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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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EUCROMA sends all their students to Nordic Game Jam

Every year Nordic Game Jam receives lots of students from many schools in the Nordic region (and beyond!) But this year Nordic Game Jam will be receiving the staggering amount of 66 students from EUCROMA – The European Cross Media Academy in Copenhagen, effectively becoming our first ever educational sponsor. The EUCROMA students come from all over Europe, from universities in...

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NGJ’14 PRE-PARTY

As per tradition there’s a kick ass kick off pre-party on Thursday, February 13th, the day right before Nordic Game Jam. Once again Copenhagen Game Collective has been planning the best possible night with a line-up consisting of Snorkelitzor (SE) and Kozilek (FI) with their own awesome music. And to back that up there will be glitchy visuals by Sidek1ck (DK) and sick HD VJ’ing...

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Why hard core mobile games just might work

Do you have a smartphone at hand? Then unlock it for a second. Come on, take a look at it! Now tell me: how many of the games you have installed feature cutesy graphics or social experiences that cater to everyone? We wouldn’t be surprised if the majority of your games fit that description. Don’t worry, we won’t judge you...

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