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  • We have cake: A summer visit at Vienna’a zamSpielen Café

    Vienna is Europe’s capital of elaborate cake and intricate coffee (to order it correctly, you need a tutorial). So it’s only a matter of time until game cafés become a thing there. Thanks to the zamSpielen collective (zamSpielen = Austrian “playing together”), this is happening as we speak. Here are some early summer impressions.

  • Let’s get physical: A recap of the 4th Lyst Summit

    For its fourth edition, the Lyst Summit & Game Jam anchored in a well-known harbour of Copenhagen. Most of the action happened on top of, inside and around “Love Boat” MF William Jørgensen. In traditional fashion, Lyst was kicked off by a one-day summit during which a selection of inspirational talk-bites were served. Why haven’t game designers…

  • Gotland Game’s most wacky custom controllers

    Gotland is a Swedish island-province full of sheep and medieval architecture. It also houses one of Europe’s oldest game design programs, Gotland Game, which organises the annual Gotland Game Conference. From May 28-30, the campus is crowded with educators, industry folks and (prospective) students. I get the impression that there’s some real exchange happening here:…

  • Turn your fears into a game: Soteria

    We are all brave in the context of games – or at least braver than in real life – because we know nothing can really happen to us. (Doris Rusch) As our experimental platform of choice, we can use games to send players off into alternate universes, make them strike power poses and do epic…

  • NG17 Discovery Day Progamme

    Now that indie was wiped out by the indiepocalypse, it is time to explore new territories, to discover new games, new players and new perspectives on games. Driven by the fuel that powers us all we say goodbye to the Indie Day and boldly go on a Discovery Day instead. Of course, the indiepocalypse has…
  • NORDIC SENSATION AWARD 2017: THE NOMINEES

    Whew! This year the Nordic Sensation Award showcase had almost a hundred game submissions, and our team of curators was able to select 8 games for the showcase. The curators include past winners, game designers, thinkers and critics, as well as the members of The Copenhagen Game Collective. Their task has been to evaluate each…

  • NORDIC SENSATION AWARD 2017: THE CURATORS

    Before announcing our nominees, which is happening in a few days, we would like to give some attention to the people who helped us make the tough decisions. As we announced earlier, the Nordic Game Indie Sensation Award will from here on out be the Nordic Sensation Award. The award will be part of the Nordic…

  • Open Call: Nordic Sensation Award 2017

    For the past 7 years, together with external curators, we have been putting together an Indie Night showcase celebrating the variety of exciting indie projects from the Nordic region. Over the years we have seen a number of exciting, creative games and each year one of those games has gone on to win the Nordic Indie Sensation…

  • Discover the new Indie Day

    During the last many years, or even since the term was conceived, the question of what indie games are has been slung around. It is not even a novel dilemma, and neither unique to games. Music has gone through the “indie” discussion and subsequent “revolution”. We, that is the Copenhagen Game Collective, have never concerned…

  • The Well Played Award Show

    We just came back from Paris where we hosted the best award show that IndieCade Europe has ever had. It was also the first award show that IndieCade Europe ever had. And the first IndieCade Europe that Europe ever had. Dealing with so many firsts means that we took as much risk as possible. Because…