Let me take you on a tour to the ATLAS Experiment

Today we published a 360-degree guided video tour to the ATLAS Experiment I recorded already back in February and recently finished editing.
You won’t need a helmet or solid shoes for this tour and you’re welcome to bring your kids along. This special tour will even take you places you wouldn’t be able to see on a regular tour on site, and you’ll have the chance to look around by yourself.
Last but not least, you can get yourself a Google Cardboard, put your mobile phone into it and enjoy the tour in virtual reality, making it an even more immersive experience.

It’s my second larger Final Cut Pro project after our little ATLAS–LEGO-stop-motion stay-at-home activity :)

Deponia

Today we (this was a family effort) finished playing the forth episode of the Deponia series, a point-and-click adventure in four parts (so far), developed and published by Daedalic Entertainment.

The crazy, wild, bizarre adventures of the two (well, sometimes more) main characters Rufus and Goal required hundreds of puzzles to be solved and included tons of fun stories, ranging from fishing and platypus to hat fashion and time travel.

Certainly great fun and an enjoyable reminder of the good old times with classics like Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, Sam & Max, Legend of Kyrandia, Police Quest and many, many more …

The four episodes are called Deponia, Chaos_on_Deponia, Goodbye Deponia and Deponia_Doomsday, and you can get the complete story e.g. on Steam.

Highly recommended :)

Jackbox Games

In these special times during the COVID-19 pandemic and while staying at home and practicing social distancing day and night, I thought about having an online game night with friends and remembered the good old classic You Don’t Know Jack game I had on my PC ages ago.

Turns out, I actually bought a few Jackbox Party Packs and some other Jackbox Games via HumbleBundle over the years and I just completed my Steam collection via a special offer on Green Man Gaming.

So I wanted to give a quick run-down on which games there are, which one I/we like most and what worked well for us.

Jackbox Games actually released a tutorial page on how to play their games with remote friends. Somehow Twitch and Youtube don’t (yet) work well for me, but both Skype and Zoom did a fine job (despite the sound coming through the mic together with my speech).
Also they have some games on sale, or even for free, right now on Steam and elsewhere.

For all games you need one computer running the games and a (mobile) device with a browser for each player. That’s it. And while the number of players is limited, many of the games allow for an almost unlimited number of spectators (audience), which can still take part as an extended jury.

If you feel like playing a bit, just ping me directly on Steam or elsewhere ;)

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My corona live life blog

Given the certainly very unique situation caused by the current corona pandemic, I decided to set up a little live blog to document the next couple of weeks representing a mixtures of home office, home schooling, home day care and whatever is yet to come …

First of all, for those of you that are still wondering about the why, here is two interesting reads: Tomas Pueyo at Medium.com and Harry Stevens at WashingtonPost.com.

In the following live life blog, I’ll focus on a few specific, mostly non-work, activities whenever something comes up …

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