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Joon?

Hi ✋! I'm Joon, an independent game designer.

👉Jonatan Van Hove is my full name
🏔living in Reykjavík
🕹️game designer
🤷conceptual artist
🙋‍♂️rock climber
🔥 @joonturbo
📮 joon@joon.be

 

Recently...

Last updated on August 8, 2018
 

🕹 Game Design & Development

From 2013 until 2017, I worked for Glitchnap, a game development studio which I co-founded with 2 others. Since 2018 I've been consulting independently and working on my solo debut.

With Glitchnap, I designed and developed multiple commercial titles both original and client work:

Personal projects and collaborations:

Game jams and small projects:

And also

🔨Installation Art

Personal projects and collaborations:

🗓️Events

I co-founded Isle of Games in Iceland, and we've organized a few events.

  • Art + Games workshop
  • Isle of Games 001

I was one of the core organizers of the Screenshake festival, from 2013 until 2017.

And also

  • Since 2017, I've been a member of the Summit Advisory board of GDC, for the Independent Games Summit.
  • I was an active member of the Copenhagen Game Collective, from 2012 until 2017 where I mostly worked on the Nordic Game Indie Night contest and showcase (now Yonderplay).
  • A Maze. 2014 inspired me a lot and I wrote a blog post about it.

🎙️Talks & Workshops

🎓 Since 2017, I teach Game Design & Development at Reykjavik University.

💬 Talks — Where I try to get a point across

  • ART + GAMES
    • 2018, Isle of Games workshop, Reykjavík, IS
  • TEDx: Breaking the game
    • 2017, TEDx: Reykjavik, Reykjavík, IS
  • The Role of Games in Society
    • 2016, Icelandic Games Industry meetup, Reykjavík, IS
    • 2016, The Travelling Embassy of Rockall, Reykjavík, IS
    • 2016, (abridged), A-MAZE festival, Johannesburg, SA
  • Transgressive play (Pecha Kucha)
    • 2015, Spilbar, Copenhagen, DK
    • 2015, A-MAZE festival, Johannesburg, SA
  • The Portal Goes Both Ways
    • 2014, w00t, Copenhagen, DK
  • The Artist is Present Speedrun
    • 2014, A-MAZE festival, Berlin, DE
  • Pop-Up Arcade: Postmortems on Indie Arcades and Events
    • 2013, GDCE, Cologne, DE

👨‍🏫 Lectures — Where I mostly talk about something I learned or did

  • How I got started in games
    • 2016, Icelandic Games Industry meetup, Reykjavík, IS
    • 2016, The Travelling Embassy of Rockall, Reykjavík, IS
    • 2016, (abridged), A-MAZE festival, Johannesburg, SA
    • 2014, Spilbar Aalborg, Aalborg, DK
    • 2013, Bermuda Kickoff, Aalborg, DK
  • Local Multiplayer games
    • 2014, JOIN, Berlin, DE
    • 2014, Select Start Play, Viborg, DK
  • Custom controllers
    • 2014, Zoo Machines, Lille, FR

🔧 Workshops

  • Burn The Keyboard
    • 2017, Creative Coast Festival, Karlshamn, SE
    • 2017, Nordic Game Jam, Copenhagen, DK
    • 2016, Indiecade Europe, Paris, FR
    • 2016, 2015, 2014 A-MAZE festival, Johannesburg, SA
    • 2015, GLASS: GameLab Summer School CRI, Paris, FR
    • 2015, Friday Late @ V&A, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
    • 2014, Playful Arts Festival, Den Bosch, NL
    • 2014, A-MAZE festival, Berlin, DE

🎤 I've also hosted some conferences and showcases.

  • Masterclass With Colin & Sarah Northway
    • 2018 A MAZE., Berlin, DE
  • IndieCade Europe Award Show (with the Copenhagen Game Collective)
    • 2016, 2017 IndieCade Europe, Paris, FR
  • Tech Toolbox
    • 2015-2017 GDC, San Francisco, US
  • European Innovative Games Showcase
    • 2014-2016 GDC Europe, Cologne, DE
  • Lyst Summit
    • 2015, Helsinki, FI
  • Nordic Game Indie Night
    • 2015, 2016 Malmö, SE
 
 
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