Inspiration

Hi all,

as your planning of Nordic Game Day is under way, a list of ideas from attendees might be a good thing.

Let the inspiration flow.. post your ideas in the FaceBook group ‘Nordic Game Day’ or on Twitter @nordicgd #ngd14

  • Workshops – how to create your own game (both digital and board games)
  • guest speaks from game journalists/critics, players, developers ect.
  • show games that youth have created during the fall using ‘Scratch’
  • participate in the international Gosspip game and MineCraft…
  • compete in FIFA on PS4 and Mario kart on Wii
  • Board games tournaments
  • Icehockey tournament on NES
  • Play with Oculus rift goggles
  • 3D print games
  • Apps games for different divices
  • cooperate with local boardgames clubs
  • Live roleplaying game
  • Exhibite – game development timeline
  • Bigger bookpile battle
  • Event with e-sports clans
  • Play board games
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Open call

Nordic Game Day 2014
unites the nordic libraries in a playful way

Are you a game critic/journalist wanting to do game related talks, a game developer eager to show off your games or facilitate a workshop, or are you ‘just’ an enthusiastic player with stories to tell? Then Nordic Game Day might be the place for you to do it!

This annual event is once again supported by Nordic Game Institute and The Nordic Council of Ministers. It will run in the nordic libraries on November 15th 2014 (The same day as International Game Day).

The goal is to have the public libraries all over the Nordic region put extra focus on games as a medium – both physical board games and the digital kind – for just one day. This is to show the patrons and the world, that games are a established medium that belongs in the libraries now and in the future.

The previous years has proven great ideas from the libraries. There have been a nordic competition in computer games, where the user have competed against each other, they have taken part in The Global gossip game, there have been game related talks, workshops, and other playful concepts. But there is allways room for more great concepts and ideas – let it flow..

For more information on how to get booked and be a part of it, please contact project lead, Lone Munkeberg on lhmunkeberg@gmail.com – the sooner the better…

Finally – feel more than free to share this invite in your network!

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Registration for the 2014 edition is now open

Now is the time to mark the calendar, set the sails and register for Nordic GameDay 2014.
Click the Sign up! menu and fill in the form – and you will be all set to go.
Join us – it will be fun!

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Nordic Game Day 2014 is on with new project-lead

Hi everyone,

Heads up for the Nordic Gameday 2014! :)

This truly epic event will once again take place in the Nordic libraries, and this year on November 15th – together with the International Games Day across the whole world. Make sure to mark the date in your calendar.

I will be passing on the role as project lead to a brillant colleague of mine – Lone Munkeberg (DK). Lone has been working in and around the game industry for the last 17
years, she is truly cool AND she is a librarian.

News on where to sign up, how, who and why, will come from Lone shortly – so keep an eye on this webpage (nordicgameday.com), and the Nordic Gameday Facebook group.

You can reach Lone at lhmunkeberg AT gmail.com or through the Facebook group.

But for now, this is Thomas, signing off – but really looking forward to Nordic Game Day 2014:)

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Winners of Nordic Game Day Tournament in Wonderputt

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Hole-in-many! Thanks for participating in the Wonderputt-tournament at Nordic Game Day, and as always the race for the 1. place was really REALLY tight.

But in a cozy 1. place comes….

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NORWAY!

Here the player Erlend scored 174000 points on Verdal Library. Pretty awesome round og Wonderputting, and the PlayStation 4 goes to Verdal (when it launches). Congratulations!

2. place went to….

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DENMARK!

At Tårnby Bibliotek the player Allaha aced a highscore of 172579 points thus grapping the cool prizes with 3 board games and 1 game of his own choice. Way to go!

And finally 3. place goes to….

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NORWAY! Sorry Sweden!

The player Etreati mastered a highscore of 151713 at Levanger Library. One board game is en route to Norway. Congrats!

Lastly a huge thank you all for putting up the tournament and doing Nordic Game Day in 2013. We´ll see you next year, and maybe even to a whole Nordic Game Week?

Mark your calendars for Saturday November 15h 2014 – because it´s where the next International Games Day kicks off – and we want the Nordics to be a bigger part of it next year.

Thanks to all the participating Wonderputt-players and the awesome librarians, who put up the tournament.

All the winners and libraries have been contacted by email.

See all the submitted highscores here.

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Highscores for Wonderputt – Nordic Game Day 2013

174000 Verdal bibliotek Norway
172579 Tårnby Kommunebiblioteker Denmark
151713 Levanger Bibliotek Norge
149789 Smedjebackens bibliotek Sweden
148689 Fremtidens Borgerhus / Vallensbæk Bibliotek Denmark
146741 Tidaholms stadsbibliotek Sweden
145755 Taastrup Bibliotek Denmark
143713 Fjell folkeboksamling Norway
142621 Varde Bibliotek Denmark
141704 Bornholms Biblioteker Denmark
139550 Asker bibliotek Norway
137753 Vefsn bibliotek Norway
136665 Lerums bibliotek Sweden
136649 Lollandbibliotekerne Denmark
135532 Utsira Folkebibliotek Norge
132741 Drammen bibliotek Norway
132697 Lambertseter bibliotek Norway
131752 Tornio City Library Finland
130706 Deichmanske bibliotek, Furuset filial Norway
129511 Bibliografen Bagsværd Danmark
128701 Kristinehamns bibliotek Sweden
127056 Hammerfest bibliotek Norway
126626 Bergen Public Library Norway
126550 Skiptvet bibliotek Norway
124280 Åsane filial, Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek Norge
116570 Gentofte Hovedbibliotek Denmark
109368 Aarhus Hovedbibliotek Danmark
109245 Lidköping Sweden
96330 Biblioteket i Ekerö Centrum Sverige (Sweden)
78630 Lørenskog bibliotek Norway
70677 Tegelbrukets bibliotek sweden
63650 Ishøj bibliotek danmark
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Pictures from Nordic Game Day 2013

Game ON! Nordic Game Day 2013 is a wrap, and it´s great to see so many cool pictures of games in all sorts and sizes from libraries all over the Nordic region – se below for some of the highlights – and do drop a link in the comments below, if you have pictures online from Nordic Game Day 2013 at your library.

Tomorrow we´ll announce the winners of the Wonderputt-tournament – stay tuned… :)

From Asker Library in Norway – chess, pingpong, Wonderputt1424336_10202507176980280_728798318_n 1451497_10202507169300088_784876207_n

From Bagsværd library in Denmark – view more pictures HERE

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From Aarhus Library in Denmark – view more pictures HERE

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From Gentofte Library in Denmark – Sphero, old home consoles, arcade-machines, FIFA-tournaments and a visit from the Danish game developer Logic Artists with their new game Expeditions: Conquistador.

foto 1 foto 2From Vallensbæk Library in Denmark – view more pictures HERE

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