Online seminar on industry pathways in games

Welcome to join this seminar organized by Svenska spelforskarrådet (Council of Swedish Games Researchers) to learn more about pathways to the game industry.

When: Wednesday April 10, 13.00-14.30
Where: Zoom
What: Information about industry careers in games

The Swedish and international game industry is growing and more people study games and game development. We now see vocational training in game development as well as bachelor study programmes in different academic areas (IT, humanities, media, media technologies, game design…).

In this seminar we aim to explore different ways to join the game industry. A panel of experts will discuss questions such as: what kind of competencies are attractive? What do game studios look for when they hire? What can you do to optimize your chances of finding a job? What are the possible careers in the game industry today?

At this seminar, you will get a deeper understanding of these questions and others, as well as an excellent opportunity to ask representatives from education and industry about their thoughts on the topic of pursuing a career in the game industry.

The panel consists of:

  • Marcus Toftedahl (Moderator, Game dev business coach), Science Park Skövde
  • Sahar Asadi, Director of AI Labs at King
  • Martin Annander (Freelance Game Developer), Playtank Sweden
  • Mea Nilimaa (Head of Business Development), G.Round
  • Diego Navarro (PhD Student/Adjunct Lecturer), Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH)
  • Ran Zhang (Bonny) (Senior lecturer), Högskolan i Skövde