Organizers of the Nordic Game 2006 have confirmed that the third annual event will take place in Malmö, Sweden on September 19th and 20th this year, with an expected 600 participants attending.
The 2006 event will be the largest of its kind in the Nordic region, with seventy seminars and workshops scheduled, capitalizing on recent Nordic-developed game titles such as Swedish developer DICE’s Battlefield
series and the Hitman
franchise from Danish company Io Interactive. Four simultaneous programs will consider key topics within games research, development, technology, trade, art and public interest.
Scheduled speakers for the event include Wired contributing editor Julian Dibbell, Digitalmill CEO Ben Sawyer, general secretary of the Interactive Software Federation Europe Patrice Chazerand, and John Dennis and Martyn Brown from British developer Team 17.
The conference is organized by the Nordic Game Program, a part of the Nordic cultural cooperation and funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers. One of the Program’s primary goals is to support the Nordic games industry through events, infrastructural activities and development funding.
Further information can be found at the conference’s official website