Thu 29 May 2014
Nordic folks know how to run a good conference! It was a pleasure to participate in the 10th anniversary edition of the Nordic Game Conference. It included a dinner with the mayor, an awesome indie night, awards and champagne, and the SuperHot guys. I did a lecture on startup funding/incubator models and was on an entrepreneurship panel.
As usual, there is a nice balance between the passion driven side of game creation, and the business elements (ie, investors summit in one room, and indies showcase in the next). And this is well reflected in the choice of speakers. In particular, ex Bungie frontman Marty O’Donnell’s talk on staying creative and being good to the “goose” (as opposed to just focusing on the golden egg) was especially inspiring!
Was also nice to have an extra day to wander around Copenhagen, and check into the Shayla Games indie conference.
The mayor of Malmo welcomes us to the historic city hall.
VIP dinner in city hall.
Hustle and bustle in the expo area.
Marty O’Donnell on staying creative.
Leah Hoyer (Microsoft) on innovative approaches to narrative design.
Massimo Guarini (Ovosonico) explores the emotion driven design of Murasaki Baby.
Indies extraordinaire Simogo win several awards.
Ilari Kuittinen and the Housemarque team win Game of the Year for Resogun.
Post awards dinner… for a thousand :)
Funky graffiti in Copenhagen’s meat packing district.
Best. Title. Ever.
Johan Toresson explains the incubation model of Gameport in Sweden.
Pop-up bar/cafe/club along Copenhagen waterfront.
Mandatory Nyhavn tourist shot.
Wasn’t expecting to come across an arc!
The famous little mermaid statue.
Entrance to the bastion area of Kastelet.
Spiffy lights and water in the Tivoli Gardens.
Fireworks at Tivoli Gardens.