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, John Polson, with the talk “Game jams are like what? An international journey to jam“!
So, who exactly is John Polson? Well, he’s a guy who has done A LOT. He’s been working with indie games developer Dejobaan Games (especially famous for the curiously but aptly named ”AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! – A Reckless Disregard for Gravity“), he has helped create The Media Indie Exchange, he has helped developers get on IndieRoyale.com and he has worked with Mojang to exhibit the 2013 Minecon Indie Showcase.
Just that alone is an incredibly impressive list of feats, but it doesn’t end there: his current work is overseeing the most important indie games website in the world and part of the Gamasutra network: Indiegames.com. He also maintains the GDC Vault, which houses hours and hours of great talks from over 20 years of Game Developer Conferences worldwide. And on top of all that he organizes a cool alternative control exhibit at GDC called ALT.CTRL.GDC.
With a guy as active and with such a rich background as John Polson, it’s our honor to have him at Nordic Game Jam 2014 to introduce the event and inspire you all to create the awesome projects that we will be seeing in the coming days.
So everyone, get ready for an amazing Nordic Game Jam 2014 with John Polson as this year’s keynote speaker! See you really, REALLY soon!