My name is Thijs van den Berg. When I was 9 or 10 years old, I bought my first computer. It was a Commodore 64. It said “ready” when you turned it on. I’ve been making games ever since.
Making games is not my profession. Although I was a computer programmer for a short stint, I studied English language and culture and now teach literature at the teacher-training college here in Amsterdam. In terms of game development, I’d consider myself to be an “amateur indie”: somebody who makes games for fun rather than a main source of income, and who is self-published. I enjoy making games that are pretty, a bit strange, and combine gameplay with storytelling.
I’ve made games with Commodore Basic on the C64; AMOS on the Amiga; SDL and C on PC, Mac and Linux; and more recently I have enjoyed using Unity and C#.