El Troubadour (or Tiamo, El Troubadour) is my official artist name, applied to any music I make.
Once I had created a handful of albums, I wanted to take my music career more seriously and provide a cozy home for all my work.
The Book Against School is a non-fiction book I wrote and (self-)published in the Netherlands.
It explains all the major shortcomings of our education system, but mostly gives tips on how to overcome those and actually make something of your life.
The Kingdom of UpsideDown is a “pixel picture book”! (Only available in Dutch.)
I noticed there weren’t any picture books using the “pixel art” style for their drawings.
Square Ogre is an interactive picture book and a video game. Both can be bought and played/used separately, but they complement each other and share some of their content.
School of Rabbits is a Dutch picture book written and drawn by me. (Only available in Dutch.) It’s self-published with MyBestseller.
One Pizza the Puzzle is a One Paper Game in which you must be the first to earn 10 dollars delivering pizzas.
Unstable Universe is the first cutting game ever made! (As far as I can tell.) It’s a One Paper Game.
In the Netherlands, there’s a TV programma called Who is the Mole?
It pits 10 candidates against each other, trying to complete challenges (for money) … but one is the “mole” who tries to secretly sabotage everything.
Starry Skylines is a One Paper Game about building a city in space.
The problem? You don’t know which options you’ll get each round, and everyone shares the same (uncomfortably small) planet.
Timely Transports is a One Paper Game about delivering goods across a perilous jungle … in real-time.
Visit my blog to read in-depth developer diaries about this game.
Wondering Witches is a cooperative One Paper Game about discovering the mysterious recipe!
At the start of the game, a random recipe is generated.
Epic Medics is a cooperative One Paper Game about fighting a sneaky virus.
One player takes the role of the virus and tries to infect a large part of the country (in secret).
One Paper Games are a new kind of boardgame I’ve invented. (I don’t know if you can call it a new genre, but I haven’t seen anything like it before.
Swerving Shots is a boardgame in which you play cowboys trying to shoot each other simultaneously.
Everything was made by me: the idea, the designs, the cards/tiles, the rules, et cetera.
Naivigation is a cooperative boardgame in which you try to steer a single car … together.
At this link you’ll find all files to download, which are the rules and designs for the game, and a developer diary about the development process.
The Animal Bandit is a fast and unique card game for all ages. It’s free to download and print/play for yourself.
One day I received an email asking if I wanted to be a co-writer for an official book on programming video games.
A fellow student (at university) asked if someone knew anything about Wordpress. I responded that I knew quite a lot about websites in general, expecting a simple question that needed answering.
The Cat of Saint Nicholas is my first picture book, self-published through Brave New Books. (Only available in Dutch.
Not That It Matters is the name of my personal blog, which is completely Dutch. (As such, if you want to read the articles, you’ll have to rely on the amazing translations by Google Translate.
I’ve always been a jack of all trades: someone who wanted to learn and do everything. As I got older, I also developed the burning desire to teach others what I’d learned.
My (board)game work has, over the years, grown to be my main field of work. That’s why I’ve created a whole blog to talk about the development of these games and gaming in general.