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We’re a bunch of video game companies from the west of Sweden that figured that even though we really enjoy attending video game conferences, nothing really beats the social events surrounding these industry gatherings. We love meeting new people and learning new things, so we decided to create an event that focuses on just that!

A fun and casual get-together for game developers

This event is all about getting together with our fellow developers in a relaxed and casual setting with a beer in our hands. But we’re also joined by our friends from some of the major game distribution channels, and the good people behind some of the amazing products and tools that we use in our daily work.

Bring your laptop or tablet

We will have tables available for you to set up your laptop or tablet if you want to show other people what you’re working on right now.

Just three hours away from the Nordic Game Conference

The event is held on May 16th, which is right before this year’s Nordic Game Conference starts in Malmö. If you’re already planning on going there, it’s worth mentioning that Gothenburg is just three hours away by car or train.

Guest speaker 1: Kate Edwards

Kate Edwards, Executive Director of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA), will join us!

Kate has recently made headlines in her brave stance against online harassment, for diversity in the game industry, and against crunch among game developers. At GDL, she will present the IGDA, show us how we, as a Gothenburg (or even Swedish) game development community, can benefit from building an engaged grassroots’ organization among ourselves.

In her role as a culturalization consultant, she has worked on many blockbuster games for 20+ years, including recently “Rise of the Tomb Raider” and “Mass Effect: Andromeda”. In 2013, Fortune Magazine named her as one of the “10 most powerful women” in the game industry.”

Guest speaker 2: Matt Toner

Matt Toner is a serial entrepreneur, innovative digital media producer, experimental game designer, university lecturer, and political figure in Vancouver’s tech media landscape.

Matt has worked on AAA titles for EA (including two Need for Speeds) , bleeding-edge games for Nokia (remember the N-Gage?), ARGs for the celebrated sci-fi television series Continuum (the most pirated show in Germany), and assorted casual games and mobile titles. With his team at Biba, he is now breaking new ground in location-based gaming, using a combination of AR and IoT to add entirely new dimensions to the everyday playground.

Just RSVP and we’ll see you there!

We’d be delighted for you to join us and share this magical evening in Gothenburg. All you have to do is to RSVP by clicking the button below to let us know you’ll be there.

Click here to RSVP!

Game Developers Lounge Gothenburg

Date: May 16th, 2017 (doors open at 5:30 PM)
Location: Visual Arena Lindholmen, Lindholmspiren 3-5, Gothenburg, Sweden

Contact: info@gamedeveloperslounge.com

 MentorsLounge

MENTOR LOUNGE @ GDL

As part of the GAME DEVELOPERS LOUNGE mission to bring developers together, we are now happy to present the MENTOR LOUNGE! As a student of Game Development, or as someone who recently joined the industry, it can be quite tricky to find someone more experienced to talk to. As a senior game developer, it can be fun and rewarding to find a way to share ones knowledge with a younger generation.

With this in mind, we have created the Mentor Lounge at GDL.

We want to pair up younger game developers with more senior developers in light weight Mentorship sessions, where conversations and discussion can span any type of areas. We hope to find voluntunteers for this, as this is an absolute requirement for the MENTOR LOUNGE to work. If you are an experienced or senior programmer, graphics artist, game designer, etc, and want to help out, please contact us! If you are a student or a junior professional in game development, and want to find a mentor to talk to at GDL, please contact us! Send in a description of your background, your skills and what you want to discuss, and any other kind of preference for a mentor (gender, diversity, etc), and we will do our best to match up a good mentor with the right applicant.

Send in your name to me, Henrik Jonsson, ionswitz@ionswitz.com

The sessions will be arranged at the Game Developers Lounge event on May 16, and may be 20-30 minutes in length.

See you at GDL!

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