Writer, Designer and Producer. Somewhere between 70 and 120 shipped titles for all major platforms. One of the chosen few working both AAA and Indie and not going nuts from doing so. Short Bio: 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 most infamous render artists in Austria with his shows "Welcome to the Cyberspace" and "Atomic City". 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 a whopping year before going back into media business as Online Writer for the JoWooD Group (Spellforce, Gothic, Giants). Later Community Manager, Game Designer, Head of Development, Producer. Still BOTH AAA producer (Anno, Hitman, MGC..) and Indie developer with "Homegrown Games".
After finnishing "Into the Dark", I will be spending one month down under in order to create a state-of-the-art and quite exceptional documentary about Australia, the total solar eclipse in cairns and of course the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people.
Stay tuned for more info!