erika verkaaik

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Hi, my name is Erika and I'm a Brisbane based game developer. I like to experiment and create small, weird things, especially games about exploration. In my spare time, I also organise and run a local game dev meetup called Squiggly River.

i make games


a co-op card game about relationship maintenance

✎ game design & card design

crafting consent

a 2-player cooperative craft project about consent

✎ solo developer


a small diorama of a fishbowl for you to explore

✎ solo developer

Bus Stop

a story of mundane horror that occured at a bus stop

✎ solo developer

and do other stuff

Community Work

  • Organiser and Moderator of Squiggly River: a Brisbane game dev meetup.
  • Board member of Making Space: a support organisation empowering minority and underrepresented people in game dev.

Talks & Writing

  • Freeplay Independent Games Festival 2021 (Video): How To Build A Games Community For Everyone Else
  • Freeplay Independent Games Festival 2018 (Video): Micro Talk
  • Games to Write Home About (Blog): Short form analysis of interesting things in interesting games