Joris Wiersinga was born in Arnhem, the Netherlands. He has been designing games since he was a kid, selling his first computer game at age 14 and his first card- and board games a few years later. Together with Jeroen Doumen, Tamara Jannink and Herman Haverkort he founded Splotter Spellen, which has published a number of games listed on the Geek.
Joris' main board game interest lies in complex economic board games. His favourite non-splotter game is probably still 1830, although it's been a long time since he played it...
Outside of Splotter, Joris creates computer games for physical rehabilitation of elderly people with his company SilverFit. He has also created a number of games for professional use in change management and lean operations transformations.
Distinctions include: Nederlandse Spellenprijs, shortlisted (Cannes, 2005). International Gamers Award finalist (Antiquity, 2005; Indonesia, 2006). Dutch Game Awards: 1st place Best Serious Game (SilverFit, 2009). European Innovative Games Award: best of category (SilverFit, 2009)