A few days before the opening of my games exhibition I met Rafael! A guy who came all the way from Isreal to the Netherlands just to see my games collection! This meant a lot to me and took the day off so I could meet Rafeal in person and go to the museum in Zwolle together!
He asked if he was allowed to film! Ofcoure this was no problem at all, but I never thought the video would become this amazing!
The video has been online for a few days now and it means a lot to me to see this enormous wave of positive feedback/reactions! I definitely have Rafael to thank for this really remarkable and amazing video and his friendship!
These great pieces of history can now forever be remembered and enjoyed by many!
The gentleman from Pixelcake have been busy! Maybe you remember their interview from 2 years ago (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzzSolbk7PM)? Cool to see all the things that have changed in only 2 years of time!
They were also at the grand opening of my games collectie en made this beautiful video! Really cool to see that they also interviewed some of the visitors! :)
Link to the video (Dutch): www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_MskbZVtcM
Thank you very much Marco & Kevin!
Awesome video by DOSGamert! 25 Oct 2016
Bart Remmers and his girlfriend from DOSGamert came to the Grand Opening of my boxed pc games exhibition and made this amazing video!
GRAND OPENING INVITATION!!!
Boxed PC Games Exhibition 25 Sept 2016
YEAH!!! It's finally happening! The Grand Opening of worlds largest boxed pc games exhibition! After 10 years of collecting my dream will finally come true: "To share my awesome collection with the world!". It will be on sunday, oct 16 (that's within a couple of weeks) in the Games en Computers museum in Zwolle!
I won the "Crap! I'm Broke" YouTube Contest 15 Apr 2015
I have been a participant in the "Crap! I'm Broke" YouTube Contest (a game by: Arcane Circus) and I WON!!! :D
The object of the contest was to record a playthrough of the game and then post the video on Youtube. The video in which the player reached the highest level won the contest. The winner recieved a one-of-a-kind physical collector's edition of "Crap! I'm Broke"!
This is without a doubt the rarest boxed game I have, since “there is only ONE!”. :)
This collection includes:
- Physical Cardboard Big Box and Jewelcase CD box
- CD including the game, the trailer, screenshots and soundtrack with 4 never-before-heard bonus demo tracks
- Instruction Card
- Certificate of Authenticity signed by the creators of the game proving you won the contest
- Grim Reaper Fridge Magnet
- Arcane Circus Business Card
This year I was a participant of the Global Game Jam at the “Warp Zone: A Free Jam in Amsterdam 2015” During which I made the game “FOLDER QUEST: What do you do now?”.
A Folder Quest is an "adventure" game that consists of a sh!tload of folders. Each folder contains a part of a story. The player can make decisions which lead from one folder to another and in that way control the story.
One of the highlight of 2014 was my part in the Retro Game Experience 2014 in museum “Beeld en Geluid” (Visual and Sound) in Hilversum. I got to exhibit my complete LucasArts collection. People could view my collection as well as play some of the games on “old style” pc’s. It was amazing to be able to do a show-and-tell with a small but important part of my enormous collection and see the many positive reactions from so many people.
Every day of the exhibition I also held a presentation about Easter Eggs in videogames. During this Retro Talk I revealed the often funny things that are hidden in games most of us played, as well as teaching them some of the origins of Easter Eggs in gaming.
The website 365Gaming did a piece on the entire weekend in which I am mentioned a couple of times. The article can be found HERE.
The people from Pixelcake.nl approached me for an interview. In this (dutch) interview I talk about my collection, how it all started, what the situation is right now, some beautiful pieces from my collection, how many games we're talking about, my plans for the future (world record and stuff), and many more interesting things!
Together with 5 other artists I worked on the art for the game Infinite Beating. Infinite Beating is an odd-ball Smash Bros-esque fighter for 2-4 players that was created during the jam "Warp-Zone: A Free Jam in Amsterdam".
Since so many artists worked on the this game, it gained a uniquely mixed style. Looks include pixel art, watercolour painting, vector, digital painting and 3D.
A visit from Drew Skillman and Lydia Choy (Double Fine Productions). It was really nice meeting them both. They both were very kind people. We had a great talk about how games are made now compared to how they were made in the past.
They both also signed my Brutal Legend game! :D
Meeting Charles Martinet
(the voice of Mario) 27 Nov 2013
And then all of a sudden you're standing there together with Charles Martinet!!! O.O;;;
What a great man!
C64 music legend Jeroen Tel 26 Oct 2013
I met Jeroen Tel during the Retro Event 2013 in Elst. Jeroen is well known for composing music for over one hundred different games (mostly C64 games).
After months of preparation I finally managed to arrange a photoshoot of my entire collection! :D This was something I wanted to do for a very long time and look how AWESOME the result is! :)
A lot of people ask me if I have the biggest collection in the world and to be honest I'm not sure. But since I have many beautiful photos now (you can click on the photo for a full size version) I decided to try set a record for "Largest collection of big boxed PC games" at Guinness World Records!!! :D
I have no idea what the outcome will be but I might have a good change don't you think? ;)
- My double games were also in the photo.
- My Lucas Arts collection is NOT in this photo because it's exhibited at the "Bonami Spelcomputer Museum" in Epe.
I would like to thank the following people for making it all possible!!!
- Marjolein Pronk
- Molly Carroll
- Erik van Wees
- Koen Sandbrink
- Judith Hoohenkerk
- Joëlla Spier
A great friend of mine went to San Fransico, also in the hopes of meeting Tim Schafer in real life.
The moment I heard about that I asked her if she wanted to take one of my game boxes (Psychonauts - By Tim Schafer) with her in the hopes of getting it signed by him.
Against all odds it all worked out as planned. Even better actually since many of the Double Fine crewmembers also signed the box!!! So I guess I'm now the happiest man in the world! ^^
On the picture (left) you see Tim Schafer signing the game box and in the smaller picture you see my friend Molly on the right, talking to Tim Schafer on the left (2 days after he shaved his beard)
I'm now the lucky owner of a signed Psychonauts game in box all thanks to Molly! Thank you sooo much Molly! ^^
Retrokings.nl visits the Exhibition 06 Apr 2013
The people from Retrokings.nl wrote an article about their visit at my LucasArts Exhibition.
LucasArts Exhibition From 02 Apr 2013 to 30 Jun 2013
Founded in 1982 by filmmaker George Lucas, LucasArts is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software worldwide for video game console systems, computers, mobile devices and the Internet.
During this exhibition you will find almost all the old LucasArts games that came out in original big box and many of them are playable in the museum!
Me & Notch AKA Markus Persson!
(the man behind Minecraft) 03 Nov 2011
I was one of the few lucky people who met Markus Persson during his short stay in Utrecht (he just dropped by in his private jet)! It's not often that you can talk for more then an hour with this guy! Jens Bergensten was also there! I've had some really inspiring conversations with these guys! :)
Thank you both very much Markus & Jens!
PC-Games Exhibition 17 Jun 2010
More than 150 PC games in original big box and 200 old DOS games playable for all the visitors!
HKU, Utrecht School of the Arts
Special thanks to:
- Erik v. Wees
- Nicky Markies
- Wendy Draaijer
- My parents
Peace through Power! 07 Mar 2010
Actor Joseph Kucan, better known as Kane from the Command & Conquer-series, was in the Netherlands for a "meet and greet" during the release of Command & Conquer: Tiberian Twilight (part 4 of the Tiberian series).
He's a great guy with a good sense of humour. He forgot that most of the boxes he had to sign were very dark and since he only had a black marker this was not very convenient, so he borrowed my silver marker for all the signatures (I still have that marker). ^^