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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Hunted: One Step Too Far

Game review - 1 agree

As a GG developer myself I am pretty impressed what this newcomer developer has pressed out of the engine. Atmosphere, pacing and - most important - gameplay are top notch.

Good game, go and get it!


The Dark Mod

Mod review

Most likely the best mod ever created!


Day One : Garry's Incident

Game review - 4 agree

many good ideas, but nothing works yet...



Game review

Great game, it was a tough battle around the 1st and 2nd place ;)

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