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Some 20 years ago, I was born in a small town in Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands. Soon after that vital event, I discovered that I love to learn and that I was particularly interested in the creation of things.
This wasn't just a fluke: Somewhere in high school I found out how to actually make games, besides playing them. When I was 16, I released my first commercial game, together with a dear friend, for the iOS platform - and I knew it was something I just had to keep doing.
And so it went. I'm currently studying International Game Architecture and Design in Breda, at the NHTV University of Applied Sciences. Over the past three years I learned how to design, develop, build, create and produce games into great detail. In 2013 I decided to apply my knowledge to making some commercial games, rather than for an academic purpose, and to foster that I co-founded Twirlbound.
At this point, I'm finishing up that bachelor course in game design and production, while doing part-time commercial projects on the side, with said company. In May 2015 we released our first game, With the Wind, which got featured in Apple's Best New Games category - we hope to really get our company off the ground now. In the meantime, I'll keep designing, developing, building, creating and producing all day long.
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