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Albert van der Meer's Blog


We explore the wonderful world of video culture and gameful design

Albert van der Meer, the man behind aeStranger, is a European-based Professional in visual entertainment. With an MA in Film Production, his expertise lies in exploring concepts, narratives, and practices in visual entertainment from a creative and academic standpoint.

Albert is always striving to find or discover the next original and innovative idea in telling stories to a broad spectrum of people in the most visually imaginative manner possible. His skills lie firstly in filmmaking & the academia behind visual entertainment, and secondly, they have moved towards the theories around learning and storytelling in game design and game development. His current interest is the blurring of lines that Virtual Reality is causing between the film and the game experience.

If you wish to Contact Albert about any of his thoughts or for Creative Consulting work then please don't hesitate to head over to the Contact page and send him a message and check out LinkedIn!


Member Blogs

Posted by Albert van der Meer on Mon, 21 May 2018 09:57:00 EDT in Design, Serious
Frostpunk is the latest game from Polish developer 11bit Studios, where you are the leader of a small colony of survivors known as New London, in a post-apocalyptic world that was hit by a severe ice age. As the title suggests, it’s a frozen, frost-encrus

Posted by Albert van der Meer on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:08:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Art, Serious, Indie, VR
Can the Minimalist Storytelling of Dark Souls Help You? Storytelling in virtual reality is the next great frontier for human narrative.

Posted by Albert van der Meer on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 09:22:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Production, Serious, Social/Online, VR
Trauma affects a great many people in a variety of ways, but can gaming and VR experiences help with treating these traumatic experiences?

Posted by Albert van der Meer on Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:19:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Serious, Social/Online
Why is it that when we play a game, failure is perfectly fine, even in certain games it’s necessary, it’s part of the process?

Posted by Albert van der Meer on Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:22:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Serious, Social/Online
Many people believe that anything to with games shows a lack of intelligence. This is UNTRUE, games can actually help you become more intelligent!