Tomorrow I’ll go to San Francisco to attend the Game Developer’s Conference. My game Shot Shot Shoot is nominated for the “Best Mobile Game” award at IGF, you can read all about it here if you like. I hope it will be a fun trip!
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I just came home from a great little trip to Tampere, Finland. Some cool people there arranged a festival called MANSEDANSE and as part of this Petri Purho and I were invited to talk about our games and indie games in general. Here are some blurry pictures that I took with my phone during the stay…
Hello dear blog readers! Hope you’re doing fine, here is some news from me:
This week I arrived in San Francisco which is a very nice change from cold Sweden. On Tuesday the Game Developer’s Conference starts, I’m sure it’s going to be awesome. After the conference is over I will stay for a while in the US with my girlfriend — very exciting!
Today I decided to finally open a proper Twitter account, so here you have it: twitter.com/e_svedang
Regarding my games I can say that I have several projects coming along nicely, one that is nearly finished. A trailer is on its way so I will keep my mouth shut about what it is just a little bit longer.
Last Friday I went to Assembly in Helsinki to give a seminar. The title of my talk was “Creating Blueberry Garden – how to get away with bad design choices (sort of)”. It went pretty ok and some nice people in the audience even wanted to get me as a speaker at their uni :)
Apart from giving the talk I mainly spent my time with Petri Purho and Cactus (who both were giving their own lectures) in some of the nice parks in Helsinki — great times!
Suda talking about his games.
Highlights of the week:
- Petri Purho and Kyle Gabler’s lecture, which was easily the best of those I heard (and everyone else thought so too I believe). Great job!
- Staying at Martin’s (Prototyprally) and Jens’ (Oxeye Games) places — thanks a lot dudes!!!
- Going by car with Martin, Petri and Kyle to Gothenburg visiting Cactus… too bad I was super sleepy the whole trip :(
- All the rest of the nice people I met at the conference and during the parties!
Just wanted to say that I’m going to be at the Nordic Game Conference this week. Hope to meet some of you there!
Spelgalan 2009 is a party and a price ceremony for the Swedish games industry. Big congrats to Frictional Games for winning the indie category!
The last picture is dedicated to Boel.
I went to the Nordic Game Jam in Copenhagen last weekend. Obviously it was really great, especially meeting all awesome game creating friends and also making some new ones. Me, Bernhard Schulenburg and Kian Bashiri made a game together about friendship and flocking behaviour. It was pretty cute but not very finished, maybe we’ll upload it to the web in the future. Here are some of the photos I took during the trip:
Yesterday I got back from the Nordic Game conference. It was two interesting and fun days even though most of the speeches and “debates” really wasn’t that inspiring. Here’s my top three of good things during the visit:
- Meeting awesome game developers like Petri Purho, Martin “Grapefrukt” Jonasson and Oxeye Game Studio
- Fumito Ueda showing his concept movies from Ico and Shadow of the Colossus
- The keynote about making “Rock Band”, the speakers actually tried to share their thinking behind the design
I hope they will arrange the event next year but make it a little less about business and a little more about creativity…
Today I visited the Natural History Museum in Gothenburg to check out how me and my friends’ game Det Goda Livet was doing as a part of the ongoing Science Festival. I watched people from two school classes playing the game and everybody seemed to have a blast! Some of the girls in the last group didn’t want to leave… :D Hopefully they learned something too, I think so.
More images after the jump!