Sweden Game Conference 2017

Brie Code at the Swedish Game Conference  2017
Brie Code at the Swedish Game Conference 2017

A bunch of us in the GAME Department – Magnus Johansson, Adam Mayes, Jakob Berglund, Ulf Benjaminsson and Danielle Uneus (student rep) – visited the “Sweden” Game Conference in Skövde this week. We went primarily to network and meet friends, old and new. Brie Code – who in large parts was the inspiration for last years’ Gotland Game Conference theme – was there.

As was Åsa Roos, Constance Steinkuehler, Jonas Linderoth and of course Jenny Brusk – all good friends of the department.

Constance Steinkuehler at the Swedish Game Conference  2017
Constance Steinkuehler at the Swedish Game Conference 2017

Jonas Linderoth at the Swedish Game Conference  2017
Jonas Linderoth at the Swedish Game Conference 2017
Åsa Roos at the Swedish Game Conference  2017
Åsa Roos at the Swedish Game Conference 2017

We got to know Malena Klaus (programmer / inventor at ustwo), Henrik Jonsson (Senior Developer at Ghost Games, spearhead of IGDA Sweden) and Josefin Westborg (founder of LajvByran) – all of whom will likely bolster the ranks of our GGC Jury next year. It was also a nice surprise to see so many alumni – on the show floor, in the audience and even as graduates who continued on to do a masters degree in Skövde!

All in all, a weekend a well spent!

Malena Klaus speaking at the Swedish Game Conference 2017
Malena Klaus speaking at the Swedish Game Conference 2017

Recordings are online!

Bonnie Ruberg, speaking at the Gotland Game Conference 2017
Bonnie Ruberg, speaking at the Gotland Game Conference 2017

All* the presentations and the Award Ceremony are finally available on our YouTube-channel. Even better – if you prefer reading you can click through these links to find a) a description and the video for each talk and b) our live twitter coverage of each talk. Highly recommended!

The Awards Ceremony

Best 1st Year Project: Pump The Frog
Best 2nd Year Project: Somnium
Best 3rd Year Project: Penny’s Farm
Pwnage: Pump The Frog
Cha-Ching!: Pump The Frog
Innovation Award: Grave Call
Students’ Choice: Penny’s Farm
Almedalen Library Award: Pump The Frog
Alumni of The Year: Pernilla Sparrhult and Joakim Andreason

Bighuge THANKS to all of our speakers, faculty and students for making the GGC such a great experience this year!

* (all presentations but one: Adam Mayes’ “M for Mature” unfortunately had technical issues, and the recording was unrecoverable.)

Swedish Game Awards 2017

Development Hell at the Swedish Game Awards 2017

We’re still busy publishing content from the Gotland Game Conference so this post will be brief: the The Swedish Game Awards took place in Visby this weekend and it was a blast!

The SGA is a national competition for all game educations, and this year our students took home no less than three awards!

Congratulation and well played to all the teams! And to everyone; enjoy the summer break. We’ll see you back on campus in august.

For more photos, check out the SGA Facebook galleries:
Swedish Game Awards 2017 Expo
Swedish Game Awards 2017 Gala

All the winners at the Swedish Game Awards 2017
All the winners at the Swedish Game Awards 2017

GGC 2017, Day 2

The second day of the Gotland Game Conference is split in two; with the first part being another day of games and insightful lectures, and the second part being the epic award ceremony and party in the evening. To avoid completely swamping this post, we’re putting only a few photos here and sharing the full set on Facebook. There’s also a lot of activity on the Instagram tag – #GGConf2017.

Recordings of all the talks will be available on our YouTube-channel later this summer, but you don’t need to wait to see the Award Ceremony – just keep scrolling. 🙂

The Awards Ceremony

Best 1st Year Project: Pump The Frog
Best 2nd Year Project: Somnium
Best 3rd Year Project: Penny’s Farm
Pwnage: Pump The Frog
Cha-Ching!: Pump The Frog
Innovation Award: Grave Call
Students’ Choice: Penny’s Farm
Almedalen Library Award: Pump The Frog
Alumni of The Year: Pernilla Sparrhult and Joakim Andreason

Bighuge THANKS to all of our speakers, faculty and students for making the GGC such a great experience this year! Please head on over to the facebook gallery and help us tag everyone. 🙂