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Joost van Dongen

Ronimo Games
Lead programmer / co-founder

Joost van Dongen is co-founder and lead programmer at Ronimo Games, the Dutch studio behind the award winning 2D RTS Swords & Soldiers and the platforming MOBA Awesomenauts. Awesomenauts has so far sold 2 million copies and is expanded monthly with new content. Three years after release Awesomenauts still has a thriving community and shows no signs of slowing down. Ronimo recently released their new game Swords & Soldiers II on Wii U.


Long ago Joost was part of the student team that made the original PC version of De Blob. In his spare time Joost also creates games on his own: he made the abstract racer Proun and more recently Cello Fortress, a unique combination of a game and a live musical performance."