The inaugural Copenhagen Games Festival, backed by a steering committee with members from IGDA Denmark (Nordic Game Jam organiser), the Danish Producers’ Association and Interactive Denmark, is looking to turn Copenhagen into a hot spot for game designers, programmers, graphic artists, business experts, gamers as well as game interested locals and tourists on 6-10 April 2016.
The program for next year’s festival has yet to be finalised, but the organisers intend to start on Wednesday 6 April with a one-day business conference from Interactive Denmark plus the 2016 Spilprisen ceremony, the Danish game industry’s own award, organised by The Danish Producers’ Association.
On Thursday 7 April, a pre-party is planned to get the world’s largest game jam, Nordic Game Jam, started. More than 700 enthusiasts from around the globe will meet to create new games, pushing the technical possibilities and artistic limits of gaming.
On Sunday evening 10 April, the winners of the Nordic Game Jam 2016 will be announced and celebrated, and the award show will close the Copenhagen Games Festival.
Parallel with the scheduled program, a series of workshops, events and happenings will take place all around Copenhagen and other participating cities in the Copenhagen Games Festival.
“At the moment we are very interested in involving more people from the Danish games industry. That is why we encourage everyone to create events, workshops, happenings and more all over Denmark, to help pull focus towards the games industry,” Sofie Filt Læntver from Interactive Denmark tells Nordic Game.
The Copenhagen Games Festival steering committee invites everyone to submit a synopsis outlining concepts, locations and people involved by 4 December. All relevant initiatives will have the opportunity to be part of the festival’s official program.
“Our intention is for the (Danish games) industry to put a spotlight on itself. The more events we can gather to the festival, the bigger a splash we can make both nationally and internationally,” says Læntver.
Contact the steering committee here to submit a proposal and learn more.