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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Into the Dark on Steam Summer Sale!
Into the Dark

Into the Dark on Steam Summer Sale!

Jun 27, 2014 Into the Dark 0 comments

Yes, the steam summer sale madness hat infected us all. Now you have the chance to get Into the Dark dirt-cheap.

Steam & Desura united peacefully...
Into the Dark

Steam & Desura united peacefully...

May 30, 2014 Into the Dark 2 comments

Yes, Into the Dark has been sold on Steam for almost a month now. However, we haven´t forgotten our dear Desura customers.

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

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

Apr 2, 2014 Into the Dark 4 comments

Dozens of fans thought we are making some crazy April´s fool attempt yesterday - but no, everything was true!

Developer insight: The creation of a scene
Into the Ice - Nazis of Neuschwabenland ALPHA

Developer insight: The creation of a scene

Dec 18, 2013 Into the Ice - Nazis of Neuschwabenland ALPHA 2 comments

Ladies & Gentlemen, dear friends and fans: This time we give you an insight into the creation of a scene. With our new screens as visual demonstration...

Into the Dark Update and Windows 8 / 8.1 compatibility
Into the Dark

Into the Dark Update and Windows 8 / 8.1 compatibility

Dec 15, 2013 Into the Dark 0 comments

We hadn´t thought about Windows 8 during the developement of Into the Dark, but now many players are already running Win8 or even Win8.1 on their machines...

First impressions of our new engine!
Into the Ice - Nazis of Neuschwabenland ALPHA

First impressions of our new engine!

Dec 9, 2013 Into the Ice - Nazis of Neuschwabenland ALPHA 1 comment

While we have presented some screens from the pre-beta versions of our new Engine "FPSC Creator Reloaded", here is the first run from the "real thing...

Bundle your fun!
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Bundle your fun!

Oct 17, 2013 Indie Devs 6 comments

The world is insane - a year ago we got feedback that our games are too expensive, and now people complain that they are actually too cheap. They get...

First coverage, graphic analysis and pure gameplay screenshots!
Into the Ice - Nazis of Neuschwabenland ALPHA

First coverage, graphic analysis and pure gameplay screenshots!

Oct 10, 2013 Into the Ice - Nazis of Neuschwabenland ALPHA 0 comments

Yes, we waited for quite some time to post a news update, but rest assured we haven´t gone to Mexico with all the alpha funding money (most likely because...

Last day of special sale, troubleshooting & background info!
Into the Ice - Nazis of Neuschwabenland ALPHA

Last day of special sale, troubleshooting & background info!

Sep 30, 2013 Into the Ice - Nazis of Neuschwabenland ALPHA 0 comments

As the last day of our super-special cheap introduction offer begins, we also want to adress some of the requests we got.

Into the Ice Alpha released! Last chance for the < 5 € deal!
Into the Ice - Nazis of Neuschwabenland ALPHA

Into the Ice Alpha released! Last chance for the < 5 € deal!

Sep 26, 2013 Into the Ice - Nazis of Neuschwabenland ALPHA 2 comments

Yes! The Alpha funding has started! Order now and get INSTANT access to the current alpha and ALL COMING VERSIONS of "Into the Ice"!

Release date Alpha confirmed: 9-26-2013
Into the Ice - Nazis of Neuschwabenland ALPHA

Release date Alpha confirmed: 9-26-2013

Sep 21, 2013 Into the Ice - Nazis of Neuschwabenland ALPHA 0 comments

GET INTO THE ICE FOR LESS THAN 5 €! For a very limited time, you get the full Alpha funding access for a bargain!

Into the Ice IndieGoGo is alive!
Into the Ice - Nazis of Neuschwabenland ALPHA

Into the Ice IndieGoGo is alive!

Sep 9, 2013 Into the Ice - Nazis of Neuschwabenland ALPHA 0 comments

If you want to support the upcoming "Into the Ice" game, if you want to play a role in the games story, if you want to ski the slopes of the Austrian...

Coming to an end: The final days of ITD development
Into the Dark

Coming to an end: The final days of ITD development

Sep 8, 2013 Into the Dark 0 comments

All good things have to come to an end. Unfortunately, also the trashy things. Right now we are working on the final improvements of "Into the Dark" along...

First Introduction Video: Freezing & Last stand
Into the Ice - Nazis of Neuschwabenland ALPHA

First Introduction Video: Freezing & Last stand

Sep 4, 2013 Into the Ice - Nazis of Neuschwabenland ALPHA 0 comments

With the very first from a series of videos to come, we show two of the new gameplay elements that will be introduced in "Into the Ice". This time it´s...

Into the Ice IndieDB page launched!
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Into the Ice IndieDB page launched!

Sep 4, 2013 Indie Devs 2 comments

Well, if you don´t get much attention here anymore in the next weeks and months, it´s just because we will be posting pictures, videos and news updates...

ITE Alpha released to our customers
Into the Dark

ITE Alpha released to our customers

Aug 20, 2013 Into the Dark 0 comments

With some days delay, we have finally got the ITE Alpha on Desura. If you own the ITD Desura Version, you already got it!

ITE Alpha scheduled for 15th of August - Get your ticket!
Into the Dark

ITE Alpha scheduled for 15th of August - Get your ticket!

Aug 1, 2013 Into the Dark 5 comments

Our playground levels for testing basic functions and new features that will appear in "Into the Ice" slowly turn into something we can call a fully functional...

500.000 Visits - free ITI access to all of our customers!
Into the Dark

500.000 Visits - free ITI access to all of our customers!

Jul 8, 2013 Into the Dark 4 comments

We celebrate an unbelievable number: More than 500.000 visits on the Into the Dark page. And we changed our minds on the "access to Into the Ice Alpha...

ICE-DEAL: Buy ITD NOW, get free access to Into the Ice Alpha!
Into the Dark

ICE-DEAL: Buy ITD NOW, get free access to Into the Ice Alpha!

Jun 27, 2013 Into the Dark 5 comments

Well, with "Highland Warrior" finally compiled and our producing work for "Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny" coming to an end soon, pre-production...

Hard one: Choosing the engine for "Into the Ice"
Into the Dark

Hard one: Choosing the engine for "Into the Ice"

Jun 23, 2013 Into the Dark 2 comments

Well, this is a really, really tough decision we have to make these days. We have licenses of many "bigger" engines, we have experience with almost every...

"Level" featuring Into the Dark & special SALES offer
Into the Dark

"Level" featuring Into the Dark & special SALES offer

Jun 16, 2013 Into the Dark 0 comments

Being compared by a major magazine with a Million-Dollar-Monster like Farcry Blood Dragon seemed like both an honor and an unfair comparsion for us, but...

Technology Improvements & a sneak peak on "Into the Ice"
Into the Dark

Technology Improvements & a sneak peak on "Into the Ice"

May 26, 2013 Into the Dark 4 comments

Into the Dark is released and we are working heavily both as developer on "Highland Warriors" and as Producers on "Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny...

Into the movies - a science & history lesson
Into the Dark

Into the movies - a science & history lesson

May 1, 2013 Into the Dark 6 comments

As people in many, many lets play videos keep wondering what the movies in the game are all about, and some of them even accuse us of questionable political...

Into the Dark: Hotfix released!
Into the Dark

Into the Dark: Hotfix released!

Apr 22, 2013 Into the Dark 1 comment

After some of our first customers ran into troubles starting Into the Dark and getting past the "you need a plank of wood" puzzle, we made a quick hotfix...

A detailled description of the Desura version and the improvements inside
Into the Dark

A detailled description of the Desura version and the improvements inside

Apr 19, 2013 Into the Dark 0 comments

Yes, the Trash Game of the Year Edition has been finally released exclusively here on Desura / IndieDB. It´s obvious that this is some kind of special...

ITD - Desura version is ready to rock!
Into the Dark

ITD - Desura version is ready to rock!

Mar 30, 2013 Into the Dark 3 comments

After 4 months of overhauling, polishing and bugfixing, the special version of "Into the Dark" for Desura has been compiled. Enjoy it soon here!

No chitchat news, instead 4 levels ITD for free!
Into the Dark

No chitchat news, instead 4 levels ITD for free!

Dec 16, 2012 Into the Dark 1 comment

Instead of creating some news out of nothing in order to convince you voting for us, we have decided to stick to the deeper meaning of Christmas by giving...

Watch out! Update ahead with full "Night of the living dead" & 2 bonus levels!
Into the Dark

Watch out! Update ahead with full "Night of the living dead" & 2 bonus levels!

Dec 7, 2012 Into the Dark 1 comment

As our fans know, we work hard on the next update for into the dark - especially as the next compile will be the "Christmas Promotion Edition" we intend...

Never play on patching day? I guess not!
Into the Dark

Never play on patching day? I guess not!

Nov 30, 2012 Into the Dark 1 comment

Now is the best time to start a fresh new game of Into the Dark, or at least load a savegame from level 3 - the English and German Hotfixes have arrived.

Into the Dark: Great review scores, great sales figures
Into the Dark

Into the Dark: Great review scores, great sales figures

Nov 22, 2012 Into the Dark 2 comments

4 weeks after the release of the boxed version in Europe and a download version on prtals like gamersgate and gamesload, "Into the Dark" turns out to...