This is me

Hi! How nice of you to visit my website. You can scroll down to see some of the things I've made, or you can stick around here and read this section to get to know me a little better. So, I'm vrugtehagel, a -year-old guy from the Netherlands. The four images above pretty much sum me up; I like drawing, I love programming and the like, as well as playing and making games. I'm also a bit of a mathematics nerd, but that used to be a lot more when I was younger.

My drawings

I usually just make doodles and whatever I feel like at that point, just because I think it's fun to do and it also has a relaxing vibe to it. Nevertheless I post almost all of my drawings on my website (and instagram) so you can check those out by clicking here!

How Kings Unfold

After having done about 1.5 years of maths at university, I decided to quit that and pursue my passions of making games. So, one of the game design schools I applied to asked me to make a game in about 2 to 3 weeks; this is the result. If you're on PC, you can play the game by clicking the image on the left.

Guess that digit

It is extremely rare that I actually finish something I start; this is no exception to that rule, but at least the "game" is fully functional, the only thing missing is the descriptions (but I can't advise you to read those anyways because they're not really completely mathematically rigorous). Either way, it's a memorization game. I didn't actually make this for the game, but it was more of a design thing, practicing my CSS skills. Try the game by clicking here!

About my name

So you might think; what does "vrugtehagel" even mean? Where does it come from? Well, I made it as a kid to play some minigolf multiplayer game, and it's stuck with me ever since. It's basically a misspelling of "vruchtenhagel", which means "fruit sprinkles". It's quite silly, but it's grown meaningful to me over the years (and the advantage of having a silly misspelled name is that it's never taken anywhere), so now I don't even think about the fact that it's slightly childish.

Can a match box

And yet again another unfinished product! This game has a bad tutorial, and does nothing if you actually end up completing it. But, the game is mathematically quite interesting and is "done enough" to be played, so I might as well share it. Play it here! Quick disclaimer though, if you hate maths and numbers, you probably won't find this game as enjoyable. But hey, that doesn't stop you from trying it!

Langton's ant

This is just some maths to have fun with. Basically it's an ant walking over a field with some very specific rules, and depending on those rules, some really quite pretty and interesting patterns can occur (like the one on the left). To read more, and make those patterns yourself, check that page out here!