Repeating last year’s success, on 18 October game developers from all over the world will meet in Tromsø, above the Arctic Circle, for a three-day cruise along the Norwegian coast down to Trondheim while making games.
Last February, Splash debuted with 100 developers from over 20 different countries on a three-day game jam aboard the MS Finnmarken.
100 tickets for this year’s Splash jam went on sale on 1 August, and over half of them were gone after just a few hours. Tickets include full buffets and two three-course dinners, in addition to jacuzzi and a heated pool access on deck.
Jo-Remi Madsen from D-Pad Studio was so blown away by Splash the first time around that he early decided to donate one dollar for every sold copy of their game Owlboy. Funcom, the biggest game company in Norway, has also become a sponsor and say they are very excited to be part of Splash jam and look forward to contributing to the event.
In addition to private sponsors, Splash is also supported by public funds from Norwegian Hedmark and Troms. Splash is organised by Henriette Myrlund in collaboration with Runa Haukland and Hamar Game Collective.
Check out the video from last year’s event:
It’s amazing that game developers from all over the world are travelling to Tromsø for Splash,” says Henriette Myrlund. “Once they’ve visited and seen the nature in the north of Norway, they’ll never forget it.”
“Splash contributes to putting Norway’s game development scene on the map,” adds Runa Haukland. “It’s gotten a lot of attention both in and outside of Norway.”
Tickets for this fall’s Splash jam on 18 October (departing from Tromsø, Norway) are still available – get yours here!
Splash is a collaboration between Henriette Myrlund, a game designer and producer based in Tromsø, and the Hamar Game Collective, a cluster of game development companies based in Hamar. The aim is to create a more connected games industry in Norway, while also strengthening ties to the dev scene in the rest of the world.