It’s the year of the Angry Birds tenth anniversary, and Rovio will be representing at Nordic Game 2019 with a full track of speakers covering topics from how to simultaneously grow an established game and a studio, to incorporating machine learning into the game design process. Don’t miss our insightful speakers, and stop by the Rovio booth next to Room Stockholm to enter a raffle and share your memories from ten years of Angry Birds!
The half-day Rovio Presents program consists of three intense sessions on team-building, managed growth and deep reinforcement learning; not-to-be-missed if you want to learn from the best. Here’s what’s in store:
Creating High Performing Teams: Cast an Ensemble
Heini Kaihu, VP/Head of HR, Rovio
Why don’t superstars always make a winning team? On the other hand, can one superstar elevate a team’s performance to new heights? Can you build a winning team out of enthusiastic juniors with little experience, but ambition to conquer the world? Should you keep a team intact from one project to another? How do you spot a dysfunctional team?
Studio Leadership Juggling Act – Post Record Revenues While Growing Your Team
Reginaldo Valadares, Head of Studio, Rovio (Stockholm)
Reginaldo Valadares presents a studio retrospective, exploring how they grew their flagship game’s revenue by orders of magnitude through successful live operations, even as the studio underwent significant team growth – a story of consistent evolution and building adaptable, highly-driven teams.
Angry Birds Dream Blast – Deep Reinforcement Learning for Game Design
Asko Relas, Senior Data Engineer, Rovio and Riku Heino, Lead Game Designer, Rovio
Angry Birds Dream Blast is a dreamy, bubble-popping, free-to-play puzzle game set in the Angry Birds universe. Creating new levels is a key element in making a great puzzle game, but subsequent testing, evaluation and tweaks are very time-consuming for the developers. In this talk, Asko Relas and Riku Heino explain how they have employed deep reinforcement learning to help designers efficiently predict level difficulty, freeing up precious development time to focus on creating fantastic experiences for players.
Watch the Inside Rovio video for a sneak peek into Riku Heino and Asko Relas’ talk on using machine learning in level balancing and catch the full presentation on 22 May.
The Rovio track at NG19 begins on 12:15 on Wednesday, 22 May – Don’t miss out, register now!
Rovio Entertainment Corporation is a global, games-first entertainment company that creates, develops and publishes mobile games which have been downloaded over 4 billion times. The company is best known for the global Angry Birds brand, which started as a popular mobile game in 2009, and has since evolved from games to various entertainment and consumer products in brand licensing. Today the company offers multiple mobile games, animations and has produced The Angry Birds Movie, which opened number one in theaters in 50 countries, and the sequel to which is set for theatrical release from August.
Learn more at www.rovio.com.
Rovio Presents is part of our series of special sessions at NG19, including the return of our popular Fast Track talks, Dev Sessions by Game Habitat, Games and the Law program, Yonderplay and Impact Sessions. An exciting new addition is Esports by Challengermode. Check them all out right here.
About the Nordic Game conference
Nordic Game is the leading games conference in Europe, and 2019 will be its sixteenth 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.
Learn more about Nordic Game 2019, 22-24 May at Slagthuset in Malmö, Sweden and register today at conf.nordicgame.com.