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  • LYST 2016 – OPEN CALL – EXTENDED DEADLINE

    If you have an idea for a talk, workshop or performance, we’ve extended our open call for Lyst – romance, love and sex in games, so you still have a chance to be part! Open call – extended deadline Come join us in Norway this summer!

  • Lyst 2015

    Our bodies might have moved from Vartiosaari, the Finnish fairytale island, ticks, amazing people, crazy game ideas and freezing nights in tents, but our hearts and minds are still lingering at Lyst 2015 in Helsinki. This year’s Lyst was the first Lyst co-organized by our Scandinavian network. We held our Symposium in Helsinki city center…

  • NORDIC GAME INDIE NIGHT 2015: BOARD GAME CURATORS

    This year we introduced boardgames into the Nordic Game Indie Night and the duration process was a little different form the digital games. We had a team of dedicated board game experts playing all the physical prototypes.  These guys were looking for well designed, original games with interesting game play. They narrowed the submissions down…

  • NGIN 2015 Board Game Finalists

    For the first time we will also be showcasing board games, along with the digital games, at the Nordic Game Indie Night. Submissions were open for unpublished board games from the Nordic region, and it has been very excited to see all the different designs that were submitted. In the end we received a diverse group of 20…

  • NORDIC GAME INDIE NIGHT 2015 OPEN CALL FOR GAMES

    Photograph by Gemma Thomson We are pleased to announce the Nordic Game Indie Sensation Award 2015, the 6th annual Nordic Indie Night Showcase. In collaboration with the Nordic Game Conference we will showcase a number of talented and interesting indie developers from the Nordic countries. If you have a game that you feel deserves some more…

  • w00t 2014

    This years Play Festival: w00t is going to be blazingly fun. We are in the middle of organizing it and finding cool game designers and speakers to join us. Right now we need your games. If you have a game that could be played at w00t, please submit it to our open call here (deadline…

  • Cards and Bucket

    The Math of Who Took the Apple?

    Last Nordic Game Jam I designed a physical card game called Who Took the Apple? The game is a four player game, involving giant sized cards, 4 beers, a bucket and an apple… oh – and it is played backwards in time! The game feature beautiful artwork by Simon Gustafsson from RedGrim and you can…

  • Puzzle Strike Pre-Orders

    Pre-orders are open for Dave Sirlin’s upcoming board game, Puzzle Strike. Lau and I are really excited for this one. The game seems like a clever mix between Dominion and arcade favorite Puzzle Fighter. Like Puzzle Fighter, it’s got that same thrilling dynamic in which you’re at your strongest right when you’re closest to death.…