About TijmenTio (twitter: @TijmenTio)

Born January 23th 1993.
Since I touched a SNES I have been wanting to make video games myself.
Always worked solo up until today.
As of September 2013 studying Game Design & Development at the art academy in Utrecht, Holland.


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TijmenTio's Trophies

Go Dutchies, go!
Awarded by Jod
on August 23, 2014
The 'Always a source of awesome stuff' award
Awarded by Ditto
on May 1, 2014
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on May 3, 2013

TijmenTio's Archive


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Monday, December 12th, 2016 7:10 pm





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Monday, April 18th, 2016 12:26 am

Made a weird narrative roguelike

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Monday, December 14th, 2015 10:18 am

Progress so far!

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Sunday, December 13th, 2015 8:55 am

I’m done! Good night

Posted by (twitter: @TijmenTio)
Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 10:29 pm

Made a game about a giant squid looking for a home.

Prett happy about the result :)


Game page:


Joining the octopus hype train

Posted by (twitter: @TijmenTio)
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 7:27 am


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Monday, April 20th, 2015 7:04 am




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actually finished yesterday but was suuuuper tired so went to sleep first

Game might involve blood >.>

BTW I also finishes yesterday

Posted by (twitter: @TijmenTio)
Monday, December 8th, 2014 7:53 pm

Ill kepp it short!

I thought I didn’t had a lot of time to make something, but still made something I’m quite proud of!image image

Play it here: http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-31/?action=preview&uid=18775


Posted by (twitter: @TijmenTio)
Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 1:15 am

We (5 people from holland) decided to spend Ludum Dare in the same house. With 3 of us getting placed in top 20 last LD this should be really fun.

And we just woke up

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First Screenshots!!!

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Saturday, April 26th, 2014 12:51 pm

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Posted by (twitter: @TijmenTio)
Friday, April 25th, 2014 3:03 pm

My first Ludum Dare has marked my decision of full dedication towards Game Design.

From hobby to passion..

I’ve partaken every LD since that moment and this one will be my fifth!

Love making games, proud to be part of the community, good luck to y’all and never stop!





Btw I’ll be using:

– Gamemaker: Studio (IDE)

– bfxr.net (SFX)

– Pixen (ART)

– Milkytracker (MUSIC)


What I’ve made before:

StopHimNow MyMiniCastle HungryFishersDreamTeam ARoninHeart

Timelapse ‘A Ronin Heart’

Posted by (twitter: @TijmenTio)
Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 2:07 pm

Finally uploaded a timelapse!

Play the game here

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Oh and merry christmas everyone 😉



Posted by (twitter: @TijmenTio)
Monday, December 16th, 2013 6:35 am

Hello this is me at this exact moment… playing all your games… way too tired from making my own… still have to do homework…

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Hey look I made a game, play it!!!!


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Oh dear

Posted by (twitter: @TijmenTio)
Saturday, December 14th, 2013 5:22 pm

I’m nowhere near finishing it…

1 day left…


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Inspiration from different media

Posted by (twitter: @TijmenTio)
Monday, September 16th, 2013 2:39 pm

I thought I’d share this with you guys:

First off, I’m not saying that using other games as an inspiration source is bad practice. After all, most good ideas come from a mixture of others. But personally I like to sometimes use different media for inspiration and I did this Ludum Dare.


The Badjau

This is a video segment from Human Planet in which you see the Badjau, or sea gypsies. They live on boats on the sea, rarely going ashore and when doing so getting “land-sick”. How about that huh.

The father hunts fish on the sea bed and is capable of holding his breath for about 5 minutes. I could tell you a lot more but you should just go watch it 😉



And here is the result (my entry) with a gameplay footy by caranha as I can’t find any good pictures atm ^^

(you might want to skip to 0:58)

Game page



MyMiniCastle(LD26) now on iOS!! (FREE!)

Posted by (twitter: @TijmenTio)
Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 4:33 am

Remember my game from the 26th Ludum Dare!?

Well, I got a lot of great feedback and got some nice scores (of which 33th overal, 5th graphics), so I decided to further develop the game for iOS as my first commercial game!

And here is the result!

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Thanks everyone at Ludum Dare, couldn’t/wouldn’t have done it without you!

Tijmen Tio



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