We are very pleased to introduce you all to yet another new member to our board of education: Dan Thronström, senior producer at Avalanche Studios. Let’s ask him a couple of questions shall we?
Hello there, Dan! Tell us a little bit about yourself?
My name is Dan Thronström, but most people in the industry knows me as Dante. I have a bachelors degree in Media with game design as a major from the University of Skövde. I have been working in the game industry for 8 years, mostly as a Senior Producer with teams ranging from teams of 10 to 120 people. I love to work with people passionate about games and of course games are a big part of my life.
What are your thoughts about FutureGames?
I think that it is one of the best practial oriented education institutions in Sweden and at Avalanche Studios we are very happy to have a great relationship with Future Games. We have had great response from the students on our guest lectures and mentorship program and we have had excellent LIA interns at the studio.
What do educations like ours mean for the video game industry (the Swedish one in particular)?
I think that the more practially oriented education programs are a great addition to the academic educations. Students gets a lot of time with game projects hands-on, which is the best way to gain knowledge and experience. Also the LIA internship is an excellent way for students to get a head start in their game dev career and for us it is a great way to tutor and show students how it is done in “the real world”.
Welcome to Futuregames, Dante. We’re excited to have you with us!