I’m back from the Nordic Game Conference (NGC), that took place in Malmö, Sweden last week. I have not visited that many game developer conferences so far, but it’s absolutely my favorite! It’s a really friendly atmosphere, it’s always plenty of old friends there and the Nordic Party is super sweet. And the fact that I can go straight home and sleep when the conference is done is a huge + ; )
Wednesday: Nordic Indie Game Party!
Ready for the indie party! Met plenty of old friends and new faces :)
Sometimes it feels like Malmö is full of game developers. Last weekend I hang out with the crew from the Malmö based game studio Southend at a nice party. Met with a bunch of interesting ppl from both Sweden, Brazil and New York!
This guy had a cool Link tattoo on his neck!
High heels to bring some party feeling. I was actually very tired after a long week at work. Our new game Tuff Tanks is finally in beta.
This week me and my boss Ola went to the “Meet & Greet” event with aspiring game developers studying computer game development, at The Game Assembly school. As a final course of the school the students complete a 7 months internship on a game company.
We were hoping to spread the word about our company and get some 3D artist and programmers as interns. It was a pleasant surprise that so many of the students remembered the metrics focused lecture I gave at Swedish Game Awards: South conference, a couple of weeks ago.Even some of the other professional game developers attenting the “M&G” came up to say “hi” and wanted to talk about the lecture.
This year the competition for skilled interns was fierce, companies like DICE, Easy, Massive, IO and other big fishes also wanted to get hold of some fresh students.
After meeting with the students we all headed for the pub and some beers. I spent my night mostly talking to an old friend who now is the studio manager at Paradox South. Anyways, I already got some CV:s in my in-box from the students, let’s hope we are able to offer some internships for them after the summer!
Me and Ola pitching our studio for the game dev students. Picture by The Game Assembly.
Ola showing our new, upcoming game Tuff Tanks for a student