Icelandic news outlet Eyjan reports that video games earned the country 1.9 billion ISK (£10m) in 2005, and 13.2 billion kr (£70m) in 2009. In the latter year, exports from the creative sectors comprised approximately three per cent of Iceland’s total exports – more than that provided by exported agricultural products.
In spring 2013 three Icelanders exported themselves to Berlin to found Klang Games, an independent game development studio with the purpose of creating engaging multiplayer experiences. The Klang Gang has grown into a strong team of twelve like-minded individuals from diverse working backgrounds, who all share a similar passion for gaming and creating something special. Klang is set to launch its first project, ReRunners, later in 2015 for iOS and Android devices. Klang is proud to be backed by some of the best investors, including London Venture Partners and Plain Vanilla Ventures.
Indie Advisor André Bernhardt will lead us through the evening to explore the journey of Oddur Snær Magnússon, Ívar Emilsson and Mundi Vondi. We will discover Icelands Game Industry and have the opportunity to learn more about German Games Industry throughout the change of perspective.
After the exchange between Iceland and Berlin we are invited to go outer space in the frame of an special exhibition tour of “Rocket Men – a giant pixel for mankind” with Andreas Lange from Computerspielemuseum Berlin. We will put on our spacesuits to travel through unknown solar systems and spartan vector spaces to explore our future between pixelated stars.
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