About Me


Who Am I?

My name is Thuyen Nguyen, from Melbourne, Australia. On any given day, I am:

  • A writer (novelist & screenwriting)
  • A film maker (live action shorts & animation)
  • A game developer (professional & indie)
  • A comic creator (writing & questionable artist)
  • A product manager (digital & mobile e-commerce)

By the way, it's pronounced Twin.


Featured Works


My second novel Game Trivia Catechism (also known as The King of Game Trivia) is based on the game "Game Trivia Catechism" by Multiple:Option.

Al doesn't know why his cousin Sally would pay for his trip home, but he readily accepts. Little does he know though that she's secretly entered him into the King of Game Trivia Tournament and expects him to score the ten-thousand dollar grand prize. Unprepared for competition, can Al do what it takes to win while keeping sane of Sally's demands at the same time?

THE KING OF GAME TRIVIA is a story by a gamer for gamers. Stuffed with so many references to the world of video games, you'll be lost and confused if you don't know your Nintendo from your Sega. And with actual trivia questions peppered throughout, even hardcore players will be tested and entertained by this fun-filled and unique journey into gaming culture.

Get it today at my Online Shop, Amazon and Smashwords. Sample the first chapter here.


My debut novel Note to Self is a story about an average guy and the girls who made him.

Tim Newman's spent most of his life trying to understand the opposite sex to no avail. From childhood crushes to random one-nighters, surely there's a way to learn from his mistakes so that the next one doesn't get away? Indeed, every guy out there can learn a thing or two from Tim's encounters - no matter how awkward or embarrassing.

Get it today at my Online Shop, Amazon and Smashwords. Sample the first chapter here.


A Question of Promise Volume 1 collects the first eight issues together for the first time in graphic novel format. The premise is pretty simple. Eric is an ordinary twenty-something guy. His housemate Dice is an extraordinary sentient pool-of-water. Together with Eric's girlfriend Eden, they go on the biggest adventure of all - Life.

"I'm proud that [Thuyen] found me and persuaded me to read his work and pleased that it's so good."
- Al Lowe, Leisure Suit Larry

"A pleasant read, too, so long as you're not expecting any superheroes in tights."
- Eric Caoili, Joystiq

"Simple, funny and sweet."
- Michelle Hughes, Stray Cinema

Get it today at my Online Shop and IndyPlanet.


Select Portfoilo

You'll find below a selection of my works, including film, machinima, writing and comics. Enjoy!


Retrenchment Game (2005)

Work and Play (2007)

An Unfair War (2006)

Bookstore (2005)

Bookstore 2 - A Reunion of Sorts (2005)

Bookstore 3 - Harry Strikes Back (2005)

Note to Self (2011)

The Most Powerful Person in the World (2007)

Same As It Ever Was (2008)

Osh10 - 'Mr. Sheen' (2008)

A Question of Promise Vol. 1 (2010)

The King of Game Trivia (2013)

Collective Noun Filmworks

These are films which I helped make under the group name Collective Noun Filmworks, whose members were myself, Mark Angeli, Jim Batt, Paul Callaghan, Justin Halliday, and Ian Malcolm. Some of these won awards too!


Sup Homes? (2002)

Pest Control (2002)

Misguided Tour (2003)

Arguments and Resolutions in Contemporary Romantic Relationships: A Case Study (2003)

Stripsearch (2004)

Nice Work If You Can Get It (2005)

City of Lies (2005)

Harvest (2006)

Lost and Found (2009)

Game Credits

As a professional games developer, I have worked at a number of Australian game studios including Atari.


Le Mans 24 Hours (PS2)

Looney Tunes Space Race (PS2)

Men in Black II Alien Escape (PS2)

Transformers (PS2)

AFL Premiership 2006 (PS2)

Lucinda Green's Equestrian Challenge (PS2, PC)

Gaelic Games Football 2 (PS2)

Gaelic Games Hurling (PS2)

AFL Premiership 2007 (PS2)

Heatseeker (Wii)

Heroes Over Europe (X360, PS3, PC)


The Devinquest Network

These are more focused sites for side projects that I work on.

She's as cool as a cucumber, but as quiet as a mouse, with a smile so wide that you can't help but be charmed!
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A comic about a guy, a girl, and a sentient pool-of-water, as they go on the biggest adventure of all - Life.
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Indie homebrew games development for various platforms, including Nintendo DS, iPhone, iPad and PC.
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Let's Talk

Want to get in touch with me? I'd be happy to hear from you regarding anything from simple chats to job opportunities. Please use the contact form, or ping me on the following social sites:

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  • Links

    Friends of Devinquest

    Here's a list of people I know and the great work that they do. Pay them a visit, will you?

    • Temple - Design studio, creators of the Devinquest® logo font
    • Jim Batt - Fellow member of Collective Noun Filmworks who is still living the dream
    • Stray Cinema - Open source filmmaking
    • Al Lowe - Famed creator of Lesiure Suit Larry, he wrote the foreword for A Question of Promise Vol. 1
    • Paul Callaghan - Another Collective Noun Filmworks alumni, he's big on games literacy and industry
    • Heroes Against Darkness - An indie d20 role-playing system that's free, fast and flexible
    • Hero Kids - a simple and fun D&D-style fantasy RPG for boys and girls aged from 4-10