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Game Design SIG: Warm up to Nordic Game Jam 2012!

IGDA DK presents in collaboration with PROSA:

Game Design Special Interest Group on 12th of December
Find your inner game jam’er and sketch-up a cool game concept in 2-hours! This is a warm-up for Nordic Game Jam 2012 in analog version.

Participants will be divided in groups – themes will be handed out – roles will be given to each participant – and then brainstorming/development can begin! During the jam – we will also have some extra candy (read: challenges!)

At the end of the game jam, each group will present their game concept. You can perform your sound design as a human beatbox or you can perform your game mechanics as acrobatics or your code as a theater play! Or…. it is up to you!

We will also have glögg and ‘æbleskiver’ during the event.

The team with the best game concept will win Nordic Game Jam t-shirts!

What: Warm up to Nordic Game Jam 2012!
When: 12th of December 2011 at 18:00 – 21:00
Where: PROSA, Vester Farimagsgade 37A, 1606 København V

After the meeting we will go to http://oerstedoelbar.dk/ for a cold brew.

Any questions? Feel free to mail Nevin at ne@igda.dk

IGDA DK Special Interest Groups
The Special Interest Groups are open and free networking groups for people with a professional interest in a special area of game development. The groups facilitate networking & sharing of knowledge through regular events.

Business Special Interest Group meeting on 19th September

IGDA DK presents in collaboration with PROSA:
Business Special Interest Group meeting on 19th September
David Mariner, CEO of FunRigger Productions, Julie Heyde, CEO of Bandello and her partner in crime Laurids Binderup, Creative Director, will kick of this Business SIG with the lonesome theme of: The Good, The Bad, and The UglyNo – it is not a Western Movie. It is about the games industry and the challenges of survival on the market. The talk will be in 3 parts as below:
  • The Good
    Affecting positive change through gaming
  • The Bad
    Appealing to the darker side of human emotion.
  • The Ugly
    Because sometimes shiny and new will work against you, not for you.

What: Business SIG – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
When: 19th of September 2011 at 18:00 – 21:00
Where: PROSA, Vester Farimagsgade 37A, 1606 København V

After the meeting we will go to Ørsted Ølbar for a cold brew.

If you have a project that you want to share at the event – feel free to mail Nevin at ne@igda.dk. We will assign 10 minutes per project at the meeting.

IGDA DK Special Interest Groups
The Special Interest Groups are open and free networking groups for people with a professional interest in a special area of game development. The groups facilitate networking & sharing of knowledge through regular events.

So long, and thanks for all the fish!

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It has been my privilege and honour to act as Chairman of IGDA Denmark over the past year. Throughout my term, I have seen the organization transform itself to a new level of professionalism and service to the local game development community.

Of particular note is the expansion of our Chapter SIG meetings. We have a vibrant community for Audio, WIG, Unity, and will be breathing new life into the Game Design and Biz Dev SIGs in the coming year.

Additionally, cooperation between industry and education is further facilitated through IGDA being represented on the DADIU Coordination Committee.

Finally, we have been selected to host the inaugural IGDA Leadership Forum: Europe on 20-21st October 2011. The call for speakers is out – you can sign up here.

It has been a turbulent year for me, personally, in the games industry. My former employer took a strategic decision to close down operations in Denmark, leading to the opportunity to head up a new venture in the games space. However, this has, in turn, forced me to evaluate where I spend my “pro bono” time. I have always had the international perspective squarely in mind, and have taken the decision to step down as chairman in order to focus my efforts in this direction.

However, not only will I remain centrally involved in Leadership Forum: Europe, but I will also be working to kick off a new initiative…something I’m calling IGDA Nordic. The philosophy is simple – in the same way as Nordic Game Program acts to facilitate cooperation across the region at the business level, IGDA Nordic will endeavour to bring closer cooperation across the region at a grass roots level. I’m not entirely sure how this is going to function (or even *if* this is going to function), but the aim is to bring local chapters closer together. It might be arranging for guest speakers, or knowledge sharing of new activities and processes across regions.

What I do know is that this will only work if we *all* work together. If you want help, or want to help, then please get in touch – dm (at) igda (dot) dk,http://dk.linkedin.com/in/davemariner, or http://www.facebook.com/dave.mariner have all been known to reach me, as as tapping me on the shoulder at bars

I’m certain, however, that IGDA Denmark will continue to go from strength to strength. Jesper Taxbøl was unanimously returned as the new Chairman, and Dajana Dimovska continues in her role as Vice Chair. I wish them the best of luck, and look forward to helping whenever I can.

Finally, I’d like to thank each and every member of IGDA Denmark for their support and efforts over the past year. I look very much forward to continuing to play my part in helping the local community, both through direct efforts and through collaboration with others in the region.

Best regards,

David Mariner.

IGDA General Assembly 2011 call

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Dear IGDA members and friends,

Because the location of the General Assembly was not announced in the previous invite – we are now calling for a new General Assembly. The meeting is open for everyone and we hope very much to see new volunteers, as we will need help for many of our IGDA activities such as Nordic Game Jam, Special Interest Group and Leadership Forum Europe.

The General Assembly will be at held at:
Location: Cantina, Pilestræde 43, 3rd floor, 1112 Copenhagen K
Date & time : 5th of May, 18:00 – 19:30

Please have the following options in mind:
If you want to run for a Board position you need to have an international IGDA membership before the General Assembly. You can get an international membership here:http://www.igda.org/
If you want to be eligible to vote you need at least a local membership through IGDA DK. You can get the local membership on the actual General Assembly meeting
According to §9.2 in the bylaws “Proposal to amend the statutes shall be received by the Board the latest one week before the meeting”. Proposals can be mailed to tax@igda.dk

The agenda for the General Assembly is:

1. Choice of conductor
2. Choice keeper
3. Report of the Chairman and approval by
4. Cashier’s fourth report and its approval
5. Set quota
6. Election of Board
7. Election of auditor and deputy auditor
8. Proposals
9. Adoption of how to become a member should be added to the bylaws by vote

Looking forward to seeing you all.

Best regards,
IGDA DK

[Unity SIG] Unity Special Interest Group Launch!

Dear all members of the IGDA,

We are proud to announce our new Unity Special Interest Group!

In collaboration with Unity Technologies we are arranging successive Special Interest Group meetings in March and April 2011. The meetings are open and free of charge.

The intention of these successive SIG meetings is partly to introduce people to Unity – but also to create a discussion around the specific areas of the engine. So there will be some content for beginners as well as advanced Unity users.

The meetings will take place at IT University on Thursdays in March and April from 18:00 – 21:00.

Each SIG meeting will be a 3-hour session divided into the following:

18:00 – 20:00 Unity Talk & Demo
20:00 – 21:00 Discussion & Hands-on assistance

For the discussion part of the SIG meetings we would like to hear about your ideas on how you see the Unity engine in the future. Please come forward with any ideas, suggestions and wishes.

For the hands-on assistance, which will take place at the same time as the discussion, we encourage people to bring their laptops and projects, as you will be able to get individual guidance by the Unity people for specific issues and questions that you might have for your project.

Please put a big note in your calendar on the following dates below!

What:

Unity Multi SIG Meetings in March and April

When:

Thursday 10 March @ 18:00 – 21:00
Topic: Unity Internal

Thursday 17 March @ 18:00 – 21:00
Topic: Scene Construction & AI

Thursday 24 March @ 18:00 – 21:00
Topic: Audio & Network & Physics

Thursday 31 March @ 18:00 – 21:00
Topic: Animation & 3D

Thursday 07 April @ 18:00 – 21:00
Topic: Shader

Thursday 14 April @ 18:00 – 21:00
Topic: GUI

Where:

IT University (meet at Reception)
Rued langgaardsvej 7,
2300 Copenhagen S

For any questions – feel free to mail Nevin Eronde at ne@igda.dk.

After the meetings we will go out socializing, mingling and hanging out with a nice, cold beer at:

Café Langebro
Islands Brygge 1B
2300 København S

Looking forward to seeing you all!

Best regards,
The Unity Team & IGDA DK

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IGDA DK Special Interest Groups
The Special Interest Groups are networking groups for people with a professional interest in a special area of game development. The groups facilitate networking & sharing of knowledge through regular events.

Nordic Game Jam Update!

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The organizers of Nordic Game Jam are  happy to announce that the participants can compete doing Board Games! The foundation of computer games!
Now is your chance to create your own game during the NGJ 2011! Come and feel the power and freedom of game design and execution in its purest form. The board game track is open to everyone with a passion or just a curiosity in creating an analogue game. No computer skills required!

Additionally director Suvi Andrea Helminen http://suvi.dk/ is doing a research for a documentary regarding Nordic Game Jam 2011. She would like to get in touch with all of you who are going to participate in the game jam in order to get some insight into the event – newbees as well as veterans!

We hope that you are willing to have a meeting with her and share your previous experiences or hopes for the future game jams. The meetings will take place at the IT University in Game Lab 3B, 3rd floor, Games Department on the following dates:

  • 8 December 2010 from 16:00 to 19:00
  • 9 December 2010 from 16:00 to 19:00
  • 13 December 2010 from 10:00 to 16:00

Feel free to contact Suvi at mail@suvi.dk or 22 38 28 58 and say if you would like to come by and at what time.

For the sign up, sponsorship and news updates on the event – please check out the web site http://nordicgamejam.org

Looking forward to seeing you all for a smashing game jam!

Best regards,
The Nordic Game Jam Team

Welcome to IGDA.dk

Welcome to the new web site of IGDA.dk! Stay tuned for updates, events and bar meetings!

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