Department newsletter #5

This is the fifth newsletter for all staff and students active at the Department of Game Design. Contents:

  • Overview of current research and creative work at the department
  • Game Developers Conference 2020 has been cancelled
  • Corona Virus guidelines from the public health agency

The newsletter is published in three issues per semester. Staff can review the newsletters on the Staff Portal to receive more details there. Students are welcome to submit news too, at: gamedesign [at] speldesign [dot] uu [dot] se.

Updated brochure for 2020

It was time to update our two-fold brochure, to incorporate information about the Master programme, our new Games & Society Lab, and general nips-and-tucks. Here’s how the folder looks in practice:

We also took the opportunity to update the front art with student games from the previous year. We kept the 2018 one (Bolt & Bobby) but added Sunset Mystery (2019) and Strig & Kabu (2019).

And here’s the updated insert:

We also needed new t-shirts since the previous design was a giant flop (big print over the chest made it act and feel like wearing a bib). We kept it clean and simple:

We had some ideas for a more ambitious design refresh, but we need all of this stuff before March when GDC and all other things happen so we let that plan slide for now. 🙂

Department newsletter #4

This is the fourth newsletter for all staff and students active at the Department of Game Design. Contents:

  • We are getting a new head of department
  • The Global Game Jam
  • Course application deadlines
  • International exchange opportunities
  • … and more.

The newsletter is published in three issues per semester. Staff can review the newsletters on the Staff Portal to receive more details there. Students are welcome to submit news too, at: gamedesign [at] speldesign [dot] uu [dot] se.

Alumni Days 2019 talks published!

Alex Untoro (PlaygroundSquad) at the Alumni Days 2019

All recorded presentations are now available on our YouTube-channel. Here’s the full playlist for Alumni Days 2019:

Big huge thanks to all our alumni; Marcus Ingvarsson (Zoink), Albertina Sparrhult (ex-King (future Empress!)), Sebastian Larsson (Tarsier), Esteban Soto (Image & Form), Nina Moritz (Ubisoft), Erik Starander (The Outsiders), Kim Aava (DICE), Maria Norkvist (DICE), Alex Untoro (PlaygroundSquad), Jens Berglind (Might & Delight) and Teddy Sjöström (Pixel Ferrets) for taking the time and putting in the work to make this event happen!

Maria Norkvist (DICE) giving portfolio reviews