One of the many highlights of the NG21 May live stream program is a series of three fireside chats with some of the most talented game developers of the Nordic region (from left to right above) – Josef Fares (Hazelight, It Takes Two), Sebastian Badylak (Coffee Stain Productions, Valheim) and Mikael Kasurinen (Remedy Games, Control).
It’s a great honor to have all three onboard for the spring edition of Nordic Game 2021, and best of all, we are fortunate to have Danish games industry veteran Morten Skovgaard, a former journalist, editor-in-chief and publisher, and today co-owner and localization manager at Character Localization and Publishing, to moderate these sessions.
We caught Morten to say thanks, and to ask him a few questions:
Nordic Game: Why have you agreed to help Nordic Game by moderating our fireside chat series?
Morten Skovgaard: Because I really like the format; it’s all about creating a very relaxed space for both participants and the audience, allowing interesting stories and points-of-view to naturally unfold from the minds of the interesting and inspiring people that you’re hosting. It’s this kind of slow, calm dialogue that brings out the best in everyone.
Nordic Game: What do you expect from the sessions?
Morten Skovgaard: These sessions are shorter than earlier ones I’ve done, so I’ll have to focus on the most interesting points while still maintaining a calm atmosphere and making room for a bit of back-and-forth. My job is to be the catalyst that brings out fresh new insights that we haven’t heard these developers share a thousand times before, and I am sure that they will relish the opportunity to present unique angles and stories about themselves and what they do.
Nordic Game: What’s your favorite game at the moment?
Morten Skovgaard: The tabletop war game Star Wars Legion. I decided early in 2020 that life needed to be about something other than bloody COVID all the time, and well into the spring last year I also got sick and tired of everything happening on screens. So I invested heavily in 3D printers and a gazillion hobby tools and materials, as well as countless Imperial and Rebel units for the game. After some 7-8 months, I ended up with a more than 3 meter-long Tatooine-style desert terrain, complete with houses, big city walls, bridges, a sarlacc(!) and what-not, giving me and my fellow players an amazing, practically cinematic feeling of immersion every time we play.
Nordic Game: Thank you Morten – we’re really looking forward meeting you and the speakers in the NG21 May live stream!
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About the Nordic Game conference
Nordic Game is the leading games conference in Europe, and 2021 marks its nineteenth and twentieth editions. 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.
Nordic Game doubles up again with NG21 on 26-28 May and in November, following last year’s digital debut at NG20 and twice the knowledge, emotion and business at NG20+.
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