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PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE, OCTOBER 20–21 - BUSINESS & ACADEMIA
MAIN THEME: INCLUSIVE GAME DEVELOPMENT
By broadening the view of the game developer, of the game and of the player, we can break norms and provide innovative experiences. With inclusiveness as a theme, Sweden Game Conference ’16 also
highlights four focus areas:
New Technologies & Research: VR, AR and more
Emerging Markets & Business development: Localization, development & consumers in Asia and other areas
Narrative Design: Trends & research in storytelling, game writing and design
Visual Arts: New opportunities & challenges in art and animation
Speakers from Asia, North America, Europe and South Amerca
Sweden Game Conference 2016 will have +1000 attendes at the new venue Arena Skövde. There will be some 40 talks within several tracks, such as Tech, Programming, Design, Games and learning, Business/Development and research. We have speakers from four continents, Asia, North and South America and Europe. Speakers represent universitys, researchers and students, as well as startups/freelancers and established companies which will ensure diversity in the program.
The speaker list includes Warren Spector, OtherSide Entertainment, Tabitha Hayes, EA, Kate Edwards, IGDA, Chris Avellone, freelance, David Gaidor, Beamdog Studios och Fredrik Wester, Paradox Interactive. Full list of speakers, talks and tracks, please visit our website.
Furthermore there will be
workshops in Unity, Sound engineering, character design and game design
panels within Inclusiveness, co operation and Business development
an expo with some 25 companies/indie developers showcasing new and upcoming games for multiple platforms
Pitch&Match where participants can book their own meetings during the conference days
Award and Gala Dinner (on October 20) were we will award both studios and students in multiple prize categories (please note this event has ticket of its own)
SWEDEN GAME FESTIVAL, OCTOBER 22-23 - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Expo with Play My Game • Esport Tournaments • Open Game Jam • Cosplay • Education and Research
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The conference venue is easily accessible from all locations. Arena Skövde is within walking distance from the city center where most hotels are located as well as from the central train/bus station. The distance from Göteborg (Landvetter international airport) is approximately 150 kilometers, 1 hour by train. The distance from Stockholm (Arlanda international airport) is approximately 350 kilometers, 2 hours by train. The trains from Stockholm and Göteborg are frequent as Skövde is located on the main western train line. The local travel centre has more than 200 regional busses and trains passing through daily.
Accomodation and information for visitors?
There are a number of hotels and hostels located near the conference venue. We are currently finalizing cooperaton with hotels and will soon release them for booking with the special price for Sweden Game Conference 2016.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Please do so. It will make your registration at the conference more easy end effective.