Nordic Game was a fun time for our developers that went, especially since they came back with this:
Pictured above is the grant that The Ball was presented with from Nordic Game, which provides us with 250,000 DKK (~45,000 USD) in funding. It's also a huge boost to our team being recognized like this in front of our peers. The Nordic Game Program is funded through the Scandinavian governments and these grants are only awarded to a handful of companies a year. We're thankful and honored that we've been chosen. This money will go a long way in terms of helping us with the final months of development and marketing in the lead up to our release.
Of course, there were other things going on at Nordic Game as well. Sjoerd, and the two Markuses got to attend the various panels and a couple parties too. They even bumped into one of the great minds behind Epic. Here's what Sjoerd (Hourences) had to say about the event:
We had a great time at the Nordic Game Conference. It was a huge honor for us to be awarded a grant out of the 90-something applications they received! Going up on stage in a packed hall at Scandinavia's biggest game developers conference is an awesome experience. We talked to lots of people, attended a couple of presentations, and we even bumped into Mark Rein.
And since we promised you an update on the release date, we've set a timeline that lands us in the month of August. So there you have it, quite a bit narrowed down from the previous "Summer 2010" window and who knows, you just might see us pop up at some other events between now and then. Stay tuned.