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Kornelius A. Prell

A pragmatist who brings ideas to life in digital form... like a modern Frankenstein

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Migrating netzkaempfer.com

The old blog and domain is no longer active, but I'd still like to keep my old articles about web-based game development.

Migrating kaapedev.wordpress.com

The old blog is no longer actively maintained, but I'd still like to keep my old articles about game development with Xbox Live Indie Games.



A year of freelancing

How freelacing worked for me to gain traction on the entrepreneurial path and what advantages and disadvantages I've experienced so far.




Airrise: First Playtest

During the writing process for my masterthesis I’ve taken up the development of “Airrise” as a balance.

Chat with Node.js

Although we choose JQuery and PHP after intense prototyping as a foundation for our game, the technology isn’t capable of some functions we need.

Character traits in Social War

We want to transfer the elements of classical roleplaying in the world of social networks with our browsergame Social War.

“Netzkämpfer” are born!

Together with some colleagues I founded the organisation “Netzkämpfer” that is intended for a german audience.


Clean Code

Recently I stumbled upon a book that I bought for my bachelor thesis, but didn’t manage to read until now: Clean Code by Robert C. Martin

Avatar Tower: Menu video

As the menu structure is hard to describe by screenshots I made a little video to show you the current menu flow and gameplay.

Avatar Tower: More themes

A lot of potential “platform theme” texture files have been lying around on my hard disk for some time now.

Avatar Tower: Burn, Baby! BURN!

You might remember from the early mockup, that I planned to add fire at the bottom of the tower from which the Avatar is trying to flee.

Avatar Tower: Menu

After months of wasted time, I finally got my butt in gear and fixed some bugs.

Finishing 2nd semester

As you may have noticed, I have been quite busy for the last months. Today our class wrote the last two exams of this semester.

Avatar Tower: Logo

During the last hours I tried to create a logo for Avatar Tower and I’m pretty satisfied with the result.

Avatar Tower: Minor Update

I finally managed to reconfigure my development environment in Ubuntu. It simply works and provides everything I need.

Avatar Tower: Hours of work

Currently I’ve got two term papers to write, two case studies to work on, a heavy test in two weeks and furthermore I need to find a new apartment and prepar...


Happy New Year!

Hopefully you’ve had some nice christmas days with your families.

Merry Christmas!

I’ve been extremly lazy (regarding game dev) in the last weeks.

Technology week

During this week I made major updates in my current technology level.