My personal projects
Vintage Story (2016 - now)
In February 2016 I have begun to put all my focus into making my Vintagecraft mod a standalone game. This will add whole new degree of freedom to express my love for detail and procedural generation. I can also go way beyond what would have been possible with only modding Minecraft and has far greater potential in allowing me to work full-time on it. I am extremely eager to see the results of my work in action and to see the game being played by others. No matter the outcome, the coming times will definitely be exciting!
You can follow my progress at vintagestory.at
Minecraft Mod: Butterfly Mania (2012 - now)
My Wife has been begging me to make a Butterfly Mod for Minecraft for like a year, until I finally gave in ;-)
This modification adds butterflies to the blocky world of Minecraft. With the help of my wife we created around 200 realistic behaving butterflies based on real life species. Each butterfly has about 30 different properties that we manage in our own custom programmed butterfly managemenet software. With the help of this butterfly database, my Wife is now able to fully manage all the butterflies with their graphics and various properties without any knowledge in programming. With about 1.500 monthly downloads and many video reviews, our mod has gathered a sizeable amount of attention by now.
For more information, check out the mod description in the official minecraft forums.
Dissatified with the direction that our (my wife and I) favorite game Minecraft is going, we both set out to produce a complete overhaul. For one of the first versions we received an overwhelming response by the Minecraft Community.
It is a brand new and highly interesting challenge for us to create realistic and procedurally generated worlds where players can delve into exploring new lands, survive it's dangerous inhabitants and thrive from it's rich resources.
ForgeTheWorld (2013 - 2016?)
One of my dearest projects, as it is a spiritual sucessor to my first large scale web platform named ClonkForge that I created in 2002, FTW is a huge task as I am working alone on it with high goals in mind. It's aim is to be a different kind of project hosting platform made from scratch.
This project is currently on hold as I'm focusing all my energy on my Vintagecraft Standalone Project
Implemented so far: Custom MVC Architecture, Basic comment System, User login/register, Simple Project register/edit, Privileges+Roles System, Forum System, System wide category configuration, User Avatars, Per-Project Category System, User Wall System.
Anego CMS (2008 – 2016)
I've been working on an experimental and open source content management system named Anego CMS. My vision was to build a simple but fast, themable and pluggable CMS that avoids slow full page loads which are common practice in 99% of nowadays content management systems. In 2011 I've reached that goal and keep maintaining the project ever since. I've marked 2016 as the official end as I probably won't be adding any new signifcant features.
Anego has become the perfect choice for setting up small scale business Websites. This very website is run by Anego. Other implementations include, but are not limited to, my wife's website saraty.com, my mothers restaurant website freihofsulz.at, various Product Information Sites, and a company offering services in electrical engineering.
If you would like to it try out, the source code is available on Github. A setup script is provided.
Google Summer of Code (2011)
I was accepted to the Google Summer of Code 2011 which is, quoting the original website, "a global program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source software projects". I proposed a project for phpMyAdmin to build a database monitoring and optimization tool within phpMyAdmin's status page. The final result allows phpMyAdmin users to dive into the flood of queries as they are executed by the database server in real time. What usually requires special software to identify performance issues now can be done from within the same familiar database administration enviroment many have known for years.
The screenshot to the right shows the majority of what I have been working on that summer. It was a very joyful project to complete and I'm very pleased with the results as it actually assisted me years later during my working career.