Swedish games education, Future Games, will be organizing their Future Summer 2015 event this week, where you can meet the winners of Swedish Game Awards 2015’s Game of the Year award among other Future Games students and their games.
The event takes place on June 26th from 14:00 and until late evening, which means at least till 00:00 – according to the invitation, and is completely free of charge to attend. The event is presented as a casual indie game event along with a chance to meet people from the Unreal Engine 4 team, who’ll be presenting at the event and host the after-party.
Throughout the day, you can expect to meet the teams behind and get to play with games such as Rymdresa, Adventure on Clover Island, Rope Rumble, The Solus Project, Spellsworn, Adventure Box, Bell Ringer, Twinsouls, A story about my uncle, and more!
Oh, and the after-party involves free drinks and snacks.
The full schedule is as follows:
14:00-15:30 Future Games Presentations
16:00-16:45 Developers Speed Presentations
17:30-19:00 Unreal Engine Evening
19:00-00:00 Unreal after party!
In 7 short years, the two game education programs offered by Future Games have already proven their worth and ability to provide aspiring game developers with a great education.
“FutureGames is a two year long higher vocational game development education located in Stockholm, Sweden. Futuregames opened its doors in September 2008. On average, we take on 36 students per year and to this day over 80% of our graduated students now have jobs in the industry”, Sanna Valapuro from Future Games says to Nordic Game Bits.
As a very tangible proof hereof, one of their student projects actually won two awards at the Swedish Game Awards 2015 earlier this year. The game is called Adventure on Clover Island and has been developed by Right Nice Productions.
The game, which won both the “Game of the Year” and “Best Execution in Art” awards, will be playable at the Future Summer 2014 event.
The popularity of the programs offered by Future Games can also easily be seen when looking at the overwhelming amount of applications they received from hopeful gamedevs-to-be.
This year, the two programs offered by Future Games, 3D Graphics and Game Design, saw a combined 450 applications, an official blog post states.
“We had an astounding 450 applications this year and as the amount of applications increase, so does the average skill level. This means that the competition is harder, because we only have a limited amount of spots each year. Many of the applications that do get turned down did not get rejected because they weren’t qualified enough, but because someone else was slightly better suited.”
This weekend’s free event takes place at Åsögatan 117, 116 24 Stockholm, Sweden, and you can read more here.