What yesterday’s EU court ruling means for the games industry

From GamesIndustry.biz:

“Yesterday the ECJ ruled that employers in Europe must set up a system to track the daily working hours of their staff. The decision is an effort to crack down on unrecorded overtime and properly enforce the EU Working Time Directive, which restricts employers from making staff work more than 48 hours a week, and grants at least 11 consecutive hours of rest every 24 hours.”
Haydn Taylor, GamesIndustry.biz
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What yesterday’s EU court ruling means for the games industry

From GamesIndustry.biz:

“Yesterday the ECJ ruled that employers in Europe must set up a system to track the daily working hours of their staff. The decision is an effort to crack down on unrecorded overtime and properly enforce the EU Working Time Directive, which restricts employers from making staff work more than 48 hours a week, and grants at least 11 consecutive hours of rest every 24 hours.”
Haydn Taylor, GamesIndustry.biz
With the seemingly unending problem […]

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Join the Educators Summit (7-8th of June)

Educators: the Gotland Game Conference Educators Summit is back and it wants your voice. If you’re an established education with a set of veteran teachers, or a new education wondering where to focus your attention, there is something for you here.
For the past two years the Educators Summit has created a space to discuss the subjects that gather under the banner of game education. We have looked at teaching, research, outreach to industry and how to form a […]

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Join the Educators Summit (7-8th of June)

Educators: the Gotland Game Conference Educators Summit is back and it wants your voice. If you’re an established education with a set of veteran teachers, or a new education wondering where to focus your attention, there is something for you here.
For the past two years the Educators Summit has created a space to discuss the subjects that gather under the banner of game education. We have looked at teaching, research, outreach to industry and how to form a […]

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Kate Edwards: “Be open-minded and explore the possibilities of your talents”

Kate Edwards

In celebration of the international Womens’s Day, PocketGamer ran an interview with Kate Edwards. In it she talks about her experiences from a 26-year career in games (including founding Geogrify, and being the executive director for IGDA).
She talks about what she’s currently up to, traveling the world consulting for game studios and industry advocacy, and offers a ton of advice for aspiring game developers looking to break in.
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Kate Edwards: “Be open-minded and explore the possibilities of your talents”

Kate Edwards

In celebration of the international Womens’s Day, PocketGamer ran an interview with Kate Edwards. In it she talks about her experiences from a 26-year career in games (including founding Geogrify, and being the executive director for IGDA).
She talks about what she’s currently up to, traveling the world consulting for game studios and industry advocacy, and offers a ton of advice for aspiring game developers looking to break in.
Click through to read […]

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Win tickets to Visby and the GGC!

The Department of Game Design will be exhibiting at the Swedish Game Industry Career Fair on Wednesday the 3rd of March, at DICE in Stockholm.
We’re going to hand out a few tickets for the Gotland Game Conference (including ferry tickets to Gotland). All you need to do is visit our booth and pick up the secret password, and use it to fill out the form at the bottom of this post.

A GAME-student showing off […]

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Win tickets to Visby and the GGC!

The Department of Game Design will be exhibiting at the Swedish Game Industry Career Fair on Wednesday the 3rd of March, at DICE in Stockholm.
We’re going to hand out a few tickets for the Gotland Game Conference (including ferry tickets to Gotland). All you need to do is visit our booth and pick up the secret password, and use it to fill out the form at the bottom of this post.

A GAME-student showing off […]

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Apply for the Games Research Summer School!

At last years game educator’s summit there was a desire to set up a Research Summer School. The idea was for a roaming event, highlighting and strengthening games research. Together with our colleagues at Högskolan i Skövde and Södertörns Högskola we are happy to announce that applications are now open for the first Research Summer School in Skövde this August!

The three day summer school is open to PhD- and graduate students who are working in areas […]

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Apply for the Games Research Summer School!

At last years game educator’s summit there was a desire to set up a Research Summer School. The idea was for a roaming event, highlighting and strengthening games research. Together with our colleagues at Högskolan i Skövde and Södertörns Högskola we are happy to announce that applications are now open for the first Research Summer School in Skövde this August!

The three day summer school is open to PhD- and graduate students who are working in areas […]

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Launching the 2019 website!


http://gotlandgameconference.com/2019/ is now live! Switch out your bookmarks and feed settings, and join us on Gotland in June!

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Launching the 2019 website!


http://gotlandgameconference.com/2019/ is now live! Switch out your bookmarks and feed settings, and join us on Gotland in June!

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Meet us in Stockholm on the 5th of March!

The Swedish Game Industry is hosting a Career Fair (aka: Arbetsmarknadsdag) in Stockholm next month and we are, naturally, going to be there too.

Photo from last years’ career fair

The event is free to attend and aimed at people who are considering going into games – whether it’s a mid-life career change or looking for higher education. Ergo: it is an excellent opportunity to meet a ton of game studios and whole lot of game educations […]

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Meet us in Stockholm on the 5th of March!

The Swedish Game Industry is hosting a Career Fair (aka: Arbetsmarknadsdag) in Stockholm next month and we are, naturally, going to be there too.

Photo from last years’ career fair

The event is free to attend and aimed at people who are considering going into games – whether it’s a mid-life career change or looking for higher education. Ergo: it is an excellent opportunity to meet a ton of game studios and whole lot of game educations […]

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New recruits!

With 7 days left on the international application deadline to our Master programme we’ve got some great news to share! Professor Doris C. Rusch and Mischa Hießböck (DePaul University) are moving to the island and joining the department full-time, in June!
Doris spoke at the Gotland Game Conference 2017! Watch the talk here.
Mischa hails from a series of Austrian studios such as Game Gestalt, Sproing and Ferrytells, while Doris founded […]

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New recruits!

With 7 days left on the international application deadline to our Master programme we’ve got some great news to share! Professor Doris C. Rusch and Mischa Hießböck (DePaul University) are moving to the island and joining the department full-time, in June!
Doris spoke at the Gotland Game Conference 2017! Watch the talk here.
Mischa hails from a series of Austrian studios such as Game Gestalt, Sproing and Ferrytells, while Doris founded […]

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Apply for the jury!

So your crowdfunding missed its target, your company can’t send you, or you want to scout talent before anyone else gets the chance. Whatever the reason, you may earn yourself a free Conference Pass and front row seats to meet our students by serving on the GGC Jury!
The jury arrive a day early (4/6) to attend student presentations (2-4 hours, with breaks) and then play their games on the show floor and provide thoughtful and constructive feedback throughout the […]

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Apply for the jury!

So your crowdfunding missed its target, your company can’t send you, or you want to scout talent before anyone else gets the chance. Whatever the reason, you may earn yourself a free Conference Pass and front row seats to meet our students by serving on the GGC Jury!
The jury arrive a day early (4/6) to attend student presentations (2-4 hours, with breaks) and then play their games on the show floor and provide thoughtful and constructive feedback throughout the […]

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A new fresh look!

As of December 2018 this page has received a fresh new look.
The layout has been changed to allow for better categorization of pages and a new “Previous Projects” page has been added to allow for better archiving of previous projects and to act as a sort of portfolio.
As of right now it is uncertain whether new posts will be made since I am unsure what to post about, but this may change in the future.

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Program: Programming

A new fresh look!

As of December 2018 this page has received a fresh new look.
The layout has been changed to allow for better categorization of pages and a new “Previous Projects” page has been added to allow for better archiving of previous projects and to act as a sort of portfolio.
As of right now it is uncertain whether new posts will be made since I am unsure what to post about, but this may change in the future.

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Program: Programming

Games for Youth Health (student presentations at Region Gotland)

Today the students in our course “Product Development for Games” had a public presentation of the work they have done in cooperation with Child-and student health at Region Gotland.

Nyttiga spel utvecklas av Campus Gotland – P4 Gotland
Ofta uppmärksammas de negativa effekterna av spelande exempelvis stillasittande och konflikter om skärmtid. Men nu har studenter tagit fram spelförslag …
https://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=94&artikel=7116862

The students have worked with external organisations and individual citizens to develop four game designs that could contribute to the […]

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Games for Youth Health (student presentations at Region Gotland)

Today the students in our course “Product Development for Games” had a public presentation of the work they have done in cooperation with Child-and student health at Region Gotland.

Nyttiga spel utvecklas av Campus Gotland – P4 Gotland
Ofta uppmärksammas de negativa effekterna av spelande exempelvis stillasittande och konflikter om skärmtid. Men nu har studenter tagit fram spelförslag …
https://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=94&artikel=7116862

The students have worked with external organisations and individual citizens to develop four game designs that could contribute to the […]

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