A new batch of speakers and details about their talks have been announced for Nordic Game 2017, 17-19 May in Malmö, Sweden. Covering areas such as business development, VR, art in procedural worlds and work culture, they symbolise exactly what NG17 is about: Sharing and generating insights in all aspects of game development.
Take a look below and at conf.nordicgame.com to learn more about the latest announced speakers and their sessions – conveniently in the same place where you can secure your early bird conference pass.
Whitney Clayton, Art Director, Compulsion Games
Whitney is the art director at Compulsion Games. She is responsible for defining the artistic vision across Compulsion’s titles, including the 1960’s British setting of We Happy Few and the 1920’s dreamscape of Contrast. Whitney’s background is in fine arts, and she uses her interests in film, art, design, architecture, fashion, music and culture of the past to create vivid alternative realities through her art.
Read more about Whitney Clayton and her session “We Happy Few: Art and Style in a Procedural World” at NG17 here.
Lidi Giroux, Manager, Team & Culture, East Side Games
Lidi made her entrance into the games industry in 2013 when she joined East Side Games (ESG), a fiercely independent studio that creates humorous and addictive mobile games in Vancouver, BC (Canada). Here she is developing and maintaining the truly unique work culture of the company.
Read more about Lidi Giroux and her session “Creating Amazing Work Culture” at NG17 here.
Mehdi Benkirane, Industry Relations Manager, SAE Institute
Entertainment industry all-rounder and entrepreneur, for almost a decade Mehdi has been leading industry relations management for SAE Institute’s European operations, where his primary role is to act as a trend observer by maintaining the highest level of dialogue with the global gaming, film and music industries to steer creative decisions.
Read more about Mehdi Benkirane and his session “Meet Music: From Liability to Investment” at NG17 here.
Oskar Burman, CEO & Founder, Fast Travel Games
With more than 20 years in game development, Oskar most recently moved on from leading the Rovio studio behind Angry Birds 2 for his dream job as CEO of a new VR games studio, Fast Travel Games. He’s also served as studio manager at Avalanche Studios (Just Cause) and EA Easy (Battlefield Heroes). Oskar is a co-founder of games accelerator Stugan, as well as member of the board at Coffee Stain Studios, Dataspelsbranschen and Tekniska Museet.
Read more about Oskar Burman and his session “Breaking New Ground” at NG17 here.
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About the Nordic Game conference
Nordic Game is the leading games conference in Northern Europe, and 2017 is its fourteenth year. Gathering over 2,000 games industry professionals in Malmö annually, Nordic Game is the one and only “home turf” meeting place for the highly successful game developers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
Expect much, much more at Nordic Game 2017. So don’t delay – put 17-19 May at Slagthuset in Malmö in your calendar and register today!