Nordic Game 2008 headlines

Analysts: Microsoft’s efforts “disastrous”

A panel of analysts at the Nordic Game 2008 pulled no punches and labelled Microsoft’s attempts to break into the casual market as “disastrous”, Eurogamer reports. David Cole from DFC Intelligence together with Nick Parker, who runs Parker Consulting, and an analyst from Screen Digest were all united in their condemnation of Microsoft predicting that […]

  • Nordic Game attendance up 38% in 2008

    Nordic Game’s announced that attendance for this year’s event was up 38% over last year’s to 1,200. Delegates from more than 300 companies attended the show, which formed a platform to 110 speakers. Press release after the link.

  • Nordic Game: Children badly served by games, says TT head

    In his Nordic Game keynote, Traveller’s Tales boss Jonathan Smith said that lack of proper titles for children led him to create the Lego Star Wars series, according to GI report. “We believed that children were very badly served by the games they were being given,” he said. “As parents at the time with children […]

  • Nordic Game: Lego Star Wars has sold 18 million units, says TT boss

    Traveller’s Tales boss Jonathan Smith has kicked off this year’s Nordic Game by just telling attendees that the Lego Star Wars series has achieved sales of 18 million units to date. Expect more from the Swedish show throughout the day.

  • Network to debut at Nordic Game

    The Network will debut at next week’s Nordic Game, the site’s announced. The Scandinavian event will host the launch of the Network’s event section, where delegates will be able to make the most of the conference by connecting with other attendees online and arranging meetings with them at the event. All speakers, press and […]

  • Silent Hill chap to speak at Nordic Game

    Siren and Silent Hill developer Keiichiro Toyama is to speak at Nordic Game 2008, the conference confirmed this morning, as will Tameem Antoniades, co-founder of Ninja Theory. The programme’s starting to look pretty good, in truth. Jet Set Radio Future guy Ryuuta Ueda, EVE Online boss Hilmar Pétursson and Age of Conan’s Jørgen Tharaldsen will […]

  • Rein to speak at Nordic Game 2008

    Epic head Mark Rein is to speak in the business and production track at this year’s Nordic Game. Rein will sit on a round-table discussion called Art of the Deal, which will focus on the publisher pitching process. Othe panelists include MGS business development director Peter Zetterberg, Ross Erickson, VP acquisitions at Sierra Online, studio […]

  • Traveller's Tales boss to keynote Nordic Game

    According to this, Traveller’s Tales boss Jonathan Smith will be headlining Nordic Game 2008 with a talk called “Putting the Pieces in Play”. We’re sure it’ll include all the Lego you can handle. Rob Kay and Ryan Lesser from Harmonix are also going to be speaking, and will be bringing some “special guests”, apparently, presumably […]

  • Edge and Next-Gen join GI as Nordic Game media sponsors

    Both Edge and Next-Gen have been named as media sponsors of this year’s Nordic Game. The Future publications will join Eurogamer Network’s, now on its third year as a main media partner for the event, as show supporters. Nordic Game is probably the greatest trade show in the world. It’s the most non-bullshit expo […]