We at Devdog are thrilled for the third year running to be partnered with Nordic Game Jam in this year's #UnityChristmas calendar event. Below are some exciting details and updates for the 2019 jam written by NGJ communication director Mathias Boldsen.
So what is Nordic Game Jam? First and foremost, it is a 48-hour game jam, but it is actually much more than that!
It is also an opportunity to make 500+ new game friends. An awesome pre-party where you get to meet said new friends and have fun. Two days of conference talks, which includes renowned speakers from the game industry - giving talks about the business of game making and setting up a studio, and presentations and workshops about the nuts and bolts of game making.
"This year, we are going royal! That means we will be hosting Nordic Game Jam at the Royal Danish Academy of Architecture and Fine arts (KADK).", Mathias says, and continues:
"We are also upgrading the normal Nordic Game Jam format to include an open showcase, at the end of the jam, where everybody gets to play each others games and vote on who should go to the final presentations.
We are also looking into creating more spaces during the jam, where jammers can get ideas and be inspired - such as a knowledge room where small workshops can be made to inspire the game making process."
NGJ is a festival that represents the image of the game industry that we wish for, rather than the current state of the industry. The goal is to bring developers, artists, designers and thinkers together to learn, work and play together in an environment that is welcoming and valuable to everyone. NGJ strives to be as inclusive, diverse, professional, experimental, playful and sustainable as possible. It dares to reach beyond what is expected and point a path forward, so that we can all keep evolving as creators.
"In this spirit, we are very happy to be a part of the Devdog #UnityChristmas giveaway calendar, and support this awesome initiative. We want to give three lucky people the chance to participate in Nordic Game Jam. It is the season of giving after all.", Mathias says.
Happy Holidays, and we hope to see you at Nordic Game Jam nest year.
This year's Jam is from April 25 - 28, 2019. Tickets are available at www.nordicgamejam.com
-We look forward to jam with you!
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