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Want to be a core organizer for #NGJ15?

New year, new edition of Nordic Game Jam. And it’s time to make a call to all of you who want to be part of organizing the event for 2015! This time we are having an online sign-up form where those interested can apply for specific core roles in the organization, and then the board of IGDA Denmark, our parent...

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Remember the Polish invasion at #NGJ14? Now it’s time to strike back!

Back in February, our friends from Poland took a bus together to Nordic Game Jam 2014, made a lot of noise and created several of the games that made it to the finals and won awards. Now they invite you and every other NGJ participant to take part in their Polish Game Developers Conference that will take place on October 25-26 2014, with a special offer exclusively...

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#NGJ14 is over! Long live #NGJ14!

What a crazy weekend this has been! We’ve had so many things going on that just looking back at it makes you wonder how was it possible for so much to happen in so little time. We really hope you have all enjoyed participating in Nordic Game Jam 2014 as much as we have enjoyed organizing it! But let’s get back to...

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The Board Games category deadline

Here’s a very important announcement for the Board Games category. Since the board games presentations always take that little extra bit of time to showcase, the deadline for this category will be one hour earlier than everybody else. That means that on Sunday afternoon, at 13.00, you will need to put down all your cards, carboard, board pieces, dice, scissors, stickers,...

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Make your game look cooler with a logo

Meet Alex and Kremena. They live at the Info Desk. They make cool logos! And we all know how much of a difference presentation can make on a game. But it’s a game jam after all, and that means there’s little time to make things look as good as you would like to. That’s where Alex and Kremena come in!...

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Your Unity Pro license is ready!

Once again Unity, the world’s fastest growing 3D multi-platform game engine, is sponsoring Nordic Game Jam. Which, of course, means that all of you jammers have access to the Pro version of the engine, a package worth over 1000 €. Many of you have been patiently awaiting for the Unity Pro license, and now your wish is our command! Please...

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Come and play with anyone with Google Play’s Special Award!

First of all, let’s address the big elephant in the room: YES! It’s true! Up to the first 500 Nordic Game Jam participants are getting a Nexus 7 tablet courtesy of our Gold Sponsor for #NGJ14, Google Play! Those of you around, you already know what you have to do: starting at 23:00 you will be able to stop by...

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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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