Meet some of the developers nominated for Spillprisen 2021

Hello everyone!

Spillprisen – the annual award ceremony and celebration of the Norwegian game industry is just around a corner now! We are surely looking forward to admiring all the wonderful games made last year and (hopefully) seeing many of you that night. We also consider it a perfect occasion to get to know the fantastic people involved in the projects and companies nominated to Spillprisen this year. We see this as a great opportunity to get to know each other, inspire each other and – simply – celebrate each other!

We were lucky to get to ask some of these talented folk a couple of questions, results of which we will be presenting here! We will continue publishing a profile a day until the beginning of April, just before the Spillprisen – where you will be able to admire the results of hard work of our interviewees and their teammates.

Links to the profiles:

Marianne Austvik
Marie Jacobsen
Lise Hagen Lie
Iselin Skorpen
Hedda Solstad
Linn Sovig
Tinka Town & Stine Wærn
Una Isailovic
Laura Gonzalez Fernandez

Virtual lunch at International Women’s Day 2022

Women in Games Norway hosted a casual Women’s day lunch on our Discord server.

We got together to have lunch and hang out at our Discord lounge. Join our server to see announcements of future Discord hangouts and more. Happy International Women’s day everyone! 

Women in Games Norway @ Konsoll – November 2021

Women in Games Norway attended Konsoll 2021, in Bergen, Norway. We hosted a networking lunch with more than 40 attendees, thanks to wonderful sponsors.

Norwegian Game Awards, April 2021

Anette Ståløy, co-founder of Women in Games Norway, participated in a panel discussion about Women in Gaming at the student led Norwegian Game Awards.

Women in Games Norway Discord Launch Party – March 2021

On International Women’s Day, March 8th, Women in Games Norway launched a discord server for members and allies, and celebrated with a digital party.

Announcing new board (2020-2022)

In the annual meeting held in September 2020, we had an election for the board for the coming period. Read more about the board members here:

Women in Games global conference, September 2020

We are excited to attend this year’s digital event, and will take part in a panel about local Women in Games initiatives in Norway, France, Italy, Turkey, Germany and the US.

Ambassador news

Yet another member of our community, Katriina Penttila, has been appointed as Ambassador for Women in Games WIGJ. We are proud to have 3 representatives in the group of Ambassadors – there are room for even more.

Announcement February 2020

Our co-founder Anette Ståløy was officially appointed as Ambassador for Women in Games WIGJ. As our member Lise Lie (Studio Gauntlet) was named as ambassador last year, Women in Games Norway now have 2 official Ambassadors. The organisation is represented in 32 different countries with 200 Ambassadors from across the UK, Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia.

Kavalkaden, Spillprisen in Oslo January 2020

Women in Games Norway was represented at Spillprisen, and Karin Gutenbrynner Byom, one of our co-founders, had the honor of hosting the award show.

Photo credits: Kristian Tjessem

Pocket Gamer Connects (PGC) London, January 2020

We were represented at PGC London in a panel titled: “How to guarantee a harassment free company”. The event had a great track called “Vision & Values”, sponsored by Miniclip.

Konsoll in Bergen, Norway, October 2019

Thanks to sponsors Women in Games Norway hosted a lunch during Konsoll, at the restaurant KODE. More than 50 guests enjoyed a fancy lunch (thanks to great sponsors) and the good conversations continued for hours. Special thanks to industry veteran and role model Angie Smets who shared her advice with a group of students looking to get into the industry.

A big hand goes to Linn Søvig who organised the event and secured sponsorship from Raw Fury, Funcom and Virke Producers association.

Spillpikene 10 year anniversary, Trondheim, Norway, September 2019

Women in Games Norway won an award from Spillpikene (thank you very much), and our member Lise Lie represented and received the award.

Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki, September 2019

Women in Games Finland has been a great inspiration and support for Women in Games Norway, and we joined forces in Helsinki to create a breakfast event for almost 80 people. Sponsored by Small Giant Games.

Women in Games European Conference, London, September 2019

Big congrats to Catharina Bøhler (Sarepta Studio) who was honored with the Hall of Fame award at the event. The European Women in Games Hall of Fame was created in 2011 and recognises the achievements of women in the European games industry. Catharina also held a talk together with Elin Festøy (Teknopilot).

Photo credits: Women in Games

Spillkonvent Hønefoss, Norway, June 2019

At the official launch of Women in Games Norway. Thanks to Viken Filmsenter who made sure we had something bubbly in the glasses to celebrate the big day!

Nordic Game in Malmø, Sweden, May 2019

Women in Games Norway hosted a breakfast event during the annual Nordic Game. The Norwegian Film Institute (NFI) sponsored our event, and we had about 20 attendees.

International Women’s Day 2019

On International Women’s Day 2019 Karin Gutenbrunner Byom initiated a gathering for women in the Norwegian games industry, and this was the start of Women in Games Norway. The meeting took place in Oslo later that month.