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Nordic Embassies - Felleshus

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10787 Berlin

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Know Your Game – Germany and Sweden Coming Together

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Format: Hybrid event. Networking opportunities at site.

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On 25 September – 19 December 2021, the Swedish Games Exhibition “Yarny, Medusa and an Elephant” will be shown at Felleshuset, the Nordic Embassies’ public space in Berlin. During this period, the Embassy of Sweden will organise a set of activities related to games.

Day 1 | 27 October | 13:30-18:00

Seminar: Business and Play – the Money and Talent in Games

Moderator: Per Strömbäck, Spokesperson, Swedish Games Industry

Program

13.30 Welcome remarks by:

  • Ambassador Per Thöresson, Embassy of Sweden
  • Per Strömbäck, Spokesperson, Swedish Games Industry
  • Felix Falk, managing director, GAME – German Games Industry Association

Keynote: Why the Federal German Government Invests in the Games Industry

  • Stephan Zaß, Acting Head of Unit, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure

Keynote Speech: Automation, Creativity, and the Future of Game Creation

  • Martin Singh-Blom, Senior Research Engineer, Embark Studios

Coffee Break

Portfolio / Game Jobs – Career Advice

  • Åsa Wilson, Chief People Office, Avalanche Studios

Money Talks – Games Business and Games Investment from Sweden to Germany - International Launch of New Swedish Game Developer Index by Swedish Games Industry

  • Johanna Nylander, Head of Policy and Analytics, Swedish Games Industry

Panel – How Come Sweden is the Biggest Investor in the German Games Industry?

Participants:

  • Adam Kostyal, Head Listings EMEA, NASDAQ
  • Remco Westermann, Media & Game Invest
  • Johanna Nylander, Head of Policy and Analytics, Swedish Games Industry
  • Florian Zenz – Art Director, Toadman Interactive Berlin

World Premiere: Quizduell Games Special

  • Tove Bengtsson, MAG Interactive

17.15 Networking and exploring the exhibition Yarny, Medusa und ein Elephant

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DAY 2 | 28 October | 9.30 – 13.00

Wow! Moments – The Art and Craft of Designing Games

Moderator: Per Strömbäck, Spokesperson, Swedish Games Industry

Program

9.30 Introductory Remarks by:

  • Nina Katarina Karlsson, Cultural Counsellor, Embassy of Sweden
  • Ina Göring, Head of Members, GAME – German Games Industry Association
  • Per Strömbäck, Spokesperson, Swedish Games Industry

Presentation 1

  • Martin Sahlin, Creative Director, Coldwood Interactive about Unravel
  • Emil Kraftling, Creative Director, Avalanche Studios about The Hunter
  • Linnea Östedt Harrison , Creative Director, Neat Corporation about Budget Cuts, via live stream

Coffee Break

Presentation 2

  • Start New Game - Designing QuizDuell. Pär Hedelund, Product Lead, MAG Interactive
  • Designing the Chaos Wastes, Florian Zenz, Art Director, Toadman Interactive Berlin

12.00 Panel discussion with all speakers

13.00 END OF PROGRAM

Participation is free of charge! Physical participants have to present a proof of being either vaccinated against or recovered from covid-19 (in German: 2G).

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The Felleshus – or pan-nordic building – is the cultural centre and event venue of the five Nordic embassies (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden). It is open to the general public and the site of exhibitions and readings, concerts, film screenings, lectures and conferences a unique project worldwide.

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