February 22, 2008

The Nordic Game Program Gains Interest

Thirty Nordic game developers, publishers, and industry organizations – hailing from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden – occupy Booth 5605 in the North Hall, the largest exhibition space at GDC 2008. The Nordic Game Program includes; three game developers from Denmark and the Danish developers’ organization; a Finnish developers’ organization, Finnish funding agency, and seven developers from Finland; nine exhibitors from Sweden and an industry organization; one developer from Iceland; and seven companies and organizations (including an investment group) from Norway.
The Nordic region’s GDC line-up this spring includes:


Brilliantly Blonde

Bugbear Entertainment of Finland

CCP Games of Iceland

Chat Republic Games of Finland

Industry organization Dataspelsbranschen from Sweden

Norwegian developer ESP Group

E-sports Nordic

Game Incubator
The Institute of Informatics at Hedmark University College in Norway
Finnish developer Housemarque

The Swedish developer Illuminate Labs

The Norwegian investment organization Innovasjon Norge

Kuuasema, a Finnish mobile game development studio

Muskedunder Interactive of Sweden

The membership-based Finnish developers’ organization, Neogames

Nordic Softsales
Swedish developer Pan Vision Games
Power Challenge, a Swedish developer

The Danish producers’ organization, Producentforeningen

Ravn Studio, a Norwegian concept developer and producer of computer games

Rovio, a Finnish developers

Spillprodusentforeningen, the Norwegian developers’ organization
Tekes, a Finnish funding agency
Univ Gotland of Sweden

Zeitguyz, a Danish developer

The group exhibition in the Nordic Game Pavilion is a project of the Nordic Game Program which also will occupy space in the booth and which is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers.