The nominees for the Swedish game Awards 2015 have been announced, and there’s a whole lot of Futuregamers in the mix! Hooray! Now, let us introduce our fantastic nominees:
Adventure on Clover Island
Adventure on Clover Island is an homage to the classic platformer giants like Ratchet & Clank and Jak & Daxter. It revolves around the genderless hero who tries to stop the evil C.R.T. (Cranky Robot Television) from using Clover Islands natural resources in order to get rich.
Discover the hidden gadgets located around the island and use them to suit your playstyle as you progress throughout the game. With gadgets like the Crushing Ball, the Speed Sphere, The Jump Pad and the Hover Wing there is something for every platform enthusiast.
Kalle Nyström, Jacob Lundgren and Eric Sjösten
Ida Tengs Sviggum, Johan Åberg, Evelina Kolovou, Jakob Gavelli and Erik Rading.
Adventure on Clover Island is nominated for: Best Execution in Art Game of the Year
The Hungry Maw From Outer Space
The Earth is under siege by The Hungry Maw From Outer Space, a gigantic flying alien with a huge appetite. All hope seems to be lost for humanity. Luckily you’re on the winning side.
Wreak havoc upon the city with several weapons of mass destruction, crush the opposing army and devour all the tasty humans to increase your power.
Laura de Llorens, Ivan Höök and Manne Cederborg.
Oskar Karlsson, Toli Andersröd, Samuel Lotfi, Susanna Wesslund and Johan Sällström.
The Hungry Maw from Outer Space is nominated for: Game of the Year
Liroi is an open world exploration game where you take control of a small flying robot. Explore a mysterious world of floating islands trying to free your trapped friends. Search the detailed landscapes for hidden rooms and hard to reach clifftop ruins. Collecting all the crystals is the only way to break the curse.
Felix Englundh, Colin Lane, Daniel Asperen and Kristina Wikholm.
Albina Schultz, Jacob Segerstedt, Jason Turner and Oscar Stampe.
Liroi is nominated for: Best Execution in Art
Rymdresa is a side project made by Vendela Carlberg Larsson, from Futuregames2013, and Kim Gunnarsson. While Rymdresa isn’t a Futuregames game project, we’re still rooting for Futuregamer Vendela!
Rymdresa is nominated for: Best Technical Execution Best Execution in Audio Game of the Year
The winners will be announced at a SGA event later on in June. You can read more about the Swedish Game Awards here: gameawards.se
Due to the overwhelming amount of applications, interviews of potential students will be slightly delayed. Invites for interviews will be sent out on June 1. The interviews themselves will take place on June 10 and 11.
Thank you for your patience, future game developers!
Earlier this month, Futuregames2014 got started on Game Project 3. The students were divided up into 5 teams and have a total of 7 weeks to build a PC game based on the classic HC Anderssen fairytale about the ugly duckling. This game project is done in collaboration with Might & Delight, and should be aimed towards their audience.
The finished game projects will be submitted to a jury of game industry proffesionals on the final day, by the end of June.
Last week, the eleventh annual Nordic Game Conference was held in Malmö, Sweden. While members of Futuregames were there, we’d like to take a moment to talk about Diversi!
Futuregames is part of Diversi, a project originally created by the Swedish games Industry, working towards increased diversity within games. This year, Diversi teamed up with the NGC, to continue their excellent work through positive reinforcement and representation. For further reading about Diversi, we recommend a visit to their website: diversi.nu
At the event, Diversi held a diversity focused mixer and a very interesting panel on how to make the world a better place through diversity, with participants representing a mix of AAA, indie, mobile and education sectors.
In an effort to fortify the prescence of women in the games industry, Diversi received the opportunity to send female students from nordic games educations to Nordic Game Conference 2015. Vendela Carlberg-Larsson, Game Design student from Futuregames2013, was one of the students that Diversi was able to send to the conference.
The purpose of this was to increase representation of women at industry events, as well as provide the student with possibilities to grow their network and ease the transition from being a student to being a game industry proffesional.
Diversi’s events at The Nordic Game Conference were sponsored by Intel. Thank you for helping us make the game industry a better place for everyone!