Based in Utrecht, the Netherlands

Founding date:
September 1, 2013


Press / Business Contact:

Pauzeplay on Twitter
Pauzeplay on Facebook

Lingo, The Official Game

Neude 5
3512 AD Utrecht
The Netherland

+00 (31)6 21 15 33 16


Pauzeplay is a company that develops games that are both entertainingg and educational. Currently, Pauzeplay is in the process of releasing an existing television quiz game in the form of a multi-player game for both mobile and tablet.


Early history

After winning Start Up Weekend Utrecht in November 2011, with a game concept that helps you overcome your fear of public speaking, Bart and Michiel founded Pauzeplay. Bart quitted his job as an IT-projectmanager and Michiel tagged along part-time. During development of their first prototype they were approached by the editor in chief of Lingo TV International (Ton Verleg). It was his long treasured dream to develop a proper version of the game Lingo (to which almost a decade of his life has been dedicated). Yes, there are already a lot of Lingo-wannabe’s in the store, but none have succeeded to live up to it’s full potential. A multi-player version of Lingo was as stating the obvious: Bart and Michiel decided that the world has to live in fear for public speaking just a little bit longer, as they also value proper spelling :)

After that

It was not easy to get Lingo licensed but it’s dogged as does it and so Ton finally joined Pauzeplay. Because of the long wait, Pauzeplay was ready to take off and went full speed to a soft launch of the game early 2014. This soft launch was used to test, tweak and balance the game for the best experience of Lingo on a mobile device.



For a quick game preview on iOS watch this video YouTube


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


Awards & Recognition

  • "After winning Startup Weekend Utrecht 2011, Pauzeplay joined the Dutch Game Garden." - Utrecht, 13 November, 2011

Selected Articles

  • "For years, fans have been asking for a LINGO App"
    - Jeroen Tielens, COO from, IDTV
  • "You play LINGO with other people and you can chat with your opponents. It is fast and dynamic, and just like on TV it is a little addictive."
    - Ton Verleg, Eindredacteur Lingo TV,

The Dutch Game Garden
We are supported by the Dutch Game Garden. You can check them out at http://www.dutchgamegarden.nl.

Game Music by Award-winning Claynote
Sound Sample Lingo soundcloud.com.

Team & Repeating Collaborators

Bart van Waalwijk van Doorn,
CEO, Operations

Ton Verleg
editor in chief Lingo international

Michiel Kleijn

happy Coding :)

Bureau BlauwGeel
Bureau BlauwGeel

Rik Nieuwdorp / Claynote
Music, Freelancer


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