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Photo Update

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Just a quick little photo dump of what I’ve been up to lately! At the top there’s a photo I shot when visiting the game development school of Ädelfors, together with some very nice teachers from The Game Assembly two weeks ago. It’s nice to be able to help the kidz studying there and to get the chance to feel their inspiration and drive for making games! I’m involved as part of the advisory board for the school’s game education.

The photo depicting nature is something I snapped while running one morning in Norway, two weeks ago. The nature just outside of Bergen is truly stunning, a lot of small springs flowing everywhere. It’s hard to believe you are no more than 30 minutes outside a big city when you see stuff like this. It was so beautiful I had to stop every few minutes just to take photos and enjoy all these amazing plants, flowers, birds and old pinewood trees. Easily the best setting for a run a I had in a long time!

After that there’s a photo from the indie game dev beer in Malmö, hosted by my former employer Tarsier Studios, together with Nordic Game (the company behind the much loved yearly Nordic Game Conference). I had a great time, drinking cola from old fashioned glass cans and playing some of the old arcade and pinball games at the club. It was nice to meet some new devs and just hang out with a gang of old friends.

Bottom two photos are from yesterday’s release party for Mediocre’s brand new game “Does not Commute”. The guys had made these cool bumper stickers based on stuff from the game. There was live music, food and plenty of drinks. I felt a little bit shy that night, so found myself a spot in a corner and just kinda watcher everything, but in the end some of my friends took a seat next to me and I had a great time. I’m so happy to see the game is featured in the App Store and Google Play right now! Read some of the reviews earlier today, and so far people seem to absolutely love DnC : )

Game Design Lectures In Ädelfors

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Photos borrowed from Ädelfors’ awesome blog.

Two weeks ago I visited Ädelfors’ school of game design! The school serves to prepare students for higher education like University. Ädelfors is special in the way that all the students attending this 1-2 year long education got some kind of neuropsychiatric diagnosis, like ADHD or Autism. The students were happy to have me there, and I hosted two lectures themed “9 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Went To Game Dev School” (title much shorter in Swedish!) and another one about all the different roles a game designer can have during a game project or at a game company.

I visited the same school earlier this year and gave two lectures about game data collection and community management, which was also very nice. I’m so happy they wanted me to come back, I love sharing my XP and what I’ve learned so far from this creative industry. I’m by no means a pro after 3,5 years of creating games at professional studios, but I do feel like I can help others who are still in school, about to start following their dreams. 

The students showed me their school projects and drawings, and just like last time I was very impressed and inspired by what they had created. There were a lot of interesting ideas and deep themes, not the usual “you are a bro that shoots other bros in the face with big guns”.