JP van Seventer is Managing Director at Dutch Game Garden, where he supported, coached and advised over 30 game companies including Vlambeer, Ronimo Games, and Abbey Games. JP has over a decade of experience in entertainment game development on PC, PlayStation, Wii and mobile platforms in the disciplines of design, art, and management as well as business development. He co-founded W!Games (i.e. Mistbound, My Horse and Me, Atari), a predecessor to Vanguard Games, and he has worked at Davilex Games (i.e. KnightRider), Overloaded (i.e. Fearfactor) and Lunagames (i.e. Subway, Fearfactor). He’s a member of the council at Creative Council Topsector Creatieve Industrie, an alumni member of the Dutch Game Awards jury, an alumni member of the GATE game research board of advisory and frequently speaks at events on the subjects of improving the business of game development and the growth and status of the Dutch games industry.
JP holds a bachelor degree in industrial design from the Design Academy Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and has studied Mechanical Engineering at Framingham State College, Massachusetts and Calvin College, Michigan USA.