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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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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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Master Programme in Game Design

Ever considered advanced studies? We now have an honest-to-god Masters programme in game design on Campus Gotland! It’s 2 years and meets the entry requirements for PhD studies in human-computer interaction and neighboring subjects, both in Sweden and internationally.
The Master Programme in Game Design provides you with the knowledge and skills required for advanced work in the game industry as well preparing you for continuing an academic career in the area of game design.

To be eligible you need […]

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Master Programme in Game Design

Ever considered advanced studies? We now have an honest-to-god Masters programme in game design on Campus Gotland! It’s 2 years and meets the entry requirements for PhD studies in human-computer interaction and neighboring subjects, both in Sweden and internationally.
The Master Programme in Game Design provides you with the knowledge and skills required for advanced work in the game industry as well preparing you for continuing an academic career in the area of game design.

To be eligible you need […]

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Master Programme in Game Design

Ever considered advanced studies? We now have an honest-to-god Masters programme in game design on Campus Gotland! It’s 2 years and meets the entry requirements for PhD studies in human-computer interaction and neighboring subjects, both in Sweden and internationally.
The Master Programme in Game Design provides you with the knowledge and skills required for advanced work in the game industry as well preparing you for continuing an academic career in the area of game design.

To be eligible you need […]

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Master Programme in Game Design

Ever considered advanced studies? We now have an honest-to-god Masters programme in game design on Campus Gotland! It’s 2 years and meets the entry requirements for PhD studies in human-computer interaction and neighboring subjects, both in Sweden and internationally.
The Master Programme in Game Design provides you with the knowledge and skills required for advanced work in the game industry as well preparing you for continuing an academic career in the area of game design.

To be eligible you need […]

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Game Camp Visby

Science Park Gotland – our local incubator – has helped run Game Camps around the baltic. Game Camps is a recurrent event for individuals and businesses that are working with game development, or wish to do so. Science Park Gotland – our local incubator – has helped produce and run these events around the Baltic and the final installment took place in Visby this weekend!

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Game Camp Visby

Science Park Gotland – our local incubator – has helped run Game Camps around the baltic. Game Camps is a recurrent event for individuals and businesses that are working with game development, or wish to do so. Science Park Gotland – our local incubator – has helped produce and run these events around the Baltic and the final installment took place in Visby this weekend!

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My First Jam 2018

~7 hours of development time. 85 students participating. 17 teams, 17 games delivered – that is an astounding success rate! 30 individually wrapped prices, 45 pizzas, 6 cartons of soda, 4-5kg of sweets (for much-needed energy throughout the day), 4 silo-sized thermoses of coffee and one rented minivan to taxi non-Visby students home after the awards.




















Tons and […]

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My First Jam 2018

~7 hours of development time. 85 students participating. 17 teams, 17 games delivered – that is an astounding success rate! 30 individually wrapped prices, 45 pizzas, 6 cartons of soda, 4-5kg of sweets (for much-needed energy throughout the day), 4 silo-sized thermoses of coffee and one rented minivan to taxi non-Visby students home after the awards.




















Tons and […]

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My First Jam 2018

~7 hours of development time. 85 students participating. 17 teams, 17 games delivered – that is an astounding success rate! 30 individually wrapped prices, 45 pizzas, 6 cartons of soda, 4-5kg of sweets (for much-needed energy throughout the day), 4 silo-sized thermoses of coffee and one rented minivan to taxi non-Visby students home after the awards.




















Tons and […]

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My First Jam 2018

~7 hours of development time. 85 students participating. 17 teams, 17 games delivered – that is an astounding success rate! 30 individually wrapped prices, 45 pizzas, 6 cartons of soda, 4-5kg of sweets (for much-needed energy throughout the day), 4 silo-sized thermoses of coffee and one rented minivan to taxi non-Visby students home after the awards.




















Tons and […]

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Educating social workers on problem gaming

Patrick Prax was invited by Region Gotland to educate our local social workers and medical providers about problematic gaming, youth and “addiction”.

(The video is currently being re-uploaded. Sorry for the technical snafus)
The talk was in Swedish but Patrick recommends the book “What’s the Problem in Problem Gaming”. It is an anthology which provides a number of perspectives on the issue, such as players’ life conditions and lifestyle choices, problem gaming from a family perspective, the voices […]

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Educating social workers on problem gaming

Patrick Prax was invited by Region Gotland to educate our local social workers and medical providers about problematic gaming, youth and “addiction”.

(The video is currently being re-uploaded. Sorry for the technical snafus)
The talk was in Swedish but Patrick recommends the book “What’s the Problem in Problem Gaming”. It is an anthology which provides a number of perspectives on the issue, such as players’ life conditions and lifestyle choices, problem gaming from a family perspective, the voices […]

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Educating social workers on problem gaming

Patrick Prax was invited by Region Gotland to educate our local social workers and medical providers about problematic gaming, youth and “addiction”.

(the lecture was in Swedish – you can help us add subtitles on Youtube!)
The talk was in Swedish but Patrick recommends the book “What’s the Problem in Problem Gaming”. It is an anthology which provides a number of perspectives on the issue, such as players’ life conditions and lifestyle choices, problem gaming from a […]

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Educating social workers on problem gaming

Patrick Prax was invited by Region Gotland to educate our local social workers and medical providers about problematic gaming, youth and “addiction”.

(the lecture was in Swedish – you can help us add subtitles on Youtube!)
The talk was in Swedish but Patrick recommends the book “What’s the Problem in Problem Gaming”. It is an anthology which provides a number of perspectives on the issue, such as players’ life conditions and lifestyle choices, problem gaming from a […]

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Prof. Bartle back on the island!

We’re continuing the expansion of our research wing at the Department of Game Design, and we are happy to announce that Prof. Richard Bartle is joining our team on Gotland as a guest professor!
We welcome professor Richard Bartle – Honorary Professor at University of Essex and Guest Researcher at the Department of Game Design at Uppsala University!
Professor Bartle co-wrote the first virtual world (MUD, in 1978), making him a pioneer within the massively multiplayer online game industry, […]

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Prof. Bartle back on the island!

We’re continuing the expansion of our research wing at the Department of Game Design, and we are happy to announce that Prof. Richard Bartle is joining our team on Gotland as a guest professor!
We welcome professor Richard Bartle – Honorary Professor at University of Essex and Guest Researcher at the Department of Game Design at Uppsala University!
Professor Bartle co-wrote the first virtual world (MUD, in 1978), making him a pioneer within the massively multiplayer online game industry, […]

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Prof. Bartle back on the island!

We’re continuing the expansion of our research wing at the Department of Game Design, and we are happy to announce that Prof. Richard Bartle is joining our team on Gotland as a guest professor!
We welcome professor Richard Bartle – Honorary Professor at University of Essex and Guest Researcher at the Department of Game Design at Uppsala University!
Professor Bartle co-wrote the first virtual world (MUD, in 1978), making him a pioneer within the massively multiplayer online game […]

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Prof. Bartle back on the island!

We’re continuing the expansion of our research wing at the Department of Game Design, and we are happy to announce that Prof. Richard Bartle is joining our team on Gotland as a guest professor!
We welcome professor Richard Bartle – Honorary Professor at University of Essex and Guest Researcher at the Department of Game Design at Uppsala University!
Professor Bartle co-wrote the first virtual world (MUD, in 1978), making him a pioneer within the massively multiplayer online game […]

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