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Welcome. I am Erik Hogan of Auckland, New Zealand, and Earok.Net is my personal site.

My primary hobby is game development. Over the past few years I have developed a number of well received freeware titles in a broad range of genres, including First Person Shooter, Platformer and Shoot Em Up.

I am also an active participant in the Auckland Game Developer's Meetup and the Playmaker NZ community.

Asides from game development, my other hobby is writing. I have maintained a long running blog as well as being a NaNoWriMo winner in 2009, and ScriptFrenzy winner in 2010 and 2011.

I hope you enjoy your stay. If you're a casual gamer, I recommend checking out The Kiwi's Tale. Otherwise, if you're more hardcore, Derelict might be of interest.

Latest blog posts

Started another side project, this time it's a library that wraps Babylon.JS to Monkey. Babylon.JS is a library developed primarily by Microsoft employees in their spare time. Unlike renderer-focused WebGL engines like ThreeJS, Babylon is designed...
New update to the Twitter Archive of Babel is out, now with online multiplayer! Only walking around and chatting to begin with. The only avatar available is one based on a sprite by Mr Wolf at Monkee's Image World. It uses the Socket.IO library...
New update to the Twitter Archive of Babel Better performance Cut down version for mobile (though the performance still isn't acceptable on a decent Android, need to do more work on this) Touch controllable Animation when warping...
New update to the Twitter Archive of Babel: Text is larger and more legible, taking up three lines per tweet instead of two. In addition the start of words, hashtags and handles always starts with a capital letters. By pressing Enter it will...
I took a break from the Traffic Department 2192 remake to do something more quirky and experimental. The Twitter Archive of Babel is a massive virtual world that contains (Within the limitation of 26 lowercase letters, @ and #) every single...

Contact

Reach me through the contact page. I am also available on these social media services:

Some Kiwi indie game developers I recommend checking out.

Also some recommended indie game developers from around the world.

Here are some awesome people who have contributed to projects on this site. (If I forgot you - I'm really sorry! Let me know and I'll add you to the list).

Some places you might see my games:

Finally, I am a proud supporter of: