About us

TELMA develops and implements Serious Urban Games®. Through game-based learning, we encourage participants to learn about societal themes and issues. The games are thought out and developed through co-creation so that each game matches the needs of the target group perfectly. The city game is thus a great way to connect the participant and the social partners in their own city or municipality. That’s why our motto is "Connect before you correct!".

Vision

TELMA is all about innovative solutions for Targeted Education by using the concept of S_U+G Serious Urban Game® . We focus on a variety of topics that require a new, playful and interactive approach. Playing a Serious Urban Game® offers a unique combination of hands-on experience, interactions with local stakeholders and teamwork in a familiar environment: your city or neighborhood, your company or even your home.

TELMA is a European leader in the development and rollout of educational games, aka. Serious Urban Games. Based in Gent, Belgium, and operating internationally, we have more than 10 years of experience with implementing game-based strategies to education.

We recombine the skills of a social worker, teacher, or coach with the creativity of a digital game-developer to obtain a unique concept which has been proven to be very effective and long-lasting.

Some key "elements of society" are generally not covered by a typical school or academic curriculum or even a career development plan at work. That's were TELMA can make the difference.

“S_U+G Serious Urban Game is een project en geregistreerd merk van Lieve Achten voor Telma bvba”

S_U+G® Team

Belgium

“I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.”— Walt Disney

Lieve Achten

Founder / Managing Director

EXPERIENCED DESIGN

human centred design - co-creation - storytelling

Lieve Achten is a license Social Worker and director of [ew32], a non-profit organization, and founder / Managing Director of TELMA bv. She has created a ‘S_U+G® Digital Platform’ where youth learn to reflect on social issues in a Serious Urban Game®. Communication and Informal Learning and game-based Learning are leading in this concept. With more than 20 years of experience in initiating, testing and implementing participation methods, she is a real active figure. Lieve really has a nose for neoteric youth culture. She doesn’t avoid difficult issues and lights up a dialogue.

As a Promoter, I go for action and take risks, want broad lines, excitement and result-oriented relationships.

“You can deny, if you like, nearly all abstractions: justice, beauty, truth, goodness, mind, God. You can deny seriousness, but not play.” Johan Huizinga, Homo Ludens: A Study of the Play-Element in Culture

Bram Allegaert

GameDirector

Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.

Marie Van Son

GameDirector

The creative adult is the child who survived.

Jolien De Ridder

GameDirector

"Almost all creativity involves purposeful play" - Abraham Maslow

Florence Warlop

GameDirector

Failure doesn't mean the game is over, it means try again with experience

Pieterjan Bogaert

GameMaster

Lover Playing

Ann Andries

GameMaster

Love Playing

Broos Claerhout

GameMaster

Love Playing

Jurgen Van Lerberghe

GameMaster

Love Playing

Peter Degheldere

GameMaster

Love Playing

Thomas DeZutter

GameMaster

Love Playing

Hamide Sonmez

GameMaster

#WORK

Emmely Vandormael

GameMaster

The Netherlands

Love to Play, Play to love

Sandra Smeitink

GameMaster

Love Playing

Rosy Teuwen

GameMaster

Love Playing

Linda van Liere

GameMaster

Love Playing

Jamale Boukhettame

GameMaster

Love Playing

Murat Karacaer

GameMaster

Love Playing

Sophie Jacobs

GameMaster

Love Playing

Bob Noldus

GameMaster

Love Playing

Sandra Opheij

GameMaster

Love Playing

Brian van Schagen

GameMaster

Love Playing

Armin Popara

GameMaster

Love Playing

Asvin Ghisyawan

GameMaster

Play

Jakke Biesbrouck

GameMaster

Sweden

#WORK

Marie Andersson

GameMaster

#WORK

Jennie Holmberg

GameMaste

#WORK

Saleh Mohammadi

GameMaster