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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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More GAME students on the Switch!

Defunct was originally developed as a student project back in 2014 and has been available on Steam since 2016.
Today this team of former students are joining Niklas Hallin and his “Yono and the Celestial Elephants” with a release on the Nintendo Switch!

Well played and congrats Robert Graff, Jonatan Keil, David Forssell, Mikael Karlsson, Simon Öqvist, Petter Vernersson, Anders Hedström!

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More GAME students on the Switch!

Defunct was originally developed as a student project back in 2014 and has been available on Steam since 2016.
Today this team of former students are joining Niklas Hallin and his “Yono and the Celestial Elephants” with a release on the Nintendo Switch!

Well played and congrats Robert Graff, Jonatan Keil, David Forssell, Mikael Karlsson, Simon Öqvist, Petter Vernersson, Anders Hedström!

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The Pioneers 2018: celebrating the schools that do things differently

“Creative education is vital. But creative education is, in places, broken.”, WeTransfer says. In order to support new, better, types of programs they teamed up with Lecture in Progress and developed The Pioneers listhighlighting schools around the world who deserve credit for doing things differently. They recently visited us on the island and spoke with our Director of Studies, Jakob Berglund-Rogert which led to this great write-up on how we approach game design […]

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The Pioneers 2018: celebrating the schools that do things differently

“Creative education is vital. But creative education is, in places, broken.”, WeTransfer says. In order to support new, better, types of programs they teamed up with Lecture in Progress and developed The Pioneers listhighlighting schools around the world who deserve credit for doing things differently. They recently visited us on the island and spoke with our Director of Studies, Jakob Berglund-Rogert which led to this great write-up on how we approach game design […]

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Front page news!

Not only are we in the local newspaper – we are on the front page of the local newspaper. Pick up a copy of Gotland Allehanda and read all about the conference and our game educations.
There are now 502 attendees registered. Get your own visitors ticket (pay what you want), and come play our games 5-6th of June, at Wisby Strand.
“Sharks and friend support in the student games”, Gotlands Allehanda 2018-05-31

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Front page news!

Not only are we in the local newspaper – we are on the front page of the local newspaper. Pick up a copy of Gotland Allehanda and read all about the conference and our game educations.
There are now 502 attendees registered. Get your own visitors ticket (pay what you want), and come play our games 5-6th of June, at Wisby Strand.
“Sharks and friend support in the student games”, Gotlands Allehanda 2018-05-31

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Our students were on TV!

… and on the radio, and in the local papers.
As much as GGC is the university’s conference, it’s also the island’s. Every year we throw our doors open to the people of Gotland so they can see what we get up to. And, as part of this, we invite the local media to come and talk to our students.
We were graced with 3 reporters, and coverage of the conference and our, frankly, brilliant students.
We’re 7 days […]

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Our students were on TV!

… and on the radio, and in the local papers.
As much as GGC is the university’s conference, it’s also the island’s. Every year we throw our doors open to the people of Gotland so they can see what we get up to. And, as part of this, we invite the local media to come and talk to our students.
We were graced with 3 reporters, and coverage of the conference and our, frankly, brilliant students.
We’re 7 days […]

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The Swedish Game Industry Career Fair

We were in Stockholm two days ago, braving the miserable rain together with roughly 330 other people, for the Swedish Game Industry Career Fair. As is our custom we put students and their games front and center – letting them speak for our educations.
2nd year student Marcel, answering questions while people try his game DynaMine.
The event only lasted four hours, but they were packed! It was particularly interesting meeting so many prospective students coming from […]

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The Swedish Game Industry Career Fair

We were in Stockholm two days ago, braving the miserable rain together with roughly 330 other people, for the Swedish Game Industry Career Fair. As is our custom we put students and their games front and center – letting them speak for our educations.
2nd year student Marcel, answering questions while people try his game DynaMine.
The event only lasted four hours, but they were packed! It was particularly interesting meeting so many prospective students coming from […]

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alt.ctrl.GDC 2018 coverage

As you might know, three of our student games just returned from the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco. And, judging by the press, they were as well received there as they were here! We thought, let’s gather some of the love in one giant #notsohumblebrag-post.

Make: Magazine interviews 1st year student Eric Osana for Pump the Frog at 7:56.
Kotaku loved Totally Not a Game Studio’s “Grave Call“. It’s a fantastic 2-player game where […]

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alt.ctrl.GDC 2018 coverage

As you might know, three of our student games just returned from the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco. And, judging by the press, they were as well received there as they were here! We thought, let’s gather some of the love in one giant #notsohumblebrag-post.

Make: Magazine interviews 1st year student Eric Osana for Pump the Frog at 7:56.
Kotaku loved Totally Not a Game Studio’s “Grave Call“. It’s a fantastic 2-player game where […]

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Polygon plays Yo! Bartender

Think you can actually bartend? This game simulates just how hard it is
Yo Bartender! uses Wiimotes and real bottles to simulate making drinks in a hurry
Dante Douglas over at Polygon met one of our student teams at the Game Developers Conference, and wrote a little piece about Yo! Bartender.

[…] The bottles arrayed around the play area are slightly weighted and use six Wiimotes (one inside each bottle) to register when they are turned upside down […]

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Polygon plays Yo! Bartender

Think you can actually bartend? This game simulates just how hard it is
Yo Bartender! uses Wiimotes and real bottles to simulate making drinks in a hurry
Dante Douglas over at Polygon met one of our student teams at the Game Developers Conference, and wrote a little piece about Yo! Bartender.

[…] The bottles arrayed around the play area are slightly weighted and use six Wiimotes (one inside each bottle) to register when they are turned upside down […]

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Meet us in Stockholm on the 4th of April!

The Department of Game Design at Uppsala University is attending The Swedish Game Industry Career Fair, at Nalen in Stockholm. The event is free to attend, and is an excellent opportunity to meet a ton of game studios and whole lot of game educations, to see if game development might be for you.
The 4th of April is ~10 days before the national application deadline, so we highly recommend you swing past and check the options out before applying […]

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Meet us in Stockholm on the 4th of April!

The Department of Game Design at Uppsala University is attending The Swedish Game Industry Career Fair, at Nalen in Stockholm. The event is free to attend, and is an excellent opportunity to meet a ton of game studios and whole lot of game educations, to see if game development might be for you.
The 4th of April is ~10 days before the national application deadline, so we highly recommend you swing past and check the options out before applying […]

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About the Alumni of the Year award


We are embarrassingly proud of our graduates and former students of the education. We have been teaching game design- and development on Gotland since 2001, so our network of alumni counts in the thousands, with careers across the globe.
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They constantly surprise us with their insight, their productivity, their skill, their willingness to listen, advice and help out. Whether it’s as jury at the Gotland Game Conference, or inspiring the generation of students coming […]

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About the Alumni of the Year award


We are embarrassingly proud of our graduates and former students of the education. We have been teaching game design- and development on Gotland since 2001, so our network of alumni counts in the thousands, with careers across the globe.
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They constantly surprise us with their insight, their productivity, their skill, their willingness to listen, advice and help out. Whether it’s as jury at the Gotland Game Conference, or inspiring the generation of students coming […]

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The Jury (so far)

The jury represents the most hard-working participants at the Gotland Game Conference (save for our students, natch). Jurors travel from around the globe to hear our students’ presentations a day before the conference even starts, and to spend the better part of a week playing all of the student productions on the show floor.
Johannes Wadin (Might & Delight), leading the 2nd Year Jury at the 2011 Gotland Game Conference
Each member brings their own set of experience and […]

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The Jury (so far)

The jury represents the most hard-working participants at the Gotland Game Conference (save for our students, natch). Jurors travel from around the globe to hear our students’ presentations a day before the conference even starts, and to spend the better part of a week playing all of the student productions on the show floor.
Johannes Wadin (Might & Delight), leading the 2nd Year Jury at the 2011 Gotland Game Conference
Each member brings their own set of experience and […]

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Regional collaboration for serious games

Universen (“The Universe”) is a magazine for Uppsala University employees. Issued six times a year, ~7100 copies are sent to the homes of all employees and other interested parties. In the first issue of 2018 our colleague Lina Sors Emilsson is interviewed about her course Product Development for Games, 15 credits (5SD952).
Lina Sors Emilsson at the Gotland Game Conference 2017.
The interview is unfortunately entirely in Swedish, but she’s talking about how we use this […]

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Regional collaboration for serious games

Universen (“The Universe”) is a magazine for Uppsala University employees. Issued six times a year, ~7100 copies are sent to the homes of all employees and other interested parties. In the first issue of 2018 our colleague Lina Sors Emilsson is interviewed about her course Product Development for Games, 15 credits (5SD952).
Lina Sors Emilsson at the Gotland Game Conference 2017.
The interview is unfortunately entirely in Swedish, but she’s talking about how we use this […]

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