A Bunch of Hacks

About us

We are A Bunch of Hacks, the Netherlands' first worker-owned cooperative for game development.

Daan sitting on a server rack and looking at a spectogram.

Daan Mulder

Software engineering, game design, audio, mad sciencing

Favorite games:
Metroid Prime, The Legend of Zelda series, The Stanley Parable, Age of Empires II

Tools of choice:
Audacity, foobar2000, Notepad++, teapot with strainer

Sander typing on two holographic keyboards at the same time.

Sander in 't Veld

Software engineering, game design, spriting, deep engine tinkering

Favorite games:
TimeSplitters, Age of Empires, Heroes of the Storm, Hades

Tools of choice:
Sublime Text, Godot, Aseprite, rustc, ripgrep

Current status

After five years, our time at A Bunch of Hacks has come to a close. Work on our second title, an unannounced turn-based tactics game, has halted after the project failed to secure funding. The multiplayer servers for Epicinium will continue to operate.

Soldiers raise their flag on top of a burning building, as zeppelins loom in the background.


Epicinium is a multiplayer strategy game where nature is a finite resource. Is it worth winning a war when you end up conquering nothing but dirt and ash?

On 12 October 2020, the game was released for Windows, Mac and Linux on Steam and itchio. That same day, its source code was made available under the AGPL open source license.


A Bunch of Hacks was set up as a democratic workplace where creators from different sectors work together on an equal basis. Since our foundation in June 2018 we continued to strive for independence, inclusiveness, worker-ownership and consensus decision-making, as established in our constitution. As members of a worker cooperative, we support the values of the international cooperative movement. Furthermore, A Bunch of Hacks was a member of the Dutch Council for Cooperatives.


For inquiries, contact sander@abunchofhacks.coop or hit us up on Twitter or LinkedIn.