Gotland Game Conference 2024

The GGC is an annual conference hosted by the department of Game Design at Uppsala University campus Gotland.

The event has three major parts;

  • a public show floor where you can meet our students and play their games.
  • a series of engaging talks by game developers- and designers from around the world.
  • a pitch event where student teams pitch publishers and investors
  • and we round off with a prestigious Awards Ceremony and party, celebrating the end of our academic year. The party is 18+ only!

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Event map


June 3rd, 2024

3:00pm – 8:00pm CEST
Booth Crawl

Limited-Access opening of the Show Floor. Requires a Business, Jury, Exhibitor, or Staff Pass.

June 4th, 2024

10:00am – 12:00pm CEST
Pitch Event at Science Park Gotland
10:00am – 5:00pm CEST
Show Floor - Tuesday

Play 45+, innovative, student-made games.

1:00pm – 2:00pm CEST
Talk - Peter Losonci - How to build a different kind of game company
2:00pm – 3:00pm CEST
Fireside Chat - Games and climate transition

Trevin York, Curt Gervich, moderated by Phil Harris.

3:00pm – 4:00pm CEST
Fireside Chat - Production in the game industry

Daniel Gustafsson, Jenesee Grey, Pelle Forsmark, moderated by Patric Palm.

4:00pm – 5:00pm CEST
Talk - Tilla Segerstedt - Startup Survival 101

June 5th, 2024

10:00am – 4:00pm CEST
Show Floor - Wednesday

Play 45+, innovative, student-made games.

10:00am – 11:00am CEST
Talk - "The impact of games in changing the worlds culture: A personal Story from North Africa" - Hind Toufga
11:00am – 12:00pm CEST
Talk - "It Takes a Village" - Samantha Béart and Tamara Katalinic
1:00pm – 2:00pm CEST
Talk - "Queer Reading Dark Souls" - Marie Dalby
2:00pm – 3:00pm CEST
Talk - "Character Co-Creation" - Kirsty Gillmore and Samantha Béart in conversation with Josephine Baird and Vilhelm Jegerhjelm
3:00pm – 4:00pm CEST
GeDi Roundtable Mingle - Lissa Holloway-Attaway
7:45pm – 9:00pm CEST
Award Ceremony
9:00pm CEST
After Party

The after-party is for 18+ only (bring a valid ID + your conference ticket).

Additional Information

Code of Conduct and Anti-Harassment Policies

The Department of Game Design at Uppsala University want, above all else, to work for an inclusive games industry and -culture, where everyone can feel safe to participate. As part of maintaining that community, we ask all attendees to agree to the following guidelines for our behavior during the Gotland Game Conference.

Privacy and data protection (GDPR)

We will never sell your personal information, nor share your contact information with 3rd parties. Photos and recordings by our event photographers will be shared online and occasionally used in our PR and communications. For details, please check out the smallprint.

Pandemic protections

As of February 9th the Government and the Public Health Agency of Sweden have decided that the COVID-19 situation is sufficiently stable to phase out infection control measures. The Gotland Game Conference will follow the restrictions and recommendations provided. Be aware that the recommendations might change again, and that infection control measures might be required in order to participate at the conference.

Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and others against COVID-19. Everyone aged over 12 is still recommended to get vaccinated as soon as possible.