This year Nordicgame, the only conference solely dedicated to the entire Nordic games industry, keeps in touch with its legacy in its seventeenth edition. Continuing its tradition, the focus in 2020 will be on business, emotion and knowledge. Speakers, exhibitors and attendees will also experience what it means to evolve as an industry, by focusing on the core aspects of games development and learning more about being better at working together. Nordicgame 2020 will take place from May 27th to 29th in Malmö, Sweden.
Another one of the many highlights visitors can look forward to at this year’s edition of Nordicgame is a debuting speaker program dedicated to artificial intelligence. Curated and hosted by modl.ai, a Copenhagen-based developer building next-generation AI-driven game technology, the program will be focussed on game design. Christoffer Holmgård, CEO and co-founder of modl.ai and Alessandro Canossa, Senior User Researcher at Ubisoft Massive and Associate Professor at KADK will delve deep into NPCs and the integration of player insights.
CAPY’s Creative Director Kris Piotrowski has also been announced as a speaker this year. He will talk about the puzzle-game-evolution and art direction of the studio, using the example of their latest game Grindstone. Amy Dallas, CEO and Co-founder of ClutchPlay Games was announced as a speaker as well. In her session she will discuss Gretchen Rubin’s “Four Tendencies” framework and what it means to apply it in team leadership.
Furthermore, this Nordicgame will host a talk by Jan Klose, Managing Director at Deck 13. He will elaborate on the process of creating The Surge 2, the successor to the critically acclaimed action-RPG The Surge. Loukia Kyriakidou’s talk on character diversity promises to be another highlight. From the point of view of an artist and animator, she will provide a practical guide to inclusivity and visibility.
Other parts of Nordicgame 2020 include:
- World-class speaker program
- Loads of networking events and parties throughout the week
- MeetToMatch, the meeting system designed to optimise your business
- Nordic Game Discovery Contest, Season IV Grand Finals and Expo
- Nordic Game Awards, NG20 Expo and Publisher Market
- New Career Zone and Dev Showcase
- And much, much more
It is the best time to secure your own ticket to experience all this and so much more for 50% off – the Early Bird offer is still on until March 31st. The conference pass, pricing and group booking details can be viewed here, registration is possible here.
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