Dutch Game Industry History logo + milestones
Last week I started a timeline on Facebook for the history of the Dutch Game Industry. As some will have noticed through my twitter feed I was so excited with adding milestones to the timeline, I had a hard time sleeping and was still updating it around 5AM on Sunday.
So many things I was remembering that should also be added to the timeline. When I posted an announcement of the timeline to twitter and FB, the wonderful Jurie Horneman responded via twitter and had a couple of great milestones to add such as Aackosoft’s Sprinter:
Henri van Straaten, a train driver had been translating a couple of games for an importer in 1984. At a certain moment he figured he could also make his own games. This led him to create Sprinter, a train simulator for the ZX Spectrum and later Commodore 64. The idea reminds me a bit of the popular train series in Japan: Densha de Go! But this was back in 1984 in The Netherlands! So many great stories to tell in the Dutch Game Industry history. Still in the process of adding more and more milestones and history to the timeline. Have something you like to see added? Let me know.
In my background post I asked if anyone wanted to create a logo for the timeline. The lovely Richard Boeser of ibb and obb fame immediately responded with a couple of draft versions he created. On Monday he sent me the final versions: both a logo and a timeline cover image! See the flying Dutchmen below. Totally love it. Thank you Richard!