Nordic Game 2017 kicks off today and IOI will be there in force! 13 of us will be attending the conference to hold talks, take part in panels, network, get inspired and hopefully (fingers crossed) come home with an award!
Here’s what the Nordic Game Calendar looks like from an IOI-POV:
Wednesday May 17th
Our Design Section Manager, Jean Tan, is taking part in a panel about games industry careers.
The panel of 5 will discuss the challenges of getting into the industry and take questions from the audience. Jean will be offering her own insights and advice from more than 14 years working in game development. Getting Ahead: Advice on Games Industry Careers is happening at 15.15 in the Stockholm room.
Thursday May 18th
Two of our AI programmers are holding a talk about the Senses of the HITMAN AI.
Aitor and Thomas will detail the vision, sound and social sensors as well as the player analyser component. It’s these systems that allow our AI to perceive the world that they are in and bring our characters and game world to life. The talk starts at 13.15 in the Copenhagen room.
Nordic Game Awards
We’re nominated for 4 awards! Best Audio, Best Game Design, Best Technology and Game of the Year!
It’s a huge honour to be recognised and nominated for these awards and we’re looking forward to celebrating with all of the talented teams that have been nominated for their own games. The full list of nominees includes some fantastic titles.
The awards show won’t be livestreamed, but we expect updates will arrive via the official Nordic Game Twitter account.
Keep your eyes on the IOI Twitter account for updates from the event over the next few days.
Update: We won the Best Technology award!
— Marie Flood (@Lowebo) May 18, 2017
— Amanda Hakim (@Amarearts) May 18, 2017
— Marc Skouborg (@MarcSkouborg) May 18, 2017