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Short biography

Adriaan is a game designer best known for experimental games like Bounden and Fingle, which move people out of the normal space of videogames by challenging players to dance, hold hands, and share physical interactions. In January 2016, Forbes magazine selected Adriaan for their 30 under 30 list, praising him for his unique approach to games and for his awkward signature dance, which he’ll perform with every opportunity presented.

Long biography

Adriaan is a game designer best known for experimental games like Bounden and Fingle, which move people out of the normal space of videogames by challenging players to dance, hold hands, and share physical interactions. In January 2016, Forbes magazine selected Adriaan for their 30 under 30 list, praising him for his unique approach to games and for his awkward signature dance, which he’ll perform with every opportunity presented.

At the age of eighteen, Adriaan taught himself to code to turn his ideas into prototypes. One of those prototypes stood out and was enough reason to found Game Oven together with a colleague. For almost four years, Adriaan designed all the experimental games the studio released, during which they even collaborated with companies like the Dutch National Ballet. Game Oven has now closed doors, but Adriaan continues to find the right collaborators for his projects. Adriaan is currently working on a searching game called Hidden Folks and a game that will help people with brain injury deal with hypersensitivity.

Beside making and selling games, Adriaan actively tries to help the Dutch and international game industry. Among his sideprojects are: docontract.com, a free plain-English agreement builder for game developers; playdev.club, a Dutch meetup for playtesting each others games in progress; and gameindustriekalender.nl, a calendar for the Dutch game industry's events and deadlines. Adriaan is also advisor for the Dutch Gamefund and a member of the jury for festivals like the IGF and IndieCade.

Email: hello@adriaandejongh.com
Twitter: @AdriaandeJongh
Portfolio & articles: adriaandejongh.com

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