Jo Luijten

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Jo Luijten
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Luijten performing at the Ha Ha Cafe Comedy Club in North Hollywood
Born
Jo Jacobus Wilhelmus Luijten

April 24, 1978
NationalityDutch
Alma materUtrecht University
OccupationVideo artist
Years active2012-present
Websitewww.squirrel-monkey.com

Jo Jacobus Wilhelmus Luijten (Roermond, April 24, 1978) is a Dutch comedy video artist & video game developer who works with Kinna McInroe under the pseudonym of Squirrel-Monkey.

Videos[edit]

Most of his videos show what social networking sites and video games might have looked like in the 1980s or 1990s. His videos have received positive press from a number of news and technology websites. They were highlighted by Mashable,[1][2] Wired,[3][4] The Huffington Post,[5][6][7][8][9] CNET,[10] ITN,[11] Gizmodo[12] [13][14][15][16][17][18] and other media.[19]

As part of the YouTube Comedy Week in 2013, Warwick Davis presented Warwick Davis' Top 10 Tech Sketch Moments, which included a video made by Luijten.[20] The Nighthawk Cinema in New York City in collaboration with Daily Motion selected his video If Angry Birds were invented in the ’80s for the Cinema Selects cinema screening.[21] The Hungarian online magazine Urbnplyr considered the video If Instagram were invented in the '80s... as one of the best videos of 2014.[22]

Games[edit]

In 2016 Luijten developed two election-inspired online games, with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as their main characters.[23] The object of the game is to win the United States presidential election.[24][25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wasserman, Todd (April 3, 2012). "What If 'The Facebook' Was Invented in the '90s?". Mashable. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  2. ^ Green, Dennis (February 5, 2014). "What Would Instagram Look Like If It Were Created in the '80s?". Mashable. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  3. ^ Watercutter, Angela (April 4, 2012). "Videos: What Facebook Would Have Looked Like in the '90s". Wired. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  4. ^ Watercutter, Angela (February 4, 2014). "If Instagram Was Around in the '80s, This Would Be Its Launch Video". Wired. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  5. ^ Jauregui, Andres (April 4, 2012). "Totally 90s Facebook Video Offers Smart Social Commentary, Retro LOLs (VIDEO)". The Huffington Post. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  6. ^ Jauregui, Andres (April 4, 2012). "If Twitter Had Been Invented In The '80s (VIDEOS)". Huffington Post. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  7. ^ Brooks, Katherine (February 25, 2013). "The Joy Of ASCII: Bob Ross Video Just Might Be The Strangest Painting How-To We've Ever Seen (VIDEO)". Huffington Post. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  8. ^ "What Would Wikipedia Look Like If It Were Made In The 1980s?". Huffington Post. June 3, 2013. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  9. ^ Tull, Oliver (February 2, 2014). "What If We Had Instagram In The 80s?". Huffington Post. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  10. ^ Moyer, Andres (April 5, 2012). "Twitter, Facebook go retro like Google Maps". CNET. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  11. ^ [1], Joluijten.com
  12. ^ Diaz, Jesus (April 3, 2012). "If Facebook Were Invented In the 90s, It Would Have Worked Like This". Gizmodo. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  13. ^ Diaz, Jesus (April 4, 2012). "If Angry Birds Were Invented In the 80s, It Would Have Worked Like This". Gizmodo. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  14. ^ Diaz, Jesus (April 4, 2012). "If DrawSomething Were Invented In the 90s, It Would Have Worked Like This". Gizmodo. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  15. ^ Rose, Brent (April 4, 2012). "Why Spotify Didn't Exist In the 80's". Gizmodo. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  16. ^ Liszewski, Andrew (May 1, 2012). "Believe It Or Not, LinkedIn Would Have Been Even More Annoying In the 80s". Gizmodo. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  17. ^ Chan, Casey (June 3, 2013). "How Wikipedia Would Have Worked in the 1980s". Gizmodo. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  18. ^ Liszewski, Andrew (February 4, 2014). "Instagram Would Have Been Even Awesomer In the 80s". Gizmodo. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  19. ^ [2], Joluijten.com
  20. ^ Davis, Warwick (May 24, 2013). "Warwick Davis' Top 10 Tech Sketch Moments". The Multiverse. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  21. ^ [3], Nitehawk Hatched, April 30, 2012.
  22. ^ [4], LISTAPORNÓ 2014: az év legjobb videói , December 25, 2014.
  23. ^ Fashingbauer Cooper, Fashingbauer Cooper (June 8, 2016). "Trump and Clinton star in retro video games you can really play". CNET. Retrieved April 16, 2017.
  24. ^ Blevins, Blevins (June 3, 2016). "Presidential Blitz turns the blighted 2016 election into a fun, retro game". The A.V. Club. Retrieved April 16, 2017.
  25. ^ Sabris, Sabris (June 7, 2016). "Presidential Blitz turns 2016 election into retro game". CNET. Retrieved April 16, 2017.

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