Nick van Vugt
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About

I'm Nick. I'm the Lead Community Manager for Uken Games, a mobile games studio located in Toronto, Canada. I have a deep appreciation and dedication to our ever-growing community of passionate fans who play our games.

I've had the privilege to speak at San Francisco's Game Developers Conference numerous times on behalf of my company -  "Dealing with Cheating: Five Years of Evolving Approaches" (2016), "Overcoming Community Negativity: An Exercise in Sanity" (2017), and "The Importance of VIP in Free-to-Play" (2018); as well as speak with CMX Founder and CEO David Spinks in a "fireside chat" at their headquarters in SF.

This November I'll be speaking at the Montreal International Game Summit.

I'm also a cinephile and have been cataloging and collecting films I love for most of my life. In my spare time I also enjoy working with textiles to create plush creations and embroidery hoops (some examples of which you can find here on my website).


  Toy Photography   I've always been a collector. I've never grown out of collecting toys and always find time to appreciate and collect new toys that feature some of my favourite properties.    Click through to see more photos.

Toy Photography

I've always been a collector. I've never grown out of collecting toys and always find time to appreciate and collect new toys that feature some of my favourite properties.

Click through to see more photos.

  Food Photography   I grew up with a dad that loved to cook, and naturally that paid off. Not only did I grow up with an appreciation for food, but also tried my hand in photographing and documenting some of the food he cooked for our family over the years.    Click through to see more photos.

Food Photography

I grew up with a dad that loved to cook, and naturally that paid off. Not only did I grow up with an appreciation for food, but also tried my hand in photographing and documenting some of the food he cooked for our family over the years.

Click through to see more photos.

  Textiles   I thoroughly enjoy creating things from scratch. Being able to put design into practice and create out of felt is extremely rewarding. I've made dozens of pieces for my friends and co-workers over the years and have been commissioned numerous times to generate lasting memories.    Click through to see more photos.

Textiles

I thoroughly enjoy creating things from scratch. Being able to put design into practice and create out of felt is extremely rewarding. I've made dozens of pieces for my friends and co-workers over the years and have been commissioned numerous times to generate lasting memories.

Click through to see more photos.