Get great games into schools

I’ve repeatedly said that games are not going to save neither the world nor education. This doesn’t mean, however, that I don’t think games can be very relevant and valuable in schools. They most certainly can. It only means that they shouldn’t...

Principles, values, purpose

I’ve been self-employed since 2008, and that has been tied to a more or less permanent condition of confusion. I embrace that confusion, as the world is generally a confusing place, and I try to make the most of it by constantly asking questions: What am I doing, why...

Anything is possible

I’m stubbornly idealistic with a pinch of naivety. Surprisingly enough (at least to me), the older I get, the more I insist on pushing this to the forefront. When I was younger, I would tend to hide it away in some misguided attempt to be as society seemingly...
Monument Valley

Monument Valley

Many people lament the current state of the games being developed: “There’s too many games, that are not really games.” “Games are too easy today.” To me, none of this is a problem. It simply goes to show that there’s an increasing...
A lack of continuity?

A lack of continuity?

The first edition of CounterPlay is over, and while there’s definitely lots to change & improve, I’m generally extremely happy about the way it turned out (read more about it here). Now it feels like I’m in a big hole. After #CounterPlay14,...
The Hemingway App

The Hemingway App

I love to write. Usually I end up experimenting with everything, including the language. Part of writing in English, for me, is improving, using and evaluating new words. Why is that? Well, I’m really curious, always striving to explore new approaches to...

CounterPlay – a playful journey

About a month ago, I wrote about my plans for creating a festival of play & games in Aarhus. In the meantime, I’ve been working on turning my plans and ideas, my dream, into reality. Lots of exciting things are happening, and a growing number of people are...
Candy Crush Saga

Candy Crush Saga

I usually try to play all the games, that people talk about. The big AAA hits, the small indie gems, the hugely popular games for handheld devices and anything in between. I do this out of a mix of professional interest and my eternal personal curiosity. I have much...