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Winnitron NL

Authentic arcade cabinet featuring lots of indie games.

Utrecht – January 5, 2010.

Dutch independent Game Studio Vlambeer and Canadian independent cooperation Bit Collective announced the unveiling of the second Winnitron indie arcade cabinet in the world, the WINNITRON NL.

The WINNITRON NL is the first Winnitron cabinet besides the original Winnipeg-based initiative by Bit Collective. The goal of the arcade cabinets is to create a centerpiece for the local independent community by showing off the possibilities and successes of small independent game development like game jams and mixing in Winnitron-exclusive versions of existing indie hits.

“The Dutch indie community is small, but has a lot of potential. The recent IGF nominations for Dutch independent titles as Paper Cakes, Bohm, Dinner Date and Super Crate Box prove that the Netherlands are becoming a force in the international indie scene. The WINNITRON NL will hopefully encourage students and aspiring game designers to consider going a direction that’s often overlooked”, says Rami Ismail of Vlambeer.

The WINNITRON NL is a collaboration between Dutch industry-supporting initiative Dutch Game Garden, Paul Veer, Bit Collective and Vlambeer.

Dutch Game Garden is dedicated to supporting the Dutch Game-scene and supplied a homebase for the WINNITRON NL and the cabinet it is housed in. The Dutch Game Garden seeks to accelerate the growth of the Dutch mainstream indie scene by providing wide-ranging support for starting and established game developers in the Netherlands, organizing game jams, meetings and events – among which Indigo, a showcase of Dutch independent games.

Vlambeer continued, “We’re really excited to bring the WINNITRON NL to major Dutch game events like the upcoming Global Game Jam.”

Vlambeer is a new Dutch Indie game studio consisting out of game design students Rami Ismail and Jan Willem Nijman, who together decided to take a plunge and go and start a studio. Their recent titles include Super Crate Box and Radical Fishing.



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