Sparpweed is a two man studio, Richard Boeser and Roland IJzermans create games with a focus on original gameplay and atmosphere. Games we like to play ourselves. Depending on a project's needs we team up with other developers, designers, artists etc. Sparpweed stays small and flexible.


Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Founding date:
August 2009
Press / Business Contact:
Westersingel 19-2
3014 GP Rotterdam
The Netherlands
+49 (0)1623935787



Richard and Roland both studied industrial design at Delft Technical University in The Netherlands. They met, became friends and were pleasantly surprised to discover a mutual interest in game design. Later Roland graduated at Guerrilla Games and started working there as a concept designer. Again later, Richard's graduation project resulted in a prototype of the game 'ibb and obb'. In 2008 ibb and obb was part of IndieCade's selection at the E3 in Los Angeles after which Richard and Roland decided to officially team up and Sparpweed was born.


We've released our first game ibb and obb on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation3, Windows and Linux. Our second game Chalo Chalo, a really slow racing game for 3 to 8 players, developed in collaboration with Tomasz Kaye is out on Steam as an Early Access title for Windows and Mac.


ibb and obb - Nintendo Switch Trailer YouTube

Chalo Chalo - Steam Trailer YouTube

ibb and obb - Steam Trailer YouTube


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There are far more images available for Sparpweed, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!

Awards & Recognition

  • "Winner Develop Indie Showcase Jury Award" - ibb and obb, 2013
  • "Winner Cinekid New Media Jury Award" - ibb and obb, 2013
  • "Winner IndieCade Design Innovation Award" - ibb and obb, 2008

Selected Articles

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Team & Collaborations

Richard Boeser (Sparpweed)

Roland IJzermans (Sparpweed)


Tomasz Kaye (Redshift Media)
Development, Audio

Reimer Eising (Kettel)

presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks