Quest for Gaming

Spellforce

I am a big fan of both the RPG and RTS genres. Spellforce is a game that combine the genres, and does it well.

Spellforce Order of Dawn title screen

The original game, Spellforce: The Order of Dawn, was released in 2003. It had two expansions, The Breath of Winter, and Shadow of the Phoenix, both released during 2004. These days you can usually obtain the game with both expansions as Spellforce Platinum.

Rohen talking to you Hunters gathering food

Since this game is a mix of two …

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Categories: Role Playing Games, Strategy, Real Time Strategy, Fantasy


Removal of Google services

This website used to rely on several Google services, in particular Google Analytics for learning about visitors, and Google ReCaptcha to try and prevent spam on the Contact and Signup forms.

Google Analytics, in my opinion, tracks too much. It made use of cookies and JavaScript which tracked users across the website, analyzing behaviour. Learning about visitors is definitely useful, it helps to gauge the popularity of the website throughout the world, and what content …

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Categories: Web Development, Privacy


Arch Linux Philosophy

I've been using Arch Linux as my main operating system for close to 7 years now. Over the years I have seen a lot of people struggle with Arch Linux, and it would be a lie if I say that I also didn't struggle at first. When I first tried Arch Linux I was also fairly new to Linux in general, which means it was probably a bad choice on my part to try out …

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Categories: Linux, Open Source


War for the Overworld

Back in the late 90's, we were blessed with a most unusual and awesome game. It was called Dungeon Keeper. It was a game where you were the evil mastermind that constructed dungeons filled with traps and evil creatures, and lured the goodly heroes to their doom. I have no idea how many hours I put into this game. Then came a sequel, Dungeon Keeper 2, with 3D graphics and a vastly refined gameplay. There …

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Categories: Strategy, Real Time Strategy, Fantasy


Banished

I've always enjoyed games where you simply manage a town or empire. These games will sometimes not have a clear goal except to just manage your town. Banished, released in February 2014, is one such game.

Banished title

Most games within this genre usually have some kind of goal to work towards, either in terms of reaching a level of population, income or size of your town. However, Banished offers no such goals. Instead, you start out …

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Categories: Strategy, Simulation


Change to email

Currently, this website is relying on Google for all automatic emails. When you register a new account, request a password reset, or use the contact form for this website, there are emails sent. These emails are currently sent via Google email service and this is something I want to change. Google is known for being a hoarder of information, and I'm not comfortable with that. The plan is to migrate to ProtonMail (opens in a …

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Categories: Privacy


Soulbringer

Soulbringer is a fantasy RPG that was released in 2000 and I originally got the game about half a year after release. When I first tried the game I actually didn't like it, mostly because I had not read the game manual and didn't understand the interface or even basic gameplay elements.

Soulbringer title screen

The interface is unusual, and might feel a bit clunky when you first start playing. I actually gave up after just a few …

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Categories: Role Playing Games, Fantasy


Slackware on Raspberry Pi

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ which I so far have not really done much with. I did install Retropie (link opens in a new tab) on it, which lets you emulate old game systems. However, I ended up not having any interest in actually using it for that purpose, probably since I can do that same on my regular computer. So I'm going for somehing else, something that interests me to a …

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Categories: Linux, Open Source


Shenzhen I/O

Shenzhen I/O is a programming game, released in November 2016. You take on the role of an electronics engineer, designing curcuits and coding them.

Designing an electrical component

Of course, there is a lot more to the game. There is a story in the game, although I have to admit that I never really took the time to learn the story. I just wanted to work on the programming challenges because that's what the game is all about. You …

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Categories: Programming, Puzzle


Batman: Arkham Knight

Arkham Knight was released in 2015 and is the finale to the Batman Arkham series. It was released for consoles as well as PC, however the PC version suffered from performance issues and other bugs. It was even pulled from online sales for a while until they could fix it up.

The Arkham Knight logo

I am a big fan of the Arkham series, and have been since the first game, Arkham Asylum. When this game was announced, I …

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Categories: Adventure Games, Action


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