Daniel Renkel

Daniel 'sirleto' Renkel is a true indie game developer (at heart ;) and a part time simulation engineer (space- & aircrafts). He's studied computer science at the university of Darmstadt, Germany and has a background of 8 years as game developer (assistant projectmanager, game designer, associate producer and technical artist). He worked on a whole number of PC and console games including the Aquanox series. Visit ludocrazy.com for more information about this current android mobile phone games.

Website: http://www.ludocrazy.com/

Afternoon World Trip – released :)

I’m in a very happy mood as i’ve just finished my next small game.
It is available for FREE (not even ads!) on Android Market (for HD phones and tablets).

Download it via: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ludocrazy.afternoontrip

Find more screenshots and details here: ludocrazy.com

I’m playing a few of the 9 modes

Because it is free, you would do me a great favour if you could tell [...]

Afternoon World Trip … is near

Just a very short notice:
I’ve nearly finished my next small game for android phones and tablets.

Anybody care to try it out?
Comment here on this post or send me an email.
I will also announce next version(s) on twitter, so would be great if you follow me:

Find some screenshots, trailer and details about the game here: ludocrazy.com

Excit for Android – Released to Market!

Bugfixing is done, some more polish was given and here it is:
Excit for Android – full 91 Levels of addictive puzzle flow.
If you haven’t yet played the demo, go try it out: Excit for Android – Demo.
(click the above links to directly download the game from the Android Market site )

I’m playing 14 levels, mixed from easy to amazingly hard

Thanks go [...]

Excit for Android – Demo Released!

While Silent Totems is still on summer vacation, I worked hard on bringing the Excit-Experience to the Android. Now that the game is nearly done – only one menu is missing and of course bugfixes – i released the Excit for Android – Demo.
I would like everyone with an Android phone arround to download the demo from android market and give it [...]

Princess Nuriko … quite some trouble

I’m a bit in a hurry, so this post will end up not grammer checked and won’t even show a pretty picture.
Last thursday i received a Patent Infringement Claim from the Texas based company Lodsys LLC. Via mail (not email) they did send me a multi page cover letter + abstracts of 4 of their patents. [...]

Silent Totems – ALPHA released

Silent Totems – ALPHA released

Back in march I was hoping to have the ALPHA demo done in mid of april, but as usually everything slips if you can’t work more on your games than 24hours a week. So now its mid of may and it’s done. The schedule I made 7 weeks ago has been reached, all major features [...]

Tuesday Developer Diary – Silent Totems #6

In parts 1,2, 3 of this developer diary I explained the building-blocks of our newest game. Part 4 was about how the parts should come together in our sandbox game, by giving collectable cards as rewards to the player.
(Part 5 was an intermezzo i had to write to blow of some steam about performance issues).
Today i [...]

Tuesday Developer Diary – Silent Totems #5

Tuesday Developer Diary – Silent Totems #5

While trying to get a game done, bad luck always tricks with you.
So this time my intentions to implement everything needed into the game,
to fulfill my “featuritis” (actually a nice german word creation, for feature creep), has gone to a screetching halt: Everything has gone to slow.
Today: Developer Blues.
Quite intentionally I do not develop on a fast [...]

Tuesday Developer Diary – Silent Totems #4

Tuesday Developer Diary – Silent Totems #4

After explaining the build-blocks of Silent Totems in my last three Tuesday-Developer-Diary Entries (part 1, part 2,part 3), its now time to show how all comes together.
Initially the game was planned to be about the game world, its strangeness, and a little classic-adventure-like unfolding story. This would have included setting up puzzles in a linear order [...]

Tuesday Developer Diary – Silent Totems #3

Probably what one should call the main gameplay of Silent Totems will be the gathering of totem parts. The game design intention is to have a clear goal driven gameplay available.
With the game having many sidetracked puzzle ideas, which sometimes are selvserving or fulfill extra tasks, there is also the need for a central task [...]


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