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Website redesign

As you probably have noticed, this website has changed a lot. I’ve moved away from hand crafted HTML + Tumbler blog to using WordPress now. This allows for a better structure, improved design and should make it easier to post … Read More

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StreetSoccer V1.1.0 – German Localization and Movement Area

StreetSoccer V1.1.0 is now heading for Apple review. This again brings a bunch of bugfixes as well as two new features: German Localization Movement Area Visualization … Read More

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Streetsoccer in the News

Exciting times! Essen game convention has just started and Streetsoccer is in the news on a couple of sites: … Read More

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Streetsoccer for iOS available on the AppStore

It’s finally here. Spread the word, post reviews, let us know what you would like to see in feature updates… and have fun playing : )

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DICE+ Support for Streetsoccer

I just received a package from Poland containing my DICE+ DevKit. If you haven’t heard of DICE+, it’s a die connecting to iOS devices via bluetooth that has a tons of sensors in there. It even detects if the role … Read More

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Streetsoccer is on the way!

Well, if hell didn’t just freeze over: After almost three years of work, I’ve submitted Streetsoccer to the app store! Actually, today was the third time in three days : ) … Read More

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Recipes iOS 7 Updates and other news

I took a small brake from working on Streetsoccer and did the necessary adjustments to make Recipes work with iOS 7. The update went into review yesterday and will hopefully be public in a week or so. As for Streetsoccer, … Read More

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Streetsoccer Full In Game Recording

I’ve just uploaded a video showing of the various menus and a full match against the AI. As you can see, some art assets like the AI characters are still missing but coding wise the game is pretty much done. … Read More

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Streetsoccer Coding Complete

After 2 ½ years, coding on Streetsoccer is finally complete. Well, truth be told, I still have to add something to handle potential support cases tomorrow but basically the game itself is done! I’ve just re-checked the repository: The very … Read More

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Streetsoccer Custom Jerseys – Part 2

This is the continuation of the previous post about custom jerseys inside Streetsoccer. The in-game rendering code for custom jerseys is now complete and I also baked the player numbers into the individual shirts. The scoreboard now reflects the team … Read More

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Streetsoccer Custom Jersey Generator

I’ve just completed a first version of the new jersey generator. The user can pick his own base color, a color for the shorts, one of the pre-defined patterns and a color for the pattern. The app internally does some … Read More

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A HSV Color Picker Control for iOS

Things like this surprise me: How many years has it been since the first iPhone SDK came out? They just announced iOS 7 and I haven’t checked it out yet, but in iOS 6 at least, there is still no … Read More

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Planar Quads in Blender – Making Faces Flat

I’ve seen a lovely flat shaded rendering style yesterday and while trying to emulate it, I noticed it’s important to have quads actually being flat for flat shaded rendering. As the rendering system splits everything into triangles, having a non-flat … Read More

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Detecing and fixing encoding problems with NSString

When you’re working with strings on iOS, it’s only a question of time before you start using stringWithContentsOfURL, either for downloading something from the web or handling a file import to your App. One of the major pains of working … Read More

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Turn-Based Game Center Support and more

Hi all, well, once again I missed a self-set deadline. I wanted to finish the first version of Streetsoccer and submit it to Apple end of the first week of January but I guess that one is over now. I’ve … Read More

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Alpha is not Transparency – Premultiplied Alpha, Alpha Maps and Trees on iOS

I’ve lately been working on creating 3D models for Streetsoccer that act as background props. One of the most interesting areas is low poly trees and if you look through the Internet, there is hardly any good information out there. … Read More

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Recipes 1.5.0 Running on iOS 4.x/5.x

Hi everyone, unfortunately, the brand new 1.5.0 update contains a bug that crashes the app every time you try to open a recipe, author, drink, and so on on iOS 4.x and 5.x. A fix is already on its way … Read More

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Recipes on AppStore Front Page

… granted, it’s only the “food and drinks” section AND it’s only in the Austrian AppStore, but Recipes is currently listed in the “What’s hot”-section!!! Missed Germany by one place (!) a couple of days ago… pretty damn cool… : … Read More

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Totemo Prototype

Just uploaded a video of the new Totemo for iPhone/iPad prototype. While showing the guys and gals of Surprised Stare Games the current version of Streetsoccer, Tony – the author of Totemo – suggested that the mixed 2D/3D camera control … Read More

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