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Spiros Kessaris and Gustav Linder, Swedish Game Awards.

Swedish Game Awards meet students in Skellefteå

Published: 21 January 2015

Computer Game Development- and Computer Graphics Students at Luleå University of Technology visits Skellefteå to promote this year's event. SGA is today The Nordic countries largest event in its category.

News for this year is the category "Best Diversity Effort". It is a collaboration with Diversity and involves's equality issues. Games "outside the box" will be awarded in this category.

- We want to include all minority groups such as the Sami history, games for people with visual impairments, etc. says Gustav Linder

Categories 2015

Game of the Year
Gamers' Choice
Diversity Best Effort
Best Execution in Art
Best Execution in Audio
Best Execution in Design
Best Execution in Narrative
Best Execution in Design
Best Technical Execution

What is the price for the winners?

-We're working on it, says Gustav Linder. Usually it is 10-20.000 SEK per category. Most important is that the winner will receive services, coaching and business contacts, for example, the possibility to get pitch their game for Dice.

SGA´s main partners are King, Dice and Arrowhead Game Studios. We have already several companies who will participate in SGA 2015 i.e. Rovio, Paradox, Avalanche, MAF Interactive, says Gustav Linder.

The company Arrowhead was started by students at Luleå University of Technology in Skellefteå, which in 2008 won the prestigious title of "Game of the Year" with their game Magicka. They had in January 2012 sold over 1.3 million copies of their game and the company hade 21 employees.

 

Important dates

Deadline for submission, May 28, 2015

June 16. The Gala evening at Nalen in Stockholm, where the winners are designated. Earlier that day the nominees show their games to the public at the Student Expo.