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Petri Purho

Nordic Game Jam 2012 Presents a Petri Purho Talk – Why Being Poor and Having No Budget is Good for Making Games!

The NGJ12 is happy and proud to present Indie Game Developer Petri to speak at the jam! For those that do not know Petri, besides creating the first iteration of the awesome game “Jesus vs. Dinosaurs“, at last year’s Nordic Game Jam 2011 with Martin Jonasson,  here’s a little bit more about him: Full Name: Petri Purho Title/Position: Programmer Company: Kloonigames Short biography: Petri Purho is...

Nordic Game Jam Poster

Final Nordic Game Jam Tickets!

Dear Participants and Future Participants, There are just over 50 tickets left for the Nordic Game Jam 2012! Be sure to pass on the message to your friends and family :). Send them to the following link HERE to buy the tickets. The t-shirt design will also be revealed soon and we guarantee you that you will LOVE IT! :o)....


Danish Minister of Culture to Open the Nordic Game Jam 2012

We are very happy to present Danish Minister of Culture Uffe Elbæk as the opening speaker at this year’s Nordic Game Jam. Minister of Culture Uffe Elbæk has himself been a creative entrepreneur. As the former head of the creative project manager education “Kaospiloterne”, he also has a lot of experience with managing creative projects and creative people. He acknowledges...

Global Game Jam 2012 Trailer!

Global Game Jam 2012 Trailer!

Global Game Jam 2012 Trailer from Adam Barenblat on Vimeo. Check out this awesome trailer if you haven’t already and spread this out to all those potential jammers out there :).


Interview: The Nordic Game Jam Experience

At last year’s Nordic Game Jam a team of seven made the game Cubiclysm. We managed to interview four of them them back in February to hear about their experiences while they were still fresh in their minds. Here’s the experiences of Oliver Due Billing, Kristian Hedeholm, Sebastian Jørgensen, and Nikolaj Wendt.   Tell us a bit about yourself. Who...


Interview: 8bitklubben & la belle indifference

Hi Game Jammers! This year, we are lucky to have a small concert with la belle indifference at the pre-party on the 26th January. Here is a little interview with our 8bit-friends: – What is 8bitklubben? Jacob: I started 8bit klubben. It used to be a Copenhagen hackerspace, before hackerspaces were called “hackerspaces”. 8bit klubben is now mainly a webpage and maillinglist promoting 8bit events in...

We are organizing couch surfing and hostel help for NGJ participants

We are organizing couch surfing and hostel help for NGJ participants

Note: This post was originally written for Nordic Game Jam 2012 and is no longer relevant For people who don’t have any accommodation plans: If you want us to help you find a place to stay write an email at with the following details: – your name and phone number – approximately how long you’ll be in CPH – if you are interested...

New Nordic Food

Nordic Food Challenge Deadline postponed to Sunday at 14:00!

We decided to extend the deadline for the Nordic Food Challenge, and now the deadline is the same as the NGJ12 hand-in deadline, Sunday at 14:00. The challenge stays the same: make the best game about Nordic Food and win 10 000 kr for a trip to GDC in San Francisco! Nordic Game will be cooperating with its sister program...

Manveer Heir

Pre-Interview with Keynote Speaker Manveer Heir

Manveer Heir, Senior Designer at BioWare, will be giving the keynote at Nordic Game Jam 2012. As a warm-up, we managed to get an interview with him here. Hi Manveer! Can you briefly tell us a bit about your background and how you got into design? Manveer Heir: I always wanted to work on the creative side of things, since I...

Nordic Game Jam 2012

New Group Forming Process

Many approaches to forming groups have been tried at Nordic Game Jam and similar events over the years. This year’s jam brings a new approach inspired by experiences with previous methods. The following is a summary of our current direction. A lot of tables will be arranged along a path, where each table will contain some source of inspiration. This...

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