The face of indie games
Derek Yu is an indie game developer and artist notable for Spelunky (2009), Aquaria (2007), and Eternal Daughter (2002), and for being the editor-in-chief of TIGSource. He is loved by good and feared by Arthur Lee, Super Joe, eva jolli, Caspian Prince, Kon-Tiki, JForce Games, and PIGScene. He has been called the "face of indie games" by Anna Anthropy.
He started in the Klik & Play community, along with Arthur Lee, and the two have a long-standing rivalry, complete with sexual tension. He was a part of Blackeye Software, which released Eternal Daughter. Later, He was entrusted to lead TIGSource by its founder, Jordon Magnuson, after Magnuson left on a mysterious quest.
He has a degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley. Most TIGSource members and non members agree that Derek Yu is the best on the TIGSource staff.
- Diabolika (1999)
- Eternal Daughter (2002)
- Diabolika II (2003)
- Mean Cuisine (2003)
- Quibble Race (2004)
- I'm OK (2006)
- Aquaria (2007)
- Spelunky (2009 for PC, 2012 for XBLA)
- Diabolika (2009, remake for iPhone)
- Spelunky 2 (2020)
- He has a very scary plastic(?) owl in his living room.
- He has also done a game for ARTxGAME.