Niels ‘t Hooft
As a hybrid writer, Niels ’t Hooft researches the possibilities of digital writing, publishing and reading. He is currently developing the app book Geometry Girl, a follow-up to both his novel De verdwijners (The Disappearers) and app experiment Toiletten (Bathrooms). The app incorporates insights on text display, immersion and reader feedback, among other things. For an introduction to the hybrid writer, check out this TEDx video.
Before this, Niels worked as a games journalist for years, writing for papers, magazines, websites and TV shows. He now regularly contributes to video games, as story director, copywriter and consulant. For Two Tribes he created the stories for RIVE and Toki Tori 2+. With Hubbub he co-operated on Free Birds (for war museums), Ripple Effect (for Shell) and Code 4 (for the Dutch tax administration). For the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) he made an inventory of games around the theme of public health. And with Codeglue he’s currently working on Antegods.
In the work as hybrid writer, many of Niels’ interests come together, such as the imaginary power of the written word, the dynamic technology of games and the role work processes play in creativity. He likes to speak about games, literature and everything inbetween.
Niels ‘t Hooft, TEDxDelft