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Welcome back!

After a downtime of nearly three years I have finally been able to find some time to revive this web site. Here is a quick introduction for those who don’t know me yet.

About me

Hello, my name is Gerke Max Preussner, and this is the seventh incarnation of my presence on the internet. I am a professional software engineer with over fifteen years of experience in creating video games and simulation software. Since 1998 I have directed, led and implemented the technical aspects of over 50 projects. Headcrash Industries is the alias and legal entity under which I have been performing my work. I am currently employed at one of the world’s leading developers of video games and game engines.

Historically, I specialize in the design and implementation of software frameworks and the integration of hardware and software components into game based technology for entertainment, virtual and augmented reality, military, medical, corporate and academic applications. In recent years my focus has shifted towards next-gen game console and tools development.

About this blog

The purpose of this blog is to share ideas and discuss interesting details and lessons learned from past projects. It is also a reference to keep track of technical problems that I solved in the past, and to help others who are encountering similar challenges. Articles from previous years have been removed, but I may bring back some of those that are still relevant today.

In parallel to the blog I am working on an updated portfolio, but it will still take a few more weeks to get all the content online. I am also planning to release interesting and previously unpublished materials in the vault.

Get involved

Having spent a lot of time at conferences and conventions, I know that many of you have questions about what it is like to work in the video games industry and about video game development in general. I often don’t have the time to talk to everyone in person, but I hope that this web site will become an interactive and engaging way to get in touch with me.

I encourage you to leave a comment if you have feedback or questions about anything I am writing here. If there is something related to my work that you would like me to cover, please don’t hesitate to contact me, and I will try to find the time to write about it.

Thanks for visiting – I hope to hear from you soon!