2017 Signups Are Open

This year, we’re back to a more traditional sign up procedure. Put your information in the form. Get a spot.

UPDATE: We’re at capacity. Signups from now on will go on the standby list. 

Form is here. 

Per usual, Martin will confirm your spot manually. This might take a little while. Once we go past our max you’ll go on the standby list instead.

More information is available on the 2017 event page. 

Announcing NMS 2017

2016 was a strange year for No More Sweden. It was the first in eight without one.

2017 will not be having that problem, as we’ve nailed down a date and a place for this years edition.
We’ll be back at good old STPLN in Malmö the weekend of June 9-10-11.

The date is a little bit earlier than usual, but that’s the way it had to be. We hope you can still make it.

Signups will open at a later date, along with more information regarding schedules and such. Count on a small pre-beer on the Thursday, things starting up on Friday after lunch and then closing down on Sunday afternoon.

If you want to be notified when sign ups open, you can sign up to email announcements here, if you’ve attended in the past, your email is probably on there already. You can also follow us on the Facebooks and Twitters.

Announcing NMS2015

Mission Statement

NMS started with twelve guys in a basement in 2008, we’ve come a long way since then, as have games as a whole. The past years we’ve peaked at almost a hundred participants, each making all kinds of strange and wonderful things.
The event has always tried to be as inclusive as possible, mainly by staying completely free.

However, looking back at the list of participants of previous years it’s looking all too homogeneous, in many ways reflecting our industry at large. We want to be a part of a change for the better, so starting with the 2015 event we’re changing things up.

The first step is the sign up process, instead of assigning seats on a first-come first-serve basis, we will now open up for “requests” for a one week period. After that the organizers will try to distribute spots in the best possible manner.
Signing up early is still important, but it no longer guarantees you a spot.
Once the spots have been assigned you will be notified (even if you didn’t get a spot) and can start booking your trip/accommodation.

A waiting list will be kept in case the venue fills up before everyone gets a spot.

A new thing for 2015 is the possibility to sign up as a group. Pick a unique group name together with a maximum of three friends and we’ll treat you as a single entity. This means you no longer have to worry about your friends getting a spot and you being without.
Please don’t make groups bigger than four people.

The second step is our adaptation of a Safer Space Policy. It’s far too easy not to consider your fellow participants experience when you are in a place you’re comfortable in. By explicitly stating that any harassment is unacceptable, we hope to remind participants to be on their best behavior and consider everyone’s experience while at No More Sweden.

You can read the full policy here.

This year, we’re back at STPLN in Malmö. The dates are 17th to 19th of July.

SIGN UP FORM IS HERE

Practical information can be found at the event page.

Winners and full game list

The top voted game this year with 17% of the votes was BJERN by Kian Bashiri and Maria Norkvist.

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In second place came I LOVE HORSE by Mårten Brüggemann and Martin Jonasson.

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The third top voted game was A Fistfull of Blueberries by Emil Nilsson, Martin Rasmusson, Rasmus Jarl and Linus.

Presenting the games!

The jam ends at 12:00! Hand in the games at Unicorn 7.

Everyone will have the chance to present their games in front of the audience. After that you will be able to walk around in the venue, try out the games and vote for your favorite.

At 15:00 the winner is revealed and we start cleaning up the place.

 

Speakers and program for Friday

10:00 The venue opens

13:00 No More Sweden 2014 begins, general information and talks

  • Jasmine Lyman – Venue info: What is Collaboratory?
  • Arvi Teikari – Making a Metroidvania: What I Learned
  • Erik Svedäng & Niklas Åkerblad – Else Heart Break: 3 Years Later
  • Joel Nyström – Ittle Dew 2
  • Hugo Bille & Ulf Hartelius – Residue: Too Ambitious?
  • Kjell Håftén – Dataspelsakademin (Videogame Academy), the Automat festival and Others
  • Mårten Brüggemann – Something About Children
  • Niklas Ström – Vomit Crabs
  • Dajana Dimovska – Affordable Space Adventures
  • Jonatan Söderström – Hotline Miami 2
  • Erik Einebrant – Tools at Your Disposal

15:00-ish Forming of groups, pulling words out of a jar, the jam starts!

Hype!

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It’s only a few days until No More Sweden!!! Don’t forget the pre-party on Thursday evening, we will be at Jerntorgets Brygghus from 18:00. The actual jam starts with talks at 13:00 on Friday but the venue will be open from 10:00.

The boat that goes from the venue (station Lindholmspiren) to Järntorget crashed into the pier and is currently suspended. This means that it might be slightly harder to get to and from the jam than was planned. All the buses and some other boats still go though. For travel directions and ticket information, check out www.vasttrafik.se.

Also, if anyone still hasn’t arranged with a place to sleep, contact Erik at erik.svedang@gmail.com. The @NoMoreSweden twitter account is also good for any questions you might have.

See you all soon!