1st International JoinGame Conference

For the first time, JoinGame arranged an international game conference at Voss (not too far away from Bergen) 2nd and 3rd of February 2012. The theme of the conference was How to make money and build a solid game company in 2012 and there were presentations and discussions from forerunners in the game industry as well as game researchers. The conference also included a presentation of the state of games and game development in Norway in 2012 from a completely fresh report. The talks at the conference focused on new business models for games, new game technologies, new game platforms and where the industry is heading.

Download the movie trailer promoting JoinGame Conference One (.mov 62MB) or watch the trailer on YouTube.

Conference Program

Here is the program for the conference. Note that the program can be changed and some of the titles of the presentations are currently placeholders for final titles.

Thursday February 2nd

Time Topic Person Institution Stuff
10:00 Conference introduction Alf Inge Wang JoinGame Video, Presentation
10:10 Minecraft - a success story Harald Øverby NTNU Video, Presentation
10:55 Money is time! Per Baumann Fifth Season  Video, Presentation
11:40 Coffee break
12:00 Power to the Indies! Julie Heyde Bandello Video, Presentation
12:45 Lunch
14:00 Future of game platforms  Nizar Romdan ARM Video, Presentation
14:45 Scalable Multi-platform Development with Unity Joe Robins Unity 3D Video, Presentation
15:30 Coffee Break
16:00 Starting up a game company in Norway Bjarne Rene Vostopia Video, Presentation
16:45 Summary Alf Inge Wang JoinGame
18:00 Dinner (buffé) at Park Hotel Invited guests Park Hotel Vossevangen

Friday February 3rd

Time Topic Person Institution Stuff
09:00 Introduction Alf Inge Wang JoinGame
09:05 Interactive session one Experts / Audience Video
09:55 The state of gaming-Norway in 2012 Jørgen Tharaldsen Artplant, Kristine Jørgensen UiB Video, Presentation, Report
10:40 Coffee break  
11:00 Interactive session two Experts / Audience Video
11:55 Closing (5 min) Alf Inge Wang JoinGame

Location and Hotel


The conference was arranged at Voss kulturhus.


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