Author Archives: Ulf Benjaminsson

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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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

Spel ska hjälpa barn och unga som mår dåligt
Nu har speldesignstudenter från Campus Gotland försökt hitta svaret på […]

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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

Spel ska hjälpa barn och unga som mår dåligt
Nu har speldesignstudenter från Campus Gotland försökt hitta svaret på […]

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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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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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GDC Vault and Safari Books Online

An early Christmas present to our students:  Uppsala University Library has just helped us extend the GDC Vault subscription throughout 2019, and vastly expand our access to Safari Tech Books Online.

Safari Book previously held only our 100 most used course books and references, and supported a measly 5 simultaneous users – which made it practically useless as a replacement for expensive course literature when an entire class needed it at the same time. From 2019 the database will be […]

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GDC Vault and Safari Books Online

An early Christmas present to our students:  Uppsala University Library has just helped us extend the GDC Vault subscription throughout 2019, and vastly expand our access to Safari Tech Books Online.

Safari Book previously held only our 100 most used course books and references, and supported a measly 5 simultaneous users – which made it practically useless as a replacement for expensive course literature when an entire class needed it at the same time. From 2019 the database will be […]

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alt.ctrl.GDC 2019

The 2019 Game Developers Conference is just months away, and today the organizers announced the 20 games that were selected to exhibit at alt.ctrl.GDC, the on-site showcase of alternative control schemes and interactions in games.
Like last year we managed to earn three of those coveted spots on the San Francisco show floor – well played and congratulations to Coal Rush, Neon Nemesis and ReLeap!

Coal Rush

Neon Nemesis

ReLeap

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alt.ctrl.GDC 2019

The 2019 Game Developers Conference is just months away, and today the organizers announced the 20 games that were selected to exhibit at alt.ctrl.GDC, the on-site showcase of alternative control schemes and interactions in games.
Like last year we managed to earn three of those coveted spots on the San Francisco show floor – well played and congratulations to Coal Rush, Neon Nemesis and ReLeap!

Coal Rush

Neon Nemesis

ReLeap

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Alumni Days 2018

Update 2018-12-21: the Alumni Day talks have been published. Enjoy!

The Alumni Days are back again! The 14-15th of December we’ll have guest lectures, portfolio reviews, coder job interviews, mentor speed dating and a party!

Speakers:

Daniel Gustafsson (MAG Interactive)

“From school to industry – real world advice from us at MAG”

Eva Sokolova (Valiant Game Studio):

It’s not cheating if you call it a workflow
A game artist’s thoughts and tips after a year in the indie space […]

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Alumni Days 2018

Update 2018-12-21: the Alumni Day talks have been published. Enjoy!

The Alumni Days are back again! The 14-15th of December we’ll have guest lectures, portfolio reviews, coder job interviews, mentor speed dating and a party!

Speakers:

Daniel Gustafsson (MAG Interactive)

“From school to industry – real world advice from us at MAG”

Eva Sokolova (Valiant Game Studio):

It’s not cheating if you call it a workflow
A game artist’s thoughts and tips after a year in the indie space […]

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Alumni Days 2018 announcement

The Alumni Days are back again! The 14-15th of December we’ll have guest lectures, portfolio reviews, coder job interviews, mentor speed dating and a party!
Speakers:

Daniel Gustafsson (MAG Interactive)

“From school to industry – real world advice from us at MAG”

Eva Sokolova (Valiant Game Studio):

TBA

Martin Greip (Eat Create Sleep):

Studio Startup Survival Kit
The rosy days of the golden indie age are gone. Do you want to start a new studio but feel lost […]

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Alumni Days 2018 announcement

The Alumni Days are back again! The 14-15th of December we’ll have guest lectures, portfolio reviews, coder job interviews, mentor speed dating and a party!
Speakers:

Daniel Gustafsson (MAG Interactive)

“From school to industry – real world advice from us at MAG”

Eva Sokolova (Valiant Game Studio):

TBA

Martin Greip (Eat Create Sleep):

Studio Startup Survival Kit
The rosy days of the golden indie age are gone. Do you want to start a new studio but feel lost […]

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Alumni Days 2018 announcement

The Alumni Days are back again! The 14-15th of December we’ll have guest lectures, portfolio reviews, coder job interviews, mentor speed dating and a party!
Speakers:

Daniel Gustafsson (MAG Interactive)

“From school to industry – real world advice from us at MAG”

Eva Sokolova (Valiant Game Studio):

It’s not cheating if you call it a workflow
A game artist’s thoughts and tips after a year in the indie space and why having the skills to create appealing art […]

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Alumni Days 2018 announcement

The Alumni Days are back again! The 14-15th of December we’ll have guest lectures, portfolio reviews, coder job interviews, mentor speed dating and a party!
Speakers:

Daniel Gustafsson (MAG Interactive)

“From school to industry – real world advice from us at MAG”

Eva Sokolova (Valiant Game Studio):

It’s not cheating if you call it a workflow
A game artist’s thoughts and tips after a year in the indie space and why having the skills to create appealing art […]

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Guest Lecture: Kali Fontecchio, on Character Design

Kali Fontecchio has designed characters and concept art for Emmy award winning Micky Mouse shorts, Lego Movie 2, SpongeBob as well as color designing for Rick and Morty.

She’ll talk about character design, concept art and the importance of color from the perspective of her career to date.
Throughout, she’ll use examples of her work to illustrate these themes, take questions and will end the afternoon with a live demonstration.
When and where: E22, Wednesday 21 Nov, 13:00-16:00
For whom: Open to […]

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Guest Lecture: Kali Fontecchio, on Character Design

Kali Fontecchio has designed characters and concept art for Emmy award winning Micky Mouse shorts, Lego Movie 2, SpongeBob as well as color designing for Rick and Morty.

She’ll talk about character design, concept art and the importance of color from the perspective of her career to date.
Throughout, she’ll use examples of her work to illustrate these themes, take questions and will end the afternoon with a live demonstration.
When and where: E22, Wednesday 21 Nov, 13:00-16:00
For whom: Open to […]

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Guest Lecture: Kali Fontecchio, on Character Design

Kali Fontecchio has designed characters and concept art for Emmy award winning Micky Mouse shorts, Lego Movie 2, SpongeBob as well as color designing for Rick and Morty.

She’ll talk about character design, concept art and the importance of color from the perspective of her career to date.
Throughout, she’ll use examples of her work to illustrate these themes, take questions and will end the afternoon with a live demonstration.
When and where: E22, Wednesday 21 Nov, 13:00-16:00
For whom: Open to […]

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Guest Lecture: Kali Fontecchio, on Character Design

Kali Fontecchio has designed characters and concept art for Emmy award winning Micky Mouse shorts, Lego Movie 2, SpongeBob as well as color designing for Rick and Morty.

She’ll talk about character design, concept art and the importance of color from the perspective of her career to date.
Throughout, she’ll use examples of her work to illustrate these themes, take questions and will end the afternoon with a live demonstration.
When and where: E22, Wednesday 21 Nov, 13:00-16:00
For whom: Open to […]

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GamezFestival 6.0 – “Post Mortem”

gameZfestival has been a 6 year event looking at the culture of game, play and gamedesign in Zürich, Switzerland. We (well, specifically Adam and Ulf) met Tabea Iseli – one of the event producers – at the Nordic Game Conference earlier this year, and were fortunate enough to bully convince her to extend us an invite to speak at the very last edition!
The event was hosted by the Department of Design at Zurich University of the Arts, […]

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GamezFestival 6.0 – “Post Mortem”

gameZfestival has been a 6 year event looking at the culture of game, play and gamedesign in Zürich, Switzerland. We (well, specifically Adam and Ulf) met Tabea Iseli – one of the event producers – at the Nordic Game Conference earlier this year, and were fortunate enough to bully convince her to extend us an invite to speak at the very last edition!
The event was hosted by the Department of Design at Zurich University of the Arts, […]

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Symbio @ Creative Gaming Award 2018


Symbio just returned from Hamburg and the PLAY18 Creative Gaming Award 2018. They brought home both the “Most Innovative Newcomer Award” and “the Audience Award“!



See all the other nominees and winners on the PLAY18 website. If you’re curious to try Symbio you only need to get yourself to Gotland – the game is on exhibition at the Almedalen Library until June!

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Symbio @ Creative Gaming Award 2018


Symbio just returned from Hamburg and the PLAY18 Creative Gaming Award 2018. They brought home both the “Most Innovative Newcomer Award” and “the Audience Award“!



See all the other nominees and winners on the PLAY18 website. If you’re curious to try Symbio you only need to get yourself to Gotland – the game is on exhibition at the Almedalen Library until June!

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