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Magic Mike’s Poster Game

The guy you see above is Magic Mike, well known among the Danish games industry as the guy who makes amazing videogame-themed cocktails and sings a song at the end of each Nordic Game Jam before the awards ceremony. And now we have a special message from him! I have posted all the #NGJ14 posters around Aalborg University in Copenhagen...

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Yum… YUM!! What will I eat at the game jam?

As you already know, during the game jam food will be completely taken care of. But what is it that you will be getting during this weekend you ask? Well, here’s the meal plan for your pleasure! Friday 14th Sandwiches at 18:00 Saturday 15th Breakfast 9-10: Bread, cheese, jam, tea, coffee and opportunity to buy yogurt, cocoa milk… Lunch 12-13:...

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From Unity to Windows Phone 8

Mikkel Helleberg Jørgensen is 22 years old and a student in his 6th semester at Aalborg University Copenhagen. He joined the Microsoft Student Partner programme last summer (2013) with the main purpose of developing Apps for the Windows platform (Windows 8.1 primarily). He also works at Aalborg University in AAU Innovation Cph, where they work with promoting innovation and providing frameworks for building a...

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Jammin‘ With Board Games?!

Though game jams usually focus on games of the digital persuasion Nordic Game Jam seeks to  offer something more. For the last three years a board game track has run alongside the digital one, offering participants the chance to do something different, and this year it‘s still going strong. A portion of what awaits!  To facilitate the brainstorming and building...

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This year’s keynote speaker is… John Polson!

In an unprecedented move, Nordic Game Jam 2014 has sold out BEFORE we ever got to announce our keynote speaker. Which is odd, since the keynote speakers tend to attract lots of sales the days right after announcing them. But this time we’ve kept the surprise from you for long enough. So, jammers, please welcome our keynote speaker for NGJ14,...

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Talk highlight – “Make bad games” by Sos Sosowski

At 15:00 next Friday I’m convinced we’ll be witnesses to a good mix of madness and good advice. 2 years ago Sos released the first ever game through Steam Greenlight. It was McPixel. A pixilated puzzle game where you have 20 seconds to defuse a bomb in each level. He’s also the developer of  the ninja mutant flashpunk action fighter brawler Thelemite which...

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Talk: Do’s and Don’t for Disruptive Delight

The games industry is going through a golden age. Never before has there been a mass market audience hungry to play as well as the amazing tools which allow designers to realise their wildest dreams; but also never before has the competition been so difficult and discovery so elusive. Oscar Clark, Everyplay evangelist and author of Games as a Service:...

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Letter from OUYA to Nordic Game Jam

Guess what? We have a special message from one of our new sponsors this year! Here’s Bob Mills from OUYA, our Program Sponsor, with a special announcement! Hey Nordic Game Jammers! Hope you’re prepped for a productive weekend. We’re sad we can’t be there in person, but we’re supporting NGJ this year from afar, and we’re excited to see what you come up...

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3 games talks from Google Play

This year we have quite some big names with us to make Nordic Game Jam a better experience than ever. And few names are as big as Google Play, the one-stop shop for all your favorite entertainment on Android devices, from phones to tablets and computers. Not only will they be sending some people to participate at the game jam, they will...

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So close I can almost taste it!

With so many posts and announcements coming up these days related to Nordic Game Jam 2014, we thought this would be a good moment to say hi from all the team of organizers and volunteers that have been working hard during the last few months for free to ensure that all of you get the best experience during the weekend....

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