FutureGames sets course for Mobile Future

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The future is bright! The future is mobile! A statement further emphasized by the participation of vocational game development education – FutureGames at the upcoming mobile industry summit – Mobile Future in Stockholm later this year.

The daylong event which is a combination of two conferences, a trade show and meetups culminating in a lavish award ceremony is one of the largest mobile centric events of its kind in the region. For Jesper Engström the CEO of Talawa Games and former FutureGames alumni, in the present climate the participation of FutureGames is a no-brainer.

For me it is simple. It is the biggest growing part of the industry followed up by a lot of job openings at big companies like King with huge success. There are also a lot of small startups aiming towards mobile so it is definitely growing.

He also believes FutureGames’ understanding of the games industry is a massive asset for students wishing to use the education as spring board into jobs.

Well, from my experience the greatness of FutureGames lies not only in the close collaboration with the industry including teachers that also work in the industry, but also in the students. They come from different backgrounds and experiences that can teach each other the importance of learning together from doing projects and working together, which is very important to get an understanding of how game development looks and feels.

Engström who also sits on the board for FutureGames will also be on hand to showcase his most recent projects and believes the event is one that should not be missed.

In cooperation with DreamStage and Atrium Ljungberg, FutureGames will be showcasing a mobile Augmented Reality demo along with the FutureGames produced mobile games Unmechanical and When Imps Fly. On top of that eQidz will showcase their upcoming mobile game. A lighthearted visual adventure that cultivates emotional growth, aimed at children. The game is set for release in January 2014.

Mobile Future is set to take place on November 7 at Odenplan in Stockholm. To signup to the event, visit the website for more information.

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