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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We are SAVE
Father's Island

We are SAVE

Father's Island

The latest Hotfix to the 1.09 we presented earlier finally solves a big problem - now you can save / load without regrets!

V 1.09 Update introducing Reshade / MasterEffects
Father's Island

V 1.09 Update introducing Reshade / MasterEffects

Father's Island

We have granted Father's Island an extensive visual upgrade. With special thanks to Reshade.me and Mastereffects Guru Marty McFly, we are able to bring...

Play NOW Into the Dark & Into the Ice !

Play NOW Into the Dark & Into the Ice !

News

The time has come! We kick off our Halloween Event on Steam with an overhaul and a new release - for free!

Official Announcement: We went back into the ice!

Official Announcement: We went back into the ice!

News 1 comment

Enough of the teasing, enough of cryptic remarks in Interviews spread, enough of occasional screenshots tweeted away. Here we go with the official statement...

Father's Island Giveway is running!

Father's Island Giveway is running!

News 18 comments

What is better than a free demo on Steam? A free full game, of course! Join to win one of 100 Steam keys!

Free demo released on steam!

Free demo released on steam!

GameGuru 1 comment

Father's Island gets lot of praise in reviews and articles - much more than we expected. "Try before you buy" and get our demo from Steam!

Father's Island v1.06 - An extensive update after a great start!
Father's Island

Father's Island v1.06 - An extensive update after a great start!

Father's Island

Father's Island has received praise and overwhelmingly postive feedback - as well as two extensive updates!

Father's Island Steam Release!

Father's Island Steam Release!

GameGuru 1 comment

Long hours, weeks and months of hard work are behind us. But today, we launch on steam!

Kickstarter is over: First reward & late pledge option!
Antinomy - Justice, not Vengeance!

Kickstarter is over: First reward & late pledge option!

Antinomy - Justice, not Vengeance!

The campaign came to an end - with exactly 3338.5 Euro pledged. In addition to that, some people sent money to our PayPal address, one even wired an early...

The final hours of our Kickstarter!
Antinomy - Justice, not Vengeance!

The final hours of our Kickstarter!

Antinomy - Justice, not Vengeance!

The final hours of our campaign are upon us - and it has been a great pleasure to run this one for you. And it will be an even greater pleasure to go...

The evolution of our architecture
Antinomy - Justice, not Vengeance!

The evolution of our architecture

Antinomy - Justice, not Vengeance! 1 comment

It´s a long, long way from stock asset for quick & dirty prototyping to production-quality architecture and gameplay-relevant building construction...

Antinomy vs Oculus: Tripping the Rift!
Antinomy - Justice, not Vengeance!

Antinomy vs Oculus: Tripping the Rift!

Antinomy - Justice, not Vengeance!

After we released yesterdays update including several FAQs for Antinomy, we received many emails within a few hours asking if Antinomy has some kind of...

Premiere: The first extensive Unreal Ingame Footage
Antinomy - Justice, not Vengeance!

Premiere: The first extensive Unreal Ingame Footage

Antinomy - Justice, not Vengeance! 2 comments

One of the most asked-for items during our campaign so far has been ingame material from the current development build. New Screenshots, new gameplay...

Weapons of Antinomy
Antinomy - Justice, not Vengeance!

Weapons of Antinomy

Antinomy - Justice, not Vengeance! 2 comments

Dear backers and supporters! You are really great, and we from Homegrown Games and Against All Odds Games are very grateful for every single € pledged...

Antinomy - Justice, not Vengeance! is BACK for BACKERS!

Antinomy - Justice, not Vengeance! is BACK for BACKERS!

Indie Devs

Yeah, we kept our heads low during the last months, working constantly on the game and on a way to get the funds we need. Now we are VERY close to a total...

Pushing Onward: Ongoing development after Kickstarter Fail
Antinomy - Justice, not Vengeance!

Pushing Onward: Ongoing development after Kickstarter Fail

Antinomy - Justice, not Vengeance! 1 comment

Not giving up: Even with the Kickstarter failing, Antonomy WILL be developed and released.

Homegrown Games announces "Father´s Island" for December 2016

Homegrown Games announces "Father´s Island" for December 2016

News

While we are still working on "Into the Ice" and "Antinomy", we won´t let 2015 pass without releasing a new game!

Into the Dark Halloween Edition 2015 live on Steam!

Into the Dark Halloween Edition 2015 live on Steam!

News 2 comments

The first version of the Into the Dark Halloween Edition 2015 has been pushed lived on Steam. Contains many improvements, bugfixes and a new free Halloween...

Kickstarter relaunch with Unreal 4 power!
Antinomy - Justice, not Vengeance!

Kickstarter relaunch with Unreal 4 power!

Antinomy - Justice, not Vengeance! 1 comment

After challenging and demanding months of hard work, patience and passion our Prototype has been converted from GameGurur / DarkBasic to the latest shinyUnreal...

Greenlit by Steam Community and moving to Unreal 4!
Antinomy - Justice, not Vengeance!

Greenlit by Steam Community and moving to Unreal 4!

Antinomy - Justice, not Vengeance! 1 comment

As the game has been greenlit and attracted quite some crowd (although obviously a rather non-funding one), we have some inquiries from publishers, distribution...

First look at Unreal Playable!
Antinomy - Justice, not Vengeance!

First look at Unreal Playable!

Antinomy - Justice, not Vengeance! 2 comments

Everyone loves eye candy. Or at least almost everyone. So, in addition to the various insights we gave about the GG world prototype, we have now unleashed...

Antinomy Kickstarter launched!
Antinomy - Justice, not Vengeance!

Antinomy Kickstarter launched!

Antinomy - Justice, not Vengeance!

Do you want to travel to Jerusalem with us? Do you want to become immortal as a village leader in our game? Or would you prefer a 30 feet tall golden...

Rock me, Amadeus! (may contain traces of UE4)
Antinomy - Justice, not Vengeance!

Rock me, Amadeus! (may contain traces of UE4)

Antinomy - Justice, not Vengeance! 2 comments

While the prototype we created in GG is being polished, we also have a track working on key scenes from the prototype being run in Unreal 4 - just in...

The World of Antinomy: The Oasis
Antinomy - Justice, not Vengeance!

The World of Antinomy: The Oasis

Antinomy - Justice, not Vengeance!

While the world of Antinomy is a world in distress and conflict, there are some places of peace and tranquillity, retreats for the players character to...

The World of Antinomy: The Capitol
Antinomy - Justice, not Vengeance!

The World of Antinomy: The Capitol

Antinomy - Justice, not Vengeance! 5 comments

As Antinomy is an open world game, size does actually matter. However, most of the time the player will be in one of the many settlements - or even in...

Antinomy - now on IndieDB
Antinomy - Justice, not Vengeance!

Antinomy - now on IndieDB

Antinomy - Justice, not Vengeance!

Antinomy, the 19th century open world action adventure developed by Against All Odds Games and Homegrown Games, is now on IndieDB, too. A unique game...

Into the Dark on Steam Summer Sale!
Into the Dark

Into the Dark on Steam Summer Sale!

Into the Dark

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...

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!

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

Developer insight: The creation of a scene

Into the Ice - Nazis of Neuschwabenland 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...