Hello. I’m Willem Delventhal
I appreciate the fact that you are interested enough in learning about me that you came to this page, friend. My name is Willem Delventhal. I am the self proclaimed Conscious Games Guy. I make things that positively influence people.
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I am a dork, and I revel in it. I even sometimes call myself, “The Enchanter.” I have spent my entire life building games, and more recently, building products. I combine these two fields with a uniquely conscious perspective. I call it Conscious Gamification.
Game designers have spent the last 40 years learning about human motivation. Unlike death and taxes, nobody has to play games. And yet, Gamers spend an average of 6 hours a week on their favorite hobby. We are well trained in the art of getting people to do things. You can see our handiwork everywhere. Unfortunately, a lot of it has been used in really negative ways.
Such ways are frankly dated. There is a remarkable amount of evidence that shows that companies that care do better. I believe in companies that care, and think that capitalism has a huge part to play in shaping the future.
I have been doing this, or something recognizably like this, since I was 15. At that time I sold my very first game to an online games website for a whopping $500. It sure wasn’t much, but at the time it felt like something serious had just happened.
Flash forward to when I was 20, I ran a small painting business for approximately six months. It was rough, but I learned a lot. And I managed to make $60,000.
Finally, come age 25, I put the two together. Mew and Me became my muse at that time. A silly weekend project turned into something incredible. A company that will make positive changes to the world, and have a lot of fun doing it. And also one that I was uniquely qualified to create.
If you haven’t already, I recommend you read about the 4 Pillars of Conscious Gamification. It rocks. Promise.
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