In a mere 14 days we’ll all be together in Malmö, getting geared up to make some nice video games all weekend.
Before that, there’s the preparty. It’s going to be at Malmö Brewing co. & Taproom from 18 or so on June 8th. You don’t need a spot for the jam to come to the party, we’ve got plenty of room too, so bring a friend.
We’re going to have talks this year, and there’s still a few slots if you feel like you’ve got something to share. Talks are typically short (max 10 mins), so even smaller topics can get a chance to be heard. E-mail Erik and let him know you’re interested.
Finally, I want to remind everyone that STPLN is right next to a world class skate park. There’s also a couple of bouldering, uh, rocks? And, naturally, the ocean is just a short walk away. Bring appropriate gear!
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.
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.
Here’s the best 20 seconds from each game presentation, I made a full edit but it ended up at almost an hour, so it felt like complete overkill. I had to cut the board games because they made no sense when presented that quickly.
The attentive jammer also notices the International Local Multiplayer Championships planned for Saturday night. Since everyone’s been making multiplayer games lately, we figured NMS would be a great venue to challenge each other in the games we’ve made. We’ll figure out more details during the jam, but make sure to bring any zany games you’ve made and we’ll shout about them some.
If the gods of internet smile upon us, we’ll live stream the entire thing too.
Oh, and since the weathers’ looking promising, don’t forget your swimwear!