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Icelandic Gaming Industry Hosts Conference in Iceland

A conference on the development of computer games takes place in Reykjavík tomorrow. It is organized by CCP, the creator of the hit massively multiplayer online role-playing game EVE Online, casual game developer Gogogic, which recently received an ISK 48 million (USD 380,000, EUR 283,000) funding from the New Business Venture Fund, and other players on the market.

From the signing of the agreement between Gogogic and the New Business Venture Fund on April 30. CEO of Gogogic Jónas Björgvin Antonsson is the second from the left.

Seven game developers, Betware, CADIA, Mindgames, On the Rocks and Sauma technologies, in addition to CCP and Gogogic, decided this week to join their forces and initiate discussions on the opportunities that lie in computer game development.

Tomorrow’s conference is held under the flag of the so-called “Ministry of Ideas”—an initiative launched by grassroots organizations after the collapse of the economy to share knowledge and help developing a diverse and flexible employment market in Iceland with emphasis on innovation.

Presentations covering the state of the marketplace, methods of development and possible employment opportunities will held during the conference and topics such as how Iceland’s neighboring countries have managed to construct a prosperous industry out of this field will be discussed.

For example, computer games are the largest culture-related export product in Finland, larger than films and music, according to the organizers of the confernce.

The presentations will be followed with an open Q&A session.

The conference takes place at Grandagardar 2 in Reykjavík and starts at 4:30 pm. Everyone is welcome.

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