Tim Laning started Grendel Games in 2003 with his partner and friend Jan-Jaap Severs. The Dutch company started creating serious games focusing on rehab of military personnel in VR (CAREN System) in 2003 for Motek Medical. Their products have won several awards and are used at the Brook Medical Army Center in San Diego and Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington. Grendel Games is however most renowned for “Underground” a ground-breaking Nintendo Wii U game for training basic laparoscopy skills. “Underground” is heavily validated, proving that residents and surgeons can profit from an affordable, fun and engaging game. Grendel Games won last year’s Serious Play Bronze Award for their obesity prevention game “Garfield Vs Hot Dog”.The company was featured on Netflix’ “Bill Nye Saves The World”, BBC Horizon’s documentary “The effects of video games” and various primetime national television shows. Tim Laning served as a board member for the Dutch Games Association for 6 years and is currently a member of the board for Dutch Game Garden, the country’s national game incubation program.