Mark Overmars

Mark Overmars

Technology Evangelist at CoolGames


Stage: Entrepreneur 

Mark Overmars is currently Technology Evangelist at the game company CoolGames. Before that he worked as a full professor in Computer Science at Utrecht University. At Utrecht University, Overmars was responsible for the research and education programs in game technology. He is probably most well-known as the creator of GameMaker, a tool to easily produce games that is used all over the world, both by hobbyists and by professional game developers. Overmars was named one of the 50 most influential game developers in the world because of his work on GameMaker. He was co-founder and/or investor in a number of game companies including YoYo Games, Qlvr, and Tingly Games.

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