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Help us create a “Woke award”


The Gotland Game Conference is looking over its award categories this year. There will be many changes, but one of higher priority than most is the addition of a… “diversity award”, for lack of a better term.
We work hard in the education and with the conference to engage thoughtfully with issues like representation, gender, intersectionality and the perspectives and lived experiences of the non-[white […]

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Help us create a “Woke award”


The Gotland Game Conference is looking over its award categories this year. There will be many changes, but one of higher priority than most is the addition of a… “diversity award”, for lack of a better term.
We work hard in the education and with the conference to engage thoughtfully with issues like representation, gender, intersectionality and the perspectives and lived experiences of the non-[white […]

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Niklas Nylund, on Finnish gaming through the centuries


Niklas Nylund is a museum researcher working for the Finnish Museum of Games in Tampere, Finland. He is also working on a PhD at the Game Research Lab at the University of Tampere. He’s visiting us at the end of the month, and we’re taking the opportunity to have him share his deep knowledge and passion for the native gaming scene of our Scandinavian sister country!
Room: F20
Time: Tue 27/2, 16:00
Title: Finnish gaming from the 19th […]

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Niklas Nylund, on Finnish gaming through the centuries


Niklas Nylund is a museum researcher working for the Finnish Museum of Games in Tampere, Finland. He is also working on a PhD at the Game Research Lab at the University of Tampere. He’s visiting us at the end of the month, and we’re taking the opportunity to have him share his deep knowledge and passion for the native gaming scene of our Scandinavian sister country!
Room: F20
Time: Tue 27/2, 16:00
Title: Finnish gaming from the 19th […]

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More games to San Francisco!

The 2018 Game Developer’s Conference will once again feature the alt.ctrl.GDC exhibition – an area at the GDC dedicated to games that use alternative control schemes and interactions. Last year our students snagged two nominations. This time we’re going to have to ship three of these builds across the Atlantic.
Gamasutra has the complete lineup of games from all around the world, and have also begun interviewing each team.
If you are at the […]

February 13, 2018 / Comments Off on More games to San Francisco!

More games to San Francisco!

The 2018 Game Developer’s Conference will once again feature the alt.ctrl.GDC exhibition – an area at the GDC dedicated to games that use alternative control schemes and interactions. Last year our students snagged two nominations. This time we’re going to have to ship three of these builds across the Atlantic.
Gamasutra has the complete lineup of games from all around the world, and have also begun interviewing each team.
If you are at the […]

February 13, 2018 / Comments Off on More games to San Francisco!

Bull-Dog

Bull-Dog is a two player game made in Unity, comical cat and mouse style played in an arena environment resembling a farm pasture.


One player uses a helmet with horns and a Wii-remote gyroscope on it to control the bull character by tilting their head in different directions. The other player controls the dog character using a cycle handlebar with a Wii-remote attached to its center for the gyroscope as well. To win the game the bull […]

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Bull-Dog

Bull-Dog is a two player game made in Unity, comical cat and mouse style played in an arena environment resembling a farm pasture.


One player uses a helmet with horns and a Wii-remote gyroscope on it to control the bull character by tilting their head in different directions. The other player controls the dog character using a cycle handlebar with a Wii-remote attached to its center for the gyroscope as well. To win the game the bull […]

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Speaking at TEDxUppsalaUniversity

… well, spoke rather, as TEDx Uppsala University took place a few months back. But the recordings were just made available so here goes!

Our own Patrick Prax ventured off island back in November to give a talk about co-creation in gaming – how players literally help build the games they play. In it he situates play and modding as important and deeply social forms of cultural participation. The talk highlights often-neglected parts of gaming (such as; community-driven […]

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Speaking at TEDxUppsalaUniversity

… well, spoke rather, as TEDx Uppsala University took place a few months back. But the recordings were just made available so here goes!

Our own Patrick Prax ventured off island back in November to give a talk about co-creation in gaming – how players literally help build the games they play. In it he situates play and modding as important and deeply social forms of cultural participation. The talk highlights often-neglected parts of gaming (such as; community-driven […]

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Photos from the Alumni Days 2017

The recorded lectures are made available on our YouTube-channel!
X-Mas Dinosaur knew what was up!
Our new Head of Department Magnus Johansson and his spruce mustache opened the event.
Eat Create Sleep’s Martin Greip gave the first presentation; an intimate talk about mental health and the risks of building your personal identity on the work that you do. It’s about the myths of creativity, about self-care in the creative industries, and about maturing professionally.“Suffering isn’t […]

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Photos from the Alumni Days 2017

The recorded lectures are made available on our YouTube-channel!
X-Mas Dinosaur knew what was up!
Our new Head of Department Magnus Johansson and his spruce mustache opened the event.
Eat Create Sleep’s Martin Greip gave the first presentation; an intimate talk about mental health and the risks of building your personal identity on the work that you do. It’s about the myths of creativity, about self-care in the creative industries, and about maturing professionally.“Suffering isn’t […]

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Alumni Days 2017

These are the Alumni Days for the Department of Game Design. Our amazing former students returns for three days at the end of every year, to share their experiences and insights.
You are welcome to drop in to any talk – we are in the Almedalen Library. Full program available here:
Alumni Days 2017 program

EDIT: (most) presentations are now available on our YouTube-channel!
Have you studied here? Join the Uppsala University Alumn Network. Also consider joining the Facebook

December 04, 2017 / Comments Off on Alumni Days 2017

Alumni Days 2017

These are the Alumni Days for the Department of Game Design. Our amazing former students returns for three days at the end of every year, to share their experiences and insights.
You are welcome to drop in to any talk – we are in the Almedalen Library. Full program available here:
Alumni Days 2017 program

EDIT: (most) presentations are now available on our YouTube-channel!
Have you studied here? Join the Uppsala University Alumn Network. Also consider joining the Facebook

December 04, 2017 / Comments Off on Alumni Days 2017

Recordings are online!

Bonnie Ruberg, speaking at the Gotland Game Conference 2017
All* the presentations and the Award Ceremony are finally available on our YouTube-channel. Even better – if you prefer reading you can click through these links to find a) a description and the video for each talk and b) our live twitter coverage of each talk. Highly recommended!

Platform Pressures and Perils by Chris Franklin
From Porn to Love: Games’ Growing Up! by Doris C. Rusch

June 28, 2017 / Comments Off on Recordings are online!

Recordings are online!

Bonnie Ruberg, speaking at the Gotland Game Conference 2017
All* the presentations and the Award Ceremony are finally available on our YouTube-channel. Even better – if you prefer reading you can click through these links to find a) a description and the video for each talk and b) our live twitter coverage of each talk. Highly recommended!

Platform Pressures and Perils by Chris Franklin
From Porn to Love: Games’ Growing Up! by Doris C. Rusch

June 28, 2017 / Comments Off on Recordings are online!

GGC 2017, Day 2


The second day of the Gotland Game Conference is split in two; with the first part being another day of games and insightful lectures, and the second part being the epic award ceremony and party in the evening. To avoid completely swamping this post, we’re putting only a few photos here and sharing the full set on Facebook. There’s also a lot of activity on the Instagram tag – #GGConf2017.
Recordings of all the talks will […]

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GGC 2017, Day 2


The second day of the Gotland Game Conference is split in two; with the first part being another day of games and insightful lectures, and the second part being the epic award ceremony and party in the evening. To avoid completely swamping this post, we’re putting only a few photos here and sharing the full set on Facebook. There’s also a lot of activity on the Instagram tag – #GGConf2017.
Recordings of all the talks will […]

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GGC 2017, Day 1


Just a brief update with few pics from the first day of #GGConf2017! It’s been such a blast!
Join us again tomorrow, Tuesday, for:
09:00 – Human Rights in Virtual Worlds
10:00 – Designing games as an expression of grief
11:00 – followed by three hours of games on the show floor (11:00-14:00)!
14:00 – After the final talk by Bonnie Ruberg (14-15) there are just a two more hours to try the games before the show floor is shut down for […]

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GGC 2017, Day 1


Just a brief update with few pics from the first day of #GGConf2017! It’s been such a blast!
Join us again tomorrow, Tuesday, for:
09:00 – Human Rights in Virtual Worlds
10:00 – Designing games as an expression of grief
11:00 – followed by three hours of games on the show floor (11:00-14:00)!
14:00 – After the final talk by Bonnie Ruberg (14-15) there are just a two more hours to try the games before the show floor is shut down for […]

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Errant Signal, live at the GGC!

YouTube, as a maturing platform, has given us some amazing things! We have channels exploring games culture and social politics, cultural reflection by way of car reviews, games industry consumer rights, sexplanations – all kinds of wonderful, insightful and important content, and we are massive fans of the medium!
A couple of years back we had Super Bunnyhop over to lend his heavy research and journalistic style to the conference. This year […]

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Errant Signal, live at the GGC!

YouTube, as a maturing platform, has given us some amazing things! We have channels exploring games culture and social politics, cultural reflection by way of car reviews, games industry consumer rights, sexplanations – all kinds of wonderful, insightful and important content, and we are massive fans of the medium!
A couple of years back we had Super Bunnyhop over to lend his heavy research and journalistic style to the conference. This year […]

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