Claus D. Volko

I'm the creator of the Mega Force and Immunity Force games series, a series of turn-based, tactical role-playing games. Viennese by birth, I grew up with computers, spending spent most of my spare time at elementary school age inventing my own computer games. So it didn't come as a surprise that I ultimately taught myself programming and implemented some of my ideas. In addition, I'm a prolific writer.

I usually score very high on intelligence tests and qualified for membership in the International Society for Philosophical Enquiry and the PSIQ6 High IQ Society. In general I find abstract concepts in science and philosophy easy to understand and also think that I'm pretty good at explaining things to others.

From 1996 to 2014 I edited the Hugi Magazine, an electronical magazine about computer art. In 2015 I founded the website 21st Century Headlines, a news portal about science and technology. Recently I started the blog Indie Game Dev Scene, which deals with computer games created by hobbyists.

My Metaphysics

My most fundamental assumption is that not one of us is really able to state, with certainty, that he or she knows something. We can only assume that we know something, as it is always possible that our memory is flawed or that, for other reasons, what we believe to know is not true.

My next assumption is that there are two separate worlds that we live in: (1) the physical world and (2) the world of imagination, thoughts, ideas, fantasy, and dreams. While the physical world is governed by certain natural laws, these restrictions do not apply to the world of imagination. Everything that exists in the physical world can be imagined, but we can also imagine things that do not and will never come into existence in the physical world. That is why I consider the world of imagination the primary world, which makes me an idealist.

The distinction between living and nonliving things, in my mind, is that living things have consciousness, which links the two worlds together. Living things both exist in the physical world and have access to the world of imagination and can think of dreams and ideas.

I think that it can be argued that gods exist simply because they are imaginable. So, at the least, they exist in the world of imagination even if they may or may not exist in the physical world. In my own private religion, I consider life and death to be two antagonistic godly forces. I worship life and believe that I am able to live forever by being a loyal follower of the god of life. That also implies that time is linear, not cyclic. There was a start when everything began, and perhaps there is no end for this world to come to.

These are my views. I created my private religion when I was a child at elementary school age.

Selected Writings

Free Downloads

Strategy Games

 

Puzzle Games

 

Action Games

Old Adventure Games

Computer Art

 

Contact

For any questions feel free to contact me at cdvolko (at) gmail (dot) com. I also have a GitHub account, and my scientific publications can be found at ResearchGate. Moreover, I have a YouTube channel.

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