Organisers of the annual Nordic Game conference have announced the full schedule for the 2011 event, to be held next month in Malmo, Sweden.
Keynote speakers include Prince Of Persia creator Jordan Mechner, Ed Fries, co-founder of the Xbox Project, and Brandon Boyer, chairman of the Independent Games Festival, which runs as part of the annual Game Developers Conference.
In addition, representatives from Sony, Microsoft, PopCap, Insomniac and Autodesk, as well as studios based in the Nordic territories including CCP, Starbreeze, Majong, Cockroach and Virtual Air Guitar Company, will be in attendance. The conference also hosts an indie games night, awards ceremony, and the ELBES summit, which focuses on location-based games.
The theme for this year’s conference is creativity, with the conference’s website explaining: “With the belief that insight drives innovation, the main mission of the Nordic Game 2011 conference is to give attendees the opportunity to think outside the box, by listening and talking to people who do exactly that.”
Jacob Riis, one of the event’s organisers, said: “The Nordic Game 2011 advisory board has worked hard to create a focused program that will inspire, educate and entertain our attendees from the region and abroad.”
Nordic Game 2011 runs from May 10 to 12 at Luftkastellet in Slagthuset, Malmo, Sweden, with passes for the main conference costing €495, reduced to €150 for teachers, students and researchers. For more, see nordicgame.com.