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Category: Work

Back to Windows

For the last seven years, I’ve been working on Apple’s OS X and it’s been a blast. I was always a bit scared switching over as I would ‘miss out’ on a lot of things. It’s kind of strange to now switch back and discover the same kind of anxiety. You can easily get used to a different situation, I guess.

The frightening future of virtual reality

A few weeks ago I attended the first Dutch VR Meetup at the Rockstart-headquarters in Amsterdam. As the name indicates, the meetup was completely focused on the Oculus Rift and its brethren. Many headsets were present to provide a peek into virtual reality video images and computer generated worlds. Some of them even supported by strange contraptions.

My personal workflow changes of 2013

Changing your workflow can be a drag. Many apps and services are waiting to help you organise your life. Adding them clutters up your workflow, rather than streamlining it, causing you to fall back into old habits. The same goes for me unfortunately.

Still, here’s a recap of the notable changes in my workflow this past year (including games) which focused on cutting down, rather than adding.

Spellborn: Merald Heragon – Master Wrathguard

  • Name: Merald Heragon
  • Race: Daevi
  • Gender: Female
  • Age (998 AC): 24 (974 AC)
  • Previous Faction: Torque

At one point during TCOS development we created the Discipline Masters, a set of the Enclave’s greatest heroes and prime examples of what to expect from the Disciplines, our class system. While they were put in the game, they never got the attention I wanted them to have, nor were all assets used. I envisioned them as a band of contemporary heroes the players could fight alongside to in specific scenes.

Marlon Kromodikoro, Dennis Zoetebier and yours truly created a bio for each of the Discipline Masters and this series is meant to showcase each of them. The game itself only contained minor bits and pieces.

Spellborn: Isarah Nenuse – Master Void Seer

  • Name: Isarah Nenuse
  • Race: Daevi
  • Gender: Female
  • Age (998 AC): 48 (950 AC)
  • Previous Faction: Veridan

At one point during TCOS development we created the Discipline Masters, a set of the Enclave’s greatest heroes and prime examples of what to expect from the Disciplines, our class system. While they were put in the game, they never got the attention I wanted them to have, nor were all assets used. I envisioned them as a band of contemporary heroes the players could fight alongside to in specific scenes.

Marlon Kromodikoro, Dennis Zoetebier and yours truly created a bio for each of the Discipline Masters and this series is meant to showcase each of them. The game itself only contained minor bits and pieces.

Spellborn: Nolden Krainstyn – Master Trickster

  • Name: Nolden Krainstyn (pseudonym for Endlon Prisoner)
  • Race: Human
  • Gender: Male
  • Age (998 AC): 42 (956 AC)
  • Previous Faction: Citizen (Ousted)

At one point during TCOS development we created the Discipline Masters, a set of the Enclave’s greatest heroes and prime examples of what to expect from the Disciplines, our class system. While they were put in the game, they never got the attention I wanted them to have, nor were all assets used. I envisioned them as a band of contemporary heroes the players could fight alongside to in specific scenes.

Marlon Kromodikoro, Dennis Zoetebier and yours truly created a bio for each of the Discipline Masters and this series is meant to showcase each of them. The game itself only contained minor bits and pieces.

Spellborn: Shift – Master Skinshifter

  • Name: “Shift”
  • Race: Unknown
  • Gender: Unknown
  • Age (998 AC): Unknown
  • Previous Faction: Unknown

At one point during TCOS development we created the Discipline Masters, a set of the Enclave’s greatest heroes and prime examples of what to expect from the Disciplines, our class system. While they were put in the game, they never got the attention I wanted them to have, nor were all assets used. I envisioned them as a band of contemporary heroes the players could fight alongside to in specific scenes.

Marlon Kromodikoro, Dennis Zoetebier and yours truly created a bio for each of the Discipline Masters and this series is meant to showcase each of them. The game itself only contained minor bits and pieces.

Spellborn: Gerreth Bournbray – Master Runemage

  • Name: Gerreth Bournbray
  • Race: Male
  • Gender: Human
  • Age (998 AC): 48 (950 AC)
  • Previous Faction: House Silver

At one point during development of The Chronicles of Spellborn, we created the Discipline Masters, a set of the Enclave’s greatest heroes and prime examples of what to expect from the Disciplines, our class system. While they were put in the game, they never got the attention I wanted them to have, nor were all assets used. I envisioned them as a band of contemporary heroes the players could fight alongside to in specific scenes.

Marlon Kromodikoro, Dennis Zoetebier and yours truly created a bio for each of the Discipline Masters and this series is meant to showcase each of them. The game itself only contained minor bits and pieces.

Spellborn: Nhiana Flammeon – Master Deathhand

  • Name: Nhiana Flammeon
  • Race: Daevi
  • Gender: Female
  • Age (998 AC): 35 (963 AC)
  • Previous Faction: House Shroud

At one point during TCOS development we created the Discipline Masters, a set of the Enclave’s greatest heroes and prime examples of what to expect from the Disciplines, our class system. While they were put in the game, they never got the attention I wanted them to have, nor were all assets used. I envisioned them as a band of contemporary heroes the players could fight alongside to in specific scenes.

Marlon Kromodikoro, Dennis Zoetebier and yours truly created a bio for each of the Discipline Masters and this series is meant to showcase each of them. The game itself only contained minor bits and pieces.