|Hanze University||Sep. 2011 – Jul. 2015|
I earned my Bachelor of Communication in 2015. During the first year I built a base in several topics, including webdesign and multimedia design & branding. After this first year, I majored in Game Design & Development, which allowed me to apply one of my passions (storytelling) to an interactive medium. Projects included both serious and entertainment games.
During the third year, I travelled abroad to China for an internship for Falafel Games, a company which builds Massive Multiplayer Online games (MMO’s) for the Arabian market. These five months in a foreign country, both far away from home and culturally unknown to me, were exciting and very challenging. Combined with the subsequent six months in New Zealand for a semester abroad, I learned a lot about intercultural communication and how to stand on my own two feet far from home.
During my last year, I wrote my thesis on the ‘Influence of Interactive Storytelling on the Emotional Affect of the player’, winning the school of Communication Thesis Award 2015.