Nordic Alliance for Sustainability in Gaming: Inaugural Seminar

The NASG Inaugural Seminar will take place on Monday, November 29 at the University of Turku (Finland).


The seminar will reflect on the environmental impact of gaming, issues related to cultural sustainability in the game industry and game education, as well as on how digital and non-digital games can help us tackle environmental and societal challenges.

The goal of the event is to provide a platform for exchanging ideas and discussing collaboration opportunities. It will consist of talks followed by discussion. Everyone is welcome to join the discussion: students, educators, game professionals, and anyone else interested in the subject.

Seminar program

(All times in EET/GMT+2)

12:00-13:30 Session 1

Mikhail Fiadotau (Tallinn University) “Green Jamming and the Nordic Alliance for Sustainability in Gaming”

Jutta Mäkinen (University of Turku) “Steps towards Sustainability: Sustainable Development at the University of Turku”

Elina Tyynelä (Neogames) “Finnish Game Industry Fighting Climate Change”

13:30-14:00 Break

14:00-15:30 Session 2

Patrick Prax (Uppsala University) “On Systemic Perspectives and Fake Excuses”

Salvör Kristjana Gissurardóttir (University of Iceland) “Substainability Games in Minecraft Education Edition”

Sonia Fizek (Cologne Game Lab) “Greening Games. Higher Education for Sustainable Play”


The event will be live streamed. Participation is free and open to anyone interested.

Please fill out the registration form here to get the streaming link. We’d need you to do so no later than Friday (Nov 26).