This article is part of the weekly “This Week in Games” article-series on Nordic Game Bits. The purpose of the series is to collect and wrap-up all the news that we did not cover with a full article on NordicGameBits form the past weeks.
For the past 27 weeks, many of you have tuned in to read the “This Week on Twitter” articles week after week. After such a long run, however, we thought it was about time to shake things up. Introducing: This Week in Games! This new article series will highlight all the news we did not cover on NordicGameBits for the past week.
The reason for the change is that we feel that the Nordic games industry is thriving and growing at such a pace, that not everything receives the spotlight on NordicGameBits that it deserves. Plain simply because not everything can be covered with a full-fledged article. But this is fantastic news! It shows that the industry is doing better than ever before.
We appreciate any and all feedback on the new format, and please let us know if you miss the “This Week on Twitter” articles too much. We might bring them back some day 😉
Quantum physic games to help invent the quantum computer
Very few have probably thought about the fact that playing a computer game could help invent the quantum computer. But that’s exactly what a team of scientists at Aarhus University in Denmark are trying to do. With the tag-line: “Learn about physics and help us build the future quantum computer”, they will use your computers processing power to complete various calculations necessary for building a quantum PC.
You can play the games here.
Trial Fusion Sells over 1.7 million copies
Finnish RedLynx studio’s Trial Fusion has now sold over 1.7 million copies on PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360, publisher Ubisoft announced this week as they release a new DLC with new tracks, challenges, trophies, multiplayer tracks and more.
Colossal Order’s city builder game Cities: Skylines was released
The Cities: Skylines game by Finnish Colossal Order was finally released, and immediately after the launch, it already received a lot of praise from e.g. pcgamer.
Trine 3 announcement trailer released
From one Finnish studio to another. Frozenbyte games released a Trine 3 trailer recently as well. The original games sold over 7 million copies.
Stormblades cinematic trailer
Last on the list this week is Danish Kiloo’s cinematic trailer for Stormblades. The video was just uploaded to Youtube, and the game is set for release on iOS and Android next week.