Hello, my name is Yan Knoop and I am a gameplay programmer.
I have recently graduated as a game programmer from NHTV Breda university.
My main interests are gameplay and AI. I love creating the feel of a game, such as making a jump feel nice or tweaking movement speeds. I like collaborating with designers to create cool, weird or unique mechanics.
Game Jams are one of my favourite things to do, but I also regularly have hobby projects to work on in my spare time.
Winner of the Search for a Star programming student competition in 2016
Listed as one of Develop's 30 under 30 developers in 2016
Winner of the Search for a Star - Rising star programming student competition in 2015
Finalist in Dare to be Digital in 2015 with Snowdown
Nominated for the Dutch Game Awards 2015 student categories: Best Student Technical Achievement and Best Student Game Design with Hyper Turny
Winner of the Brain's Eden BE.Mobile competition in 2014 with King of the Beach
Nominated for the Dutch Game Awards 2014 student categories: Best Student Technical Achievement and Best Student Game Design with Minion March
Please reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to get in touch.