Alumni Days 2017

These are the Alumni Days for the Department of Game Design. Our amazing former students returns for three days at the end of every year, to share their experiences and insights.

You are welcome to drop in to any talk – we are in the Almedalen Library. Full program available here:

Alumni Days 2017 program
Alumni Days 2017 program

EDIT: (most) presentations are now available on our YouTube-channel!

Have you studied here? Join the Uppsala University Alumn Network. Also consider joining the Facebook group for GAME students past and present.

Here’s the program for your copy-pasting pleasures. It is tentative, though, as talks might be brought forward or delayed.

  • 14 December, Thursday
  • 10.30 “Martin Greip” – CEO, Eat Create Sleep
  • 13.00 “Teddy Sjöström” – CEO, Pixel Ferrets
  • 14.15 “Victor Magnuson” – Game Designer, Fatshark
  • 15.00 “Niklas Eneqvist” – Prop Art, Ass. Art Team Manager, Fatshark
  • 15 December, Friday
  • 10.00 “Kim Aava & Karin Bruér” – 3D Artist & Art Director, Fast Travel Games
  • 10.30 “Portfolio Review” – Kim & Karin, Fast Travel Games
  • 13.00 “Robin Flodin” – CEO, Toadman Interactive
  • 14.15 “Rabi Afram” – QA Dev Manager, King
  • 15.30 “Niklas Norin” – Lead AI & Combat designer, Avalanche Studios
  • 16 December, Saturday
  • 12.30 “Ylva Ljungqvist” – 2D Artist, Paradox Development Studio
  • 13.45 “Joakim Andreasson” – Game Designer, Paradox Development Studio
  • 15.00 “Pernilla Sparrhult” – Producer, Paradox Interactive
  • 19.30 Doors open at Ringi
  • 20.00 Alumnipanel & Party

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.)

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. 🙂

GGC 2017, Day 1

Just a brief update with few pics from the first day of #GGConf2017! It’s been such a blast!

Join us again tomorrow, Tuesday, for:
09:00 – Human Rights in Virtual Worlds
10:00 – Designing games as an expression of grief
11:00 – followed by three hours of games on the show floor (11:00-14:00)!
14:00 – After the final talk by Bonnie Ruberg (14-15) there are just a two more hours to try the games before the show floor is shut down for this year (17:00, sharp)!

See you there!