Innovative Skill-Up Program gets support from leading industry lights from all over the world and big names including Sega, Ubisoft & Dice
Mid Sweden’s newest gaming hub, rapidly making its mark on the international stage, today revealed top names from leading global game companies who are flocking to support one of Europe’s most exciting upskilling opportunities for prospective game industry employees. Mentors from Ubisoft, Paradox Interactive, and Sega are amongst the first to bring their expertise to Game ON’s ambitious Skill-Up participants. The impressive roster of industry mentors continues to grow, offering unparalleled expertise and unique insights to the Game ON programme.
Mentors, including industry giant Ubisoft, will supply invaluable industry insight, feedback, and support throughout the year. With a host of experienced people leading this programme the participants are in a unique position where the mentors can directly advise on all aspects of how to develop a career within the gaming industry, whether that be business development, marketing, pitching, and other key areas for a successful game development strategy.
A large part of the success of Game ON Mid Sweden can be attributed to Patty Toledo, the irrepressible leader of the program who has tapped into her international network to recruit some of the best mentors in the industry: “Mid Sweden is the most up and coming area for the games industry, and to get the support from such innovative companies, on a global scale, to participate in the Skill-Up program amplifies to the rest of the world that mid-Sweden is now on the map”, said Toledo.. “The SkillUp program is the most comprehensive program that mid-Sweden has to offer, consolidating future thriving careers in Sweden’s growing games industry, and taking them to the next level.”
Game ON is a huge attraction for international participants who are looking for a breath of fresh air after a year of industry turmoil. The beautiful area of Västernorrland offers the perfect place to invest in individual development and contribute to the thriving Swedish economy. This rapidly growing gaming hub will undoubtedly attract participants that recognise the great potential that mid-Sweden has to offer for the gaming industry, and who are determined to gain more knowledge and experience within this $180 billion industry.
With Game ON’s new pool of mentors, they have the opportunity to teach and train the future of prospective games industry talent and will contribute enormously to the future of gaming. For candidates, the wealth of knowledge that mentors are looking to pass down is an invaluable opportunity, and undoubtedly an opportunity they will seize with both hands.
Game ON, mid-Sweden’s new creative and innovative non-profit project, grew from a desire to make waves within the gaming industry and build tangible opportunities in Vasternorrland. The popular creative hub is forging a name for mid-Sweden in international markets, as mentors are joining from all over the world to provide education, resources, and creatives from within the games industry. The main objective of the mentors is to advise, provide and inspire the program’s participants, catapulting them into success in the gaming sector, and allowing them to thrive within their new areas of expertise.
NGDC Season VI: Special Qualifier announced for Game Wave Festival
We’re thrilled to announce a special qualification round of the Nordic Game Discovery Contest Season VI, giving Baltic-based developers a unique chance for a seat in the NGDC Grand Finals.
All studios attending the upcoming Game Wave Festival in Tallinn (www.gamewave.eu) can submit their game to the NGDC when they register for the festival. A board of experts will then select the game which deserves the most to be discovered, and it will get status as NGDC Grand Finalist and be among the studios battling for the three seats at the live and hybrid NGDC Final 3 on 28 November.
“We’re very excited to announce this special qualifier”, says NGDC host and Nordic Game Program Director Jacob Riis. “The Baltic region has a great amount of talented developers, and it will be very exciting to see who will be selected as the finalist for the NGDC Grand Finals.”
“We are very happy to welcome NGDC to our event and to have such an important game-related event in the Baltics region. It will draw top game studio attention to our region and inspire new studio development and capacity building of experienced ones.” adds Ints Viksna, head of the Game Wave Festival.
The selected game will win a seat in the NGDC Grand Finals throughout November, as well as prizes from Tencent Games, Nordic Game, and PR specialists Games Branding.
Are you developing or have you already developed a game that deserves more attention than it’s received so far? And are you attending the Game Wave Festival? If so, submit your game and prepare to participate in the special qualifying round of NGDC Season VI – and maybe go all the way to the Grand Final 3 Final on 28 November.
Here’s the submission form for the NGDC Season VI qualifier: https://forms.gle/bjpURRjV8pMgVAsk7. The deadline is 14 October 2022
NGDC Season VI is sponsored by Tencent Games, and Nordic Game Ventures, in partnership with Games Branding.
Pixion Games Announcing Fableborne Pre-Alpha
Pixion Games is announcing the date for their first
‘Fableborne Pre-Alpha Playtest’, giving a small number of players from the community as well
as content creators an exclusive chance to experience the game and some of its core features
ahead of the public.
Fableborne is an action RPG blended with strategic base building, created by seasoned
industry veterans. Players can build their base, raid their opponents and upgrade buildings and
Echoes in a world rich of lore with a stunning art style and a fun gameplay loop.
This Pre-Alpha consists of two rounds of playtesting during the month of October. The first
Playtest is a Community & Content Creator Sneak-Peak happening from Saturday, October
8th, 2022 to Sunday, October 9th, 2022. During this first Playtest Pixion Games is inviting a
small number of content creators and handpicked community members who will get an
exclusive first look at the game to dip their toes in the world of Fableborne.
The second playtest will happen the following weekend, from Saturday, October 15th to
Sunday, October 16th with a higher number of allowed participants. Unlike most Playtests,
Pixion Games aims to not only collect valuable feedback from their community to improve
Fableborne, but to make the Playtest rewarding and fun. During these two days, Pixion Games
is inviting their community and members of various DAOs and Guilds to compete in a
tournament event, the Shatterlands Invitational. Players will compete against each other to be
the top contenders. Bragging rights and a prize pool of $2500 awaits the lucky winners.
Additionally, participants can unlock exclusive rewards, like a Pre-Alpha Champion Badge and
Discord community currency that can be used to participate in NFT Raffles..
Many Web3 gaming focused DAOs and Guilds will be participating in this event, such as Ready
Player DAO, IndiGG, MetanomGG, and many others to yet be announced.
Signing up to this Pre-Alpha Playtest is made easy. Users simply need to, subscribe to the
Fableborne newsletter, complete the Pre-Alpha Survey sent to their email inbox and join the
community on Discord. With a bit of luck there is a good chance to be selected to participate
and compete in the Shatterlands Invitational.
More information about the Pre-Alpha Playtest can be found in the official announcement.
Best iGaming Affiliate for the second half of 2022
The online gambling market is more prominent than ever and it is likely that this steep increase is only going to continue in the future. Worldwide, hundreds of companies appear daily, aiming to offer the best services to players and other businesses alike. After all, iGaming does not only refer to the online casino itself, but the huge ecosystem behind it as well, with software providers, operators, regulators, marketing partners and affiliates among others.
AFUN Entertainment Group is no exception. The company, listed among the best Sportsbook and iGaming platforms across Europe, America and Asia, offers over 1,500 games on its platform and betting for 30,000 sports events. Beyond its extensive online gambling service offerings, AFUN is currently working to develop its affiliate program benefits in the Brazilian market which look very promising.
The Affiliate Program
iGaming affiliates use their online platforms to generate traffic for operators, in other words, they direct players to the operator’s website and gain a commission based on the amount of traffic. But why become an AFUN affiliate? Below are 5 reasons:
Simplified signup with high conversion rate
AFUN strives to provide the best online experience on a trustworthy platform. Therefore, it is exceptionally simple to apply to become an AFUN affiliate. AFUN also ensures high conversion rates by providing a comprehensive platform experience and high-end gaming enjoyment for each and every user. This personalized approach is sure to grab players’ attention.
With so many operators on the market, it might be difficult to find the proper affiliate programs. AFUN does not only promise a high conversion rate as a result of great gaming experience, but also commission rates that are competitive in the market.
Players can deposit and withdraw in crypto
Crypto casinos are on the rise as is the demand for such operators. AFUN closely follows and listens to customer demand and offers crypto payment options on its platforms. This ensures that players’ needs are met and thus, the gaming experience is enhanced.
Blockchain games open up a whole new level of gaming, as they often use NFTs to create different parts of the game, bringing value to the game assets. Not only that, but blockchain games also provide a safer and more secure environment. AFUN hosts a number of blockchain games on its platform.
Finally, it is clear that a successful affiliate partner must communicate with its audience in an effective way. While written text is highly effective in conveying information, readers love visual stimulation, which makes any marketing material more inviting and memorable. AFUN provides their affiliate partners with such resources – banners, videos, etc. – to facilitate the work of its partners.
All in all, AFUN is a great platform that is present globally. With promising results and a focus on customers and business partners, the company offers great opportunities on the market. Check out their platform for further information, or contact them to find out more on their LinkedIn page.
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