE can play the game on highest texture settings.

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IvanErtlov @ Into the Dark

OK, calm down everybody.

- Jan, please stopp calling people "insane" here.
- grouchbag, Armin replied to Jan, whose statement is listed below, IndieDB gets the sorting wrong. So he (Armin) did nothing bad to you, actually he didn´t even refer to your name.

@ Topic - we keep the game as cheap as we can afford, and we had already 3 participations in Bundles, where you could get Into the Dark and severall other games TOGETHER for 5$ or less.

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IvanErtlov @ Into the Dark

send the savegame to homegrown@gmx.at and my team will look at it!

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IvanErtlov @ Into the Dark

Can you tell me which terminal you mean? THe Obama key was used for the one that lead you to the basic key, so this is ok.

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IvanErtlov @ Into the Dark

Unfortunately, Hoshi82 has not yet responded to my answer below. However, he has a valid key provided by the Romanian site Playinjector who got a bunch of keys from us as help to get their business started.

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IvanErtlov @ Into the Dark

Hi Hoshi!

All settings are confiogurable in the setup.ini file in your game folder. And if you send your desired keys mapping to homegrown@gmx.at, my staff will send you a customized ini with your prefered settings.

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IvanErtlov @ Into the Ice - Nazis of Neuschwabenland ALPHA

THX!

However, if you had played Into the Dark, you would know that the accent is a part of the story and the gameplay, in some istuations even a key to solving puzzles.

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IvanErtlov @ Into the Dark

Well, we were not 100% happy with the German Boxed version, thats the reason why we created a totally new version for Desura.
However, if you look at the German Boxed version, you will see that the subtitles were rather descriptions of what is happening, and only the context info was given in German. This is because of the fact that many eastereggs and jokes were based on linguistics, therefore not translatable.

If you want, I can have our team make a patch that translates the mission log, this could rather useful.

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IvanErtlov @ Best Upcoming Indie Game of 2013 Players Choice

Don´t exaggerate. We were lucky and it was about time to show the authorities that is stupid to judge games different from movies.

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IvanErtlov @ Indie Of The Year 2013 Editor Choice

Congratulations to all winners here!

Rogue Legacy has definately earned a sweet spot of glory!

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