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Game Design Study Circle

November 16, 2016

A replica of "The Royal Game of Ur"

This fall I’ve been organizing a study circle for people interested in game design here in Gothenburg. For posterity I kept a blog with reflections and photos from each meeting, you can read it here: http://speldesigncirkeln.tumblr.com/

If you live in Gothenburg and would be interested in participating in a similar thing in the future, please contact me! If you live in another city and wish this kind of thing existed there – what are you waiting for? It wasn’t hard at all to organize and I hope the blog can be a good source of ideas.

Getting so much into different board games from all times and places also got me really inspired, so right now I’m working on an app for playing a bunch of these.

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Status updates

October 3, 2013

I felt like writing a few words about what I’m working on right now and what is going on with my projects.

Most obviously I’m working full time on finishing our big game Else Heartbreak! You can follow the progress here.

The illustrations (by Nicolai Troshinsky) for my card game Slice & Dice are also done (!!!) and I’m currently looking for a publisher. Feel free to contact me if you can help out with this.

I’m also giving some courses on how to build interactive worlds and games with Unity. After leaving my job as a teacher in Skövde I haven’t had much chance to do stuff like that but I really enjoy it and want to find more opportunities for teaching in the future.

This past weekend me and Danish composer Anders Monrad had an intense work-session where we made a small sound app for iPhone/iPad, it should be up on the App Store very soon (we have submitted it). Despite being very small and simplistic it’s a lot of fun to play with so be sure to try it out in a week or so.

Clairvoyance is still in beta since we are focusing all our time on Else Heartbreak right now. When this intense period of work is over (February 2014) I’ll try to reach version 1.0 as soon as possible, I promise. The game is very much working as it is now though, so feel free to try it out and you’ll get the full version when that is completed.

Oh, and this upcoming weekend there will be an event here in Gothenburg called Automat where there will be different indice arcade games shown. I’ll try to have some things on display, come by if you have the chance!

Yours sincerely,
Erik

Unity Workshops

August 6, 2013

I’m giving three one-day workshops on how to create interactive worlds in Unity, 16 – 18 August. They will be held in Gothenburg at NTI Gymnasiet. More information can be found at the website for Kulturkalaset here. They will be free to attend so please tell anyone who lives nearby and who might be interested.

Take care,
Erik

In the Classroom

January 29, 2013

Classroom

This past weekend I and the sweet organization Dataspelsakademin did a test run of a special kind of course that I have been wanting to do for a long time. The idea was to help people with an interest in game making technology (Unity to be precise) to get started and begin working on their own projects, expressing themselves through interactivity and world building. Unfortunately I caught the flu so the second day my two very nice friends Ebbe and Hugo had to jump in and finish the whole thing all by themselves (thanks guys!!!)

Nevertheless it was really great to see the whole thing work out and I think that we will try some even more ambitious incarnations of this idea soon again. So if you live in Gothenburg (or can travel here) and are interested in this kind of stuff, keep your eyes and ears open!

XOXO,
Erik