With NG20 now only weeks from its online kick-off, Nordic Game program director Jacob Riis reveals details about exclusive content in the live streamed program, which will run from 27-29 May alongside online activities on the Nordic Game Discord server and MeetToMatch.
A new video for NG20 this May, celebrating the debut of online our edition, has also just been released. Check it out!
“It’s been quite the puzzle to piece together the best possible program online,” says Jacob Riis. “We normally bring speakers to Malmö from around the world, but this May we’ve focused on spotlighting our incredible Nordic industry.”
“The live stream will be moderated and broadcast from Malmö, and the program will feature an exciting blend of live in-studio talks, remote presentations and panels, and some other quite interesting arrangements which will be revealed very soon,” he laughs.
“We really appreciate the tremendous support we’ve received from the Nordic dev community and our sponsors and partners, and are working very hard to create something quite unique but still true to that special Nordic vibe – that secret sauce – that defines the Nordic Game experience.”
Though selected speakers have already been revealed on the conference website, there’s a lot more to come, adds Jacob Riis. “I’m very proud of our debut online program, because I feel the content is exclusive, relevant and at the same time, a wonderful bridge to our next event at Slagthuset in Malmö, NG20+ this November.”
Here are a few more highlights from the NG20 live streamed program coming this May:
If We Knew Then What We Know Now
Michael How, lead level designer, Ubisoft Massive with leads from other Malmö studios
This talk (and panel discussion) will give viewers an insight into design analysis and how design in video games has evolved since the classic retro gaming era. We’ll play and review the titles together and have a bit of fun along the way.
Starting a Games Company in 2020
Joakim Achrén, CEO and founder, Elite Game Developers
The world has changed; some of these shifts will be temporary but many will be permanent. What does this mean for company culture, remote work, fundraising and more?
How Unity’s New Artist Tools Come Together in 2020
Amel Negra, Evangelist, Unity
Achieve the stunning visual effects you have always imagined without coding. All using only the artist tools provided within Unity. Join us to get an overview of these tools from creating shaders without code using Shader Graph to post processing for impressive effects passing by Timeline to sequence it all.
Same Game – Different Music (This popular session returns online at NG20)
Thor Myrdal, Composer, Sound Designer with a panel of music and audio experts
Music is a painting on the canvas of games that is often added very late in the development process. We’ll talk about different approaches and why it’s really important to find a composer that fits your game.
Also important to note, today marks the launch of our new NG20 online pass 🙂
For 99 EUR, your online Nordic Game experience will include three days of live streamed talks, unlimited MeetToMatch access with integrated video conferencing, and a wealth of online activities – and fun – on our Discord server. Register now, right here!
About the Nordic Game conference
Nordic Game is the leading games conference in Europe, and 2020 marks its seventeenth edition. Gathering thousands of 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.