Peers from the Nordic and global game developer communities celebrated the twelfth edition Nordic Game, Europe’s most relevant games industry conference, on 20-22 May 2015.
The organisers would love to thank all of the visitors, sponsors and partners for three amazing days in Malmö. Here are a few NG15 highlights:
A record high number – more than 2000 visitors – took the trip to Slagthuset in Malmö, Sweden this year for three days filled with talks, workshops, summits and events like Nordic Game Indie Night (on 20 May) and the Nordic Game Awards (on 21 May), there were plenty of options to get smarter, to network and to have fun.
With over 120 speakers, the audience had a lot to choose from in this year’s Nordic Game program. There were many highlights, among them keynotes by Chris Avellone (Pillars of Eternity), Nicole Lazzaro (XEODesign) and Oskar Guilbert (Life Is Strange), great talks by David Gaider (Bioware), Brie Code (Ubisoft) and Simon Stålenhag (artist), and not least Nordic Game veteran Ste Curran, who once again moved the audience with a brilliant session.
On the business side of the conference, events such as the Investing in Games Summit, Investor Speed-Pitch and all new Indie/Publisher Meetup got the participating attendees well-connected, while the Pitch & Match matchmaking system broke all previous records: 165 companies over three days in a whopping 758 meetings!
There was also plenty of room for celebrating, as Swedish MachineGames took the main prize at the annual Nordic Game Awards for Wolfenstein: The New Order. The award show was followed by a fabulous three-course gala dinner for more than 900 sitting guests and a Nordic party that raised the roof at Slagthuset.
These are just some of the many highlights of Nordic Game 2015. Find more pictures, quotes, comments and follow-up on the Nordic Game Community website as well as our Twitter hashtag (#NordicGame) and Facebook page. And don’t forget to put 18-20 May 2016 in your calendar for the next edition of Europe’s most relevant games industry conference. See you at NG16!
Finally, a very big thank you to all of our sponsors and partners:
Nordic Game Institute • Apollo Music • Autodesk • Awapatent • BlueStacks • BoostHbg • Bredband2 • BulkyPix • Casual Connect Europe • Control500 • Copenhagen Game Collective • Creel • Daily Rush • Develop • Edge • European Games Developer Federation (EGDF) • FundedByMe • Gaea Mobile • Game Connection • Game Teahouse • GameAnalytics • GameDuell • GameGrapes • GamesMarkt • Infinario • InMobi • Intel • Invest in Skåne • King • Localize Direct • City of Malmö (Malmö stad) • Massive Entertainment – a Ubisoft studio • MENA Games • Microsoft • NetEase • Paradox Interactive • Perforce • Pixel • Pixel.tv • Plan of Attack • Playa Game Industry Hub • PocketGamer.biz • PR Nordic • Quo Vadis 2015 • Reboot Develop 2015 • Redeye • Renaissance Malmö Hotel • Rovio Entertainment Ltd • SEB • SkyMobi • Spil Games • Square Enix Collective • Sybo Games • Takeoff Creative • Tarsier Studios • The Game Assembly • The Square • Tilting Point • Unity • Unreal Engine 4/Epic Games • Wacom
Featured image above: Ilari Kuittinen, Housemarque CEO and NG15 “Conference Veteran” winner