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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
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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 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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Report from 2018

If you’re wondering what to expect from the Gotland Game Conference 2019, here’s a quick look at last years’ event.
In 2018 more than 800 people turned up to play games, listen to talks and network with game developers. The show floor had more than 35 games available for play – all made by game design students right here on Gotland, and recognized world-wide!

Twined at the 2018 Gotland Game Conference

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Report from 2018

If you’re wondering what to expect from the Gotland Game Conference 2019, here’s a quick look at last years’ event.
In 2018 more than 800 people turned up to play games, listen to talks and network with game developers. The show floor had more than 35 games available for play – all made by game design students right here on Gotland, and recognized world-wide!

Twined at the 2018 Gotland Game Conference

December 17, 2018 / Comments Off on Report from 2018

Date is set: June 5-6th

The dates for next years’ Gotland Game Conference has been set!

5-6th of June for the public
4-6th for jury and students
4-8th for faculty and other educators.

So…

Join the Facebook event for updates!
… and get your tickets from ti.to as always.
Add the program to your calendar
Want to volunteer for the Jury? Read the rules and apply here.

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Date is set: June 5-6th

The dates for next years’ Gotland Game Conference has been set!

5-6th of June for the public
4-6th for jury and students
4-8th for faculty and other educators.

So…

Join the Facebook event for updates!
… and get your tickets from ti.to as always.
Add the program to your calendar
Want to volunteer for the Jury? Read the rules and apply here.

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