Successfully returning from the Vikings, I would like to tell you something about my adventures at the Nordic Game Conference in Malmö, Sweden, which took place between the 23rd and 25th of May. Starting our Quest at the InnoGames HQ in Hamburg, we were of course aware of the rough Nordic weather and therefore prepared. Imagine our surprise when we arrived in Malmö and it was a lovely 24° Celsius and amazing sunshine. Only hesitantly did we enter the Slagthuset, Location of the 2012 Nordic Games. But the huge complex was impressive (and cold) enough to distract us from what we missed outside. In the evening, we joined the Indie Party and for the first time realized what we would comment on with astonishment several more times in the following days: Swedes, or maybe Nordic people in general are the nicest, most relaxed folks in the world. No Viking attitude, but chilling, polite people, even in crowded rooms!
The next two days, we had a pretty packed schedule. Attending talks, meeting journalists, telling all the interested visitors of our booth everything they need to know about InnoGames. Especially, of course, showing them our games. We also answered lots of questions about our Job opportunities (25 open positions at the moment, go check it out on our job page!). And of course, we had to be present at some, ahem “official events”, where we, following the advice of one of the speakers, “drank all the beer” in order to get to know a couple of people and learning more about their game development backgrounds. Luckily, our Danish Game Designer Thomas accompanied me and introduced me to some of his old buddies.