The jury represents the most hard-working participants at the Gotland Game Conference (save for our students, naturally). Jurors travel from near and far to listen to our students’ presentations a day before the conference even starts, and to play all of the student productions on the show floor.
Each members brings their own set of experience and expertise, and share that insight directly with the students during the presentations. This is followed by two days of hard labor where each jury member needs to play enough to provide meaningful written feedback (as well as numeric scores) on each game. These scores does not affect student grades, of course, but are an integral part of the GGC Awards and for our students’ learning outcomes!
The jury is absolutely massive, as they need to cover all three years of our education!
Without further ado, here is the complete 2017 Jury!
- Anton Albiin, Association of Swedish Game Developers
- Bonnie Ruberg, UC Irvine
- Chris Franklin, Errant Signal
- Doris Rusch, DePaul University
- Maria Guadalupe Alvarez, Högskolan i Skövde
- Joakim Sjöberg, Odd Raven Studios
- Joshua Juvrud, Uppsala University
- Martine Pedersen, IndSpark
- Mattias “Ditto” Dittrich, Art in Heart
- Mike Sellers, Indiana University
- Richard Bartle, University of Essex
- Sabine Harrer, University of Vienna
- Samson Wiklund, Diversi
- Patrick Seibert, Founder: indiecouch.org
- Travis C. Parrott, Westlaw Legal Solutions
- Fred Ström, Pixel Ferrets
- Jens Berglind, Might and Delight
- Joakim Andreasson, Paradox Development Studio
- Jona Marklund, KJ Interactive
- Martin Greip, Eat Create Sleep
- Max Tiilikainen, iGotcha Studios
- Olof Wallentin, Starbreeze Studios
- Pernilla Sparrhult, Paradox Development Studio
- Peter Stråhle, Might and Delight
- Sigrid Svederoth, Cortopia AB
- Teddy Sjöström, Pixel Ferrets
Thommy Siverman, Electronic Arts
- Tobias Wahlberg, TOB-E GAMES
- Vilya Svensson, Pixel Ferrets
- Ylva Ljungqvist, Paradox Development Studio
Bold is GAME alumni – welcome back! 🙂
And thanks in advance to all the jurors for taking the time – and putting up the effort – to help improve our students, our education, and our medium!