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Nordic Game Jam 2012

This weekend was the Nordic Game Jam 2012. I was a volunteer this year, so I chose to hang back and help out the organisers instead of participating. My shifts had been arranged to give me time to participate in the jam as well, however, which left me with plenty of time to check out what everybody was doing and take a bunch of photos. Most of them came out a blurry mess due to poor lighting and my lack of familiarity with the 50mm lens I was using, but here are the shots that came out good.

It was a fairly empty feeling to leave the game jam without a game to show for it, but I made a couple of great new friends/contacts, and I’m particularly proud that I managed to flag down the keynote speaker Manveer Heir, senior designer on Mass Effect 3, to interrogate him about BioWare and their hiring practices. If only the bottom line weren’t that I shouldn’t expect to get a job there until I have 5-6 years of industry experience…

My favourite games produced at the jam (that I’ve seen) are Mein Panzer (which I kicked everybody’s asses in at the after party) and Infinite SWAT (which was developed by – among others – Jan Willem Nijman and Rami Ismail of Vlambeer, the Super Crate Box guys). If nothing else, you owe it to yourself to watch the hilarious trailer for Mein Panzer.

Nordic Game Jam 2012 Nordic Game Jam 2012
Nordic Game Jam 2012 Nordic Game Jam 2012
Nordic Game Jam 2012 Nordic Game Jam 2012
Nordic Game Jam 2012 Nordic Game Jam 2012
Nordic Game Jam 2012 Nordic Game Jam 2012
Nordic Game Jam 2012 Nordic Game Jam 2012
Nordic Game Jam 2012 Nordic Game Jam 2012
Nordic Game Jam 2012 Nordic Game Jam 2012
Nordic Game Jam 2012 Nordic Game Jam 2012
Nordic Game Jam 2012 Nordic Game Jam 2012
Nordic Game Jam 2012 Nordic Game Jam 2012
Nordic Game Jam 2012 Nordic Game Jam 2012
Nordic Game Jam 2012 Nordic Game Jam 2012
Nordic Game Jam 2012 Nordic Game Jam 2012
Nordic Game Jam 2012 Nordic Game Jam 2012
Nordic Game Jam 2012 Nordic Game Jam 2012

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