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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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NGJ 2014 Sold out – Waiting list is here

Our predictions were correct and we have now officially sold out of NGJ tickets! This is on one side great news because it means we have now reached the astonishing number of 500 participants making Nordic Game Jam once again the biggest game jam in the world! But at the same time this is sad news because we hear many...

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Everyplay to rock the party and a few words from Oscar Clark

  At Nordic Game Jam we are proud to have Everyplay as one of this year’s new Party Sponsors. Everyplay is a mobile gaming network that enables players to finally share meaningful content from games: their game replays. Everyplay delivers word of mouth discovery with user-generated videos, powers social sharing and connectivity for players, and enables developers to build more social and...

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Lazer Cutting and 3D Printing!

This could easily have been the title of a William Gibson book… But it’s not. It’s the announcement of #NGJ14 becoming even more super awesome: We have acquired some talented people with some high-tech equipment! At this year’s Nordic Game Jam there will be a a laser cutter and 3D printer available for whatever crazy NGJ related cutting and printing you guys...

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New “Music Hacking track” announced!

This year Nordic Game Jam wants to put more focus on Music and Audio so we are organizing the first Music Hacking track here at Nordic Game Jam. Team up with programmers, designers, artists, and musicians to design and prototype new concepts within music. You can play with games, software, hardware, mobile, web, instruments, cardboard, or whatever – everything is...

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Show us what you’re working on!

Hi everybody! On the first day of Nordic Game Jam, you’ll be talking a lot about games. One thing about games is that you often must play them, to understand them. We decided to support this a little better this year. Presenting… PLAYDATE @ NGJ! PLAYDATE is a designated expo area, right outside the main auditorium, where you are free...

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Sell outs!?

So Nordic Game Jam is actually going to be sold out soon. With less than 65 tickets left it’s bound to happen within the next week or so. Get swipping and hurry up to buy a ticket if you want to participate in the world’s biggest game jam! Yeah you heard us, when we’re sold out we will once again...

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SUPERHOT talk: After the jam – Taking your Unity project further

You’ve come to Nordic Game Jam. You spent 48 hours making a game and you’re really proud of that little baby of yours. Now you want to make it better… but how? SUPERHOT is a great example of what to do afterwards. The FPS game, where time moves only when you move, got a lot of media interest when it...

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The strangest name for a talk you’ve ever seen, by Nicklas Nygren

No, the title you see above is not the actual name of the talk. It would be strange if it was, but the real name of the talk is even more strange. And it is quite fitting actually, considering that Nicklas Nygren, the developer behind Knytt Underground, Nightsky and Saira among many others, is quite a strange character. He’ll probably...

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