A cover photo of Ellpeck

Welcome to my little website! I'm Ellpeck, a student and programmer from Germany. I do a lot of stuff, actually. My life is pretty busy.

đŸ’ģ Projects

Here is a list of some of my bigger projects as well as some things you might know me from.
For a more exhaustive list of my projects, you can also check out the Social section.

💡 Actually Additions

Actually Additions is a rather popular Minecraft mod that I used to work on. It's become widely known in the modding community and has reached over 30 million downloads by now, which is crazy. I don't work on it anymore myself, but it's being maintained for current versions by someone else.

Maintained CurseForge pageReport an issueOnline manual

🌲 Nature's Aura

Nature's Aura is a Minecraft mod about collecting, using and replenishing the Aura naturally present in the world to create useful devices and unique mechanics.

In development CurseForge pageReport an issue

🚋 Pretty Pipes

Pretty Pipes is a simple to use, all-inclusive item transport mod for Minecraft. It features simple pipes that can be upgraded using modules to accomplish much more advanced tasks.

In development CurseForge pageReport an issue

🏡 Tiny Life

Tiny Life is a fun simulation game that tries to capture the essence of games like The Sims, but in an isometric pixelart style. It's currently in development, but you can already play it and even make your own mods!

In development Check it out

🕹ī¸ MLEM

MLEM Library for Extending MonoGame is an addition to the game framework MonoGame that provides extension methods, quality of life improvements and additional features like a Ui system and easy input handling.

Side project Get it on NuGetSee the website

🎟ī¸ Touchy Tickets

Touchy Tickets is a fun idle game for Android that has you selling tickets with various theme park attractions.

Released Google Play

🔗 Social

These are other websites where you can find me and the things I do, including the pages where I publish my code and games and where I sometimes stream and upload videos. This list also includes a lot of ways to reach me.

Additionally, here are some miscellaneous socials:
  • I post most of my Sims 4 builds on the gallery as Ellpeck. I also post screenshots on my Simstagram.
  • My Nintendo Switch friend code is SW-5281-8834-6801.
  • My AC: New Horizons Dream Address is DA-4030-6437-5104.

đŸ’Ŧ About

Sometimes, some people ask me some questions about myself or my projects, so I decided to compile a list of some of the answers in a Q&A-like fashion so that I don't have to keep repeating them. If you're curious about me, this might be interesting to you!

Q: How old are you?
A: I'm years old. This automatically updates now, too, so I won't ever forget to update it again!

Q: Where are you from?
A: I am from Neuss, Germany and I'm currently living and going to university in Aachen, Germany.

Q: Why are you called Ellpeck?
A: Well, it actually isn't as interesting of a story as some of you might hope. Long story short, when I was little (and was, apparently, very bad at English), I decided to make a YouTube channel called "LetsPlayEveryGames." Shortly after, I also made a Minecraft account that I was going to call the same thing. At the time, though, there was a limit for how many characters your name could have, and so I opted for calling myself "LPEG" instead. When a friend of mine came along and started trying to pronounce that name, instead of saying each individual letter on its own, he started pronouncing it like a word: Ell-Peg. ...Ellpeck. I liked that pronounciation and so I stuck with the name.

Q: What languages do you speak?
A: I speak German, English, Java and C# fluently. I'm okay at JavaScript and Python, and I can just about write something in C, HTML, CSS and Lua.

Q: How do you make games?
A: I usually use the .NET-based framework MonoGame together with some libraries to make it a bit easier, including my own library, MLEM, which you can read about in the Projects section.

Q: When are you updating your Minecraft mods?
A: If you're asking about Actually Additions, I don't work on it anymore. If you're asking about any of my other mods: Don't. I'll do it when I feel like it.

Q: What's your job/occupation?
A: I'm currently studying Computer Science at the RWTH Aachen. I don't have a job on the side or anything, though.

Q: Are you for hire?
A: You can commission me to make a Minecraft mod for you. You can find more information on my commissions page. For other work, you can check out my page on LinkedIn.

Q: What do you use to code?
A: For Java, I use IntelliJ IDEA. For C#, I use JetBrains Rider. For most of my other projects, which are usually rather small, I use Visual Studio Code.

Q: What's your favorite programming language?
A: C#.

Q: What are your pronouns?
A: I'm cis male, so I go by he/him.

📔 Blog

This is my blog, where I post about gaming, programming and life. The featured posts are the ones you'll probably be most interested in, but you can select a different category to see every post.

📰 You can also subscribe to this blog through the Atom Feed.

🎉 Vince, a Party and Brandon

Vincent is an anxious introvert who is desperate to find a guy to have some fun with. At his best friend's party, he gets the chance to do just that, but his anxiety threatens to screw it all up.
27 Jul 2021 Short Stories, Featured

đŸļ Dog-Earing and Other Terrible Reading Habits

Since I've been reading a lot more in recent history, I thought I'd start writing some blog posts about the reading. So first up, here are some of my terrible reading habits that would probably make a lot of book lovers angry. This isn't clickbait. I'm just terrible.
26 Jun 2021 Reading, Featured

🍝 Ketchup, Mayo and Barbecue Sauce

Sally can't quite decide what skirt to buy. When she starts going out for lunch with David, an old crush from high school, she can't quite decide what to order. But she's sure about one thing: She likes David. A lot.
28 May 2021 Short Stories

🤡 One Year of Tiny Life, and Cursed Comment Time

It's been exactly one year since I started working on my isometric Sims-style life simulation game Tiny Life, and since then, a lot has happened, especially in the realm of weird, funny and cursed comments in the code.
24 May 2021 Programming, Featured

📅 Jed's Things to Avoid in Life

Jed's rules are clear: No relationships. They interfere too much with his life, and he's not made for them anyway. But then, he sees his old crush from school in his hometown. Will he break his own rules for Davy?
23 Apr 2021 Short Stories

đŸ‘Ģ Emily's Fake Boyfriend

Emily's aunt keeps going on about her love life. To solve this problem, she pretends to be in a relationship with her best friend, Ben, who'd much rather have a real relationship with her. How will an evening with the three of them at the same table play out?
23 Apr 2021 Short Stories

❤ī¸ Em & Ben

Ben hates public gatherings because he suffers from anxiety. He's also in love with his best friend Emily, who frequently tries to drag him out of his shell. At the spring festival, he has a panic attack. Will Emily manage to support him?
24 Mar 2021 Short Stories

đŸ’ģ Your Minecraft Modding Questions, Answered

I asked yall to send me your modding and programming questions on Twitter and Discord, and in this post, I try to answer all of those.
21 Mar 2021 Minecraft, Featured

🔮 The Future of Actually Additions

Not wanting to accept the fate of Actually Additions, someone has come to its rescue. 1.16, here we come?
23 Nov 2020 Minecraft

🤷 But Do You Really Care?

On taking a break from social media
05 Jun 2020 Miscellaneous

⛔ Oh God, Please Don't Port Actually Additions

As Actually Additions celebrates its fifth birthday, I break down what I like and dislike about it.
10 May 2020 Minecraft

☕ Java Tutorial, Part 7: Overriding Methods

In this Java tutorial for beginners, we cover overriding methods, calling superclass methods and toString().
26 Nov 2019 Java Tutorials

☕ Java Tutorial, Part 6: Inheritance

In this Java tutorial for beginners, we cover classes extending other classes and the instanceof keyword.
31 Oct 2019 Java Tutorials

☕ Java Tutorial, Part 5: Things I Left Out So Far

In this Java tutorial for beginners, we cover some shorthands, some more data types, the difference between pass-by-reference and pass-by-value, null, as well as arrays and lists.
17 Oct 2019 Java Tutorials

☕ Java Tutorial, Part 4: Classes and Objects

In this Java tutorial for beginners, we cover the basics of creating classes with a constructor, some fields and some methods and creating objects of them.
14 Oct 2019 Java Tutorials

☕ Java Tutorial, Part 3: (Static) Methods

In this Java tutorial for beginners, we cover what (static) methods, parameters and return types are.
11 Oct 2019 Java Tutorials

☕ Java Tutorial, Part 2: Intro to Conditions and Loops

The second part of my post series for programming beginners. This one is all about conditions and loops.
10 Oct 2019 Java Tutorials

☕ Java Tutorial, Part 1: Hello World

The first part of my post series for programming beginners where I explain how to write code in Java.
10 Oct 2019 Java Tutorials, Featured

âŦ‡ī¸ How to make a Rock Bottom mod

My adventures back into a game I stopped working on about two years ago and how I start on a mod for it
03 Oct 2019 Programming

⚔ī¸ Big Projects

How a once small project I even created a post about turned into the first game I'm selling: Foe Frenzy
15 Sep 2019 Programming

🗡ī¸ Small Projects

Why creating a small, unplanned project is sometimes good for you
01 May 2019 Programming

đŸ”Ĩ Kindling the Reading Flame

About the Kindle, Harry Potter and what I like and dislike about them
22 Mar 2019 Reading

⚙ī¸ Why You Should Mod Minecraft

About what makes Minecraft modding great and why you should probably try it if you enjoy programming
17 Feb 2019 Minecraft, Programming

đŸ˜ĸ Lows

About depression and what it feels like when I don't know what to do with myself
20 Oct 2019 Miscellaneous

😔 About Cross-Platform and Motivation

How moving from Java to C# taught me how horrible it is to create a cross-platform application with little to no knowledge or documentation
06 Jul 2019 Programming

✨ Blogs are Cool, I Think

The first post and how I created it
17 Feb 2019 Miscellaneous