Does the world need another video game featuring nazis? Jörg Friedrich and Paintbucket Games thinks so. Their game tells a story we have never played before. In ”Through the Darkest of Times” they tell the story of ordinary citizens in Berlin, resisting the nazis during World War II. It’s a game you can’t really win, since you can’t change history. Instead you try to hold on to your dignity and keep morale up, while hopefully saving a few lives in the process. The game was published by HandyGames of THQ Nordic, and won a German Computer Games Award for Best Serious Game in 2020.
Nathalie, Hannah and Anna grew up as nerdy girls, not really finding their place in the world. Not until they realized that making games was actually a job. And that they were good at it.
Include, share and encourage. It’s not that complicated to be a middle aged senior game developer and still be a nice person online. Henrik Jonsson even received an award for his demeanor, and he has some simple advice.
Per-Arne Lundberg wanted to help students start their own game studios. The idea was to take care of all the boring stuff for them, and let them focus on the creative part. It started small, but today it has blossomed into Amplifier Game Invest.
Kicki Wallje Lund left home when she was fifteen. Her parents told her she would never make it on her own. That was 50 years ago and Kick-Ass Kicki is still proving them wrong, every day.
He sold his first video games from his parents’ house in the ’80s. In the ’90s he started Austrias first video games company. Then he met a most annoying Swedish businessman. Twice.