Jan Willem Nijman

is a game designer and developer, was 50% of indie studio Vlambeer.

@jwaaaaphi@jwaaaap.comdiscordmailing list



A quick and furious card game about rival car gangs racing to outrun a giant dust storm.

with Terri Vellmann+Robbie Fraser+iam8bit

Minit Fun Racer[2021]

A time loop racing game with all proceeds going to charity, forever.

with Kitty Calis+Jukio Kallio+Dominik Johann

Disc Room[2020]

Explore a sprawling intergalactic slaughterhouse.

with Kitty Calis+Terri Vellmann+Doseone

Ultrabugs[Vlambeer, TBA]

Endless space bugs that split up into more space bugs that split up into more space bugs.

with Rami Ismail+Roy Nathan de Groot+Chipzel+Joonas Turner

FFFLOOD Prototype[Vlambeer, 2020]

FFFLOOD is a game about dropping 10-ton cannons straight from orbit.

with Rami Ismail+Roy Nathan de Groot


Minit is a peculiar little adventure played sixty seconds at a time.

with Kitty Calis+Jukio Kallio+Dominik Johann

Nuclear Throne[Vlambeer, 2015]

Nuclear Throne is a post-apocalyptic roguelike-like top-down shooter.

with Rami Ismail+Paul Veer+Justin Chan+Jukio Kallio+Joonas Turner

LUFTRAUSERS[Vlambeer, 2014]

The skies will be set aflame and the seas will overflow with wreckage.

with Rami Ismail+Paul Veer+Roy Nathan de Groot+Jukio Kallio

Ridiculous Fishing[Vlambeer, Zach Gage, Greg Wohlwend, 2013]

Follow Billy as he tries to find redemption from his uncertain past.

with Rami Ismail+Zach Gage+Greg Wohlwend+Eirik Suhrke

GUN GODZ[Vlambeer, 2012]

GUN GODZ is a first person shooter about gun, gangster rap and the rich culture of Venus.

with Rami Ismail+Paul Veer+Jukio Kallio+Doseone


TENNNES is a local multiplayer game about the sport of tennnes.

with Eirik Suhrke

Yeti Hunter[Vlambeer, 2012]

A game about hunting yetis.

with Rami Ismail+Jukio Kallio


Arcade game with a shared pool of lives, r.i.p.

with Jonathan Barbosa Dijkstra+Laurens De Gier+Rutger Muller+Paul Veer+Rami Ismail

Super Crate Box[Vlambeer, 2010]

Grab your baseball cap and loosen your pants, time to bring back arcade.

with Rami Ismail+Paul Veer+Roy Nathan de Groot+Eirik Suhrke

Selected Awards and Recognition

BAFTA Nomination[Minit, 2019]

BAFTA Nomination[Ridiculous Fishing, 2014]

Apple Design Award[Ridiculous Fishing, 2013]

Apple iPhone Game of the Year[Ridiculous Fishing, 2013]

IGF Excellence in Mobile Nomination[Ridiculous fishing, 2012]

Dutch Game Awards Winner[Radical Fishing, 2011]

Selected Press

Game Feel as Procrastination[The Spelunky Showlike, 2020]

Minit Review[Destructoid, 2018]

120 Years of Vlambeer & Friends[Cook and Becker, 2016]

Nuclear Throne Review[PC Gamer, 2015]

Selected Talks and Videos

Frick Filler[A MAZE, 2018]

Super Game Jam[Documentary, 2014]