Return to the Source


We create smart online platforms for innovative businesses.


We support artistic endeavors with custom-made digital tools.


We frequently launch our own software projects.
We ♡ free & open source!

From our kitchen

IA Launcher

Play all of the Internet Archive's MS-DOS games offline!

IA Launcher is a graphical games launcher for all those georgeous MS-DOS games from yestermillenium. It uses the Internet Archive to download games on-the-fly and DOSBox to play them.

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Super Formosa

His secret identity has yet to be revealed

On the website of super photographer Super Formosa clients can download huge archives of pictures with blazing speeds. Thanks to S3 and Cloudfront the infrastructure scales infinitely.

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Personality analysis of your selfies

TypeMatch performs a personality analysis of a selfie with, then determines how good of a match you really are. Featuring face-detection, personality classification using machine learning, and animated GIFs!

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Virtual learning environment for mathematics and statistics

Autodidact implements “Blended Learning”: step-by-step digital instructions crafted by math teachers of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

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Sociale Sportschool

Bootcamps on wheelchairs

“The social gym” combines healthy exercise with social responsibility: young sporters and elderly people go on fitness bootcamps together where they use wheelchairs as exercise equipment. Return to the Source created both the website and the booking system.

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Turn your Pictures folder into a beautiful Photography Website!

Photog! generates a beautiful photography website by processing the “Pictures” folder on your computer. The website contains nested photography albums with chronologically sorted images. You can see it in action at Super Formosa Photography.

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Mijn Den Bosch

Help build the future of Den Bosch

Mijn Den Bosch is a social-political project with the goal to connect citizens with their local government. People are encouraged to mobilize their communities and let their visions and ideas be heard.

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The hardest to reach website on the internet

The artist Malou van Doormaal asked Return to the Source to create the hardest to reach website on the internet. Challenge accepted!

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Photo Server

Elegant and reliable photoserver for city games

Photo Server is a server application used by the mobile games company Elibom for use in their GPS citygames.

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De Dialoog

Art expo in Museum Slager

For the art exposition “De Dialoog” a number of old computers were refurbished and installed with a tradional Windows 95 interface.

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The rough edge of Den Bosch

RAUWKOST is an art and music festival in the roughest parts of Den Bosch. The website developed by Return to the Source features a sleek design and various filters to narrow down the available performances of the festival.

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Behind the scenes

Jaap Joris Vens

Creative programmer and technical artist

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