Please join me in welcoming the next curator of Sweden, two star Michelin chef Björn Frantzén (@Restaurant_FL)!
If you’d like to follow me, I am @naseeral, I will start tweeting in english and see how that works :)
Alright. We have reached the time where I sign-off. It has been an honour and a pleasure.
Another late confession. No, I don’t really want to know what the king is doing to be honest. http://t.co/gNPjNcM1
Late confession, I always read foreign minister @carlbildt‘s tweets in Gordon Ramsays angry voice.
@TonyClewes no, just amuses surprise :)
@JackBeLegit my phoned used to vibrate everytime I got a mention or a follow. Bad idea :)
@jgfkjg I need to start doing that it seems :)
Going to curate a country account? Turn off notifications unless you enjoy seeing your phone slide across your desk because of vibrations.
@TonyClewes I have the privilege in working at an english speaking office – that improves my language tons.
@jaraparilla Sweden for 5 more hours, but I wanted to end with a lighter note.
@TonyClewes english language is obligatory, so yes
@Smashfan64 Old one: RoboWarrior. Newish one: Deus Ex.
@sbartelt the countries you mention have a lousy record, I wouldn’t want to live in a world where the US is being compared to them.
@TonyClewes not at all, but an english/american culture junkie – which helps. And thank you!
I usually tweet at @naseeral – guess I need to start doing english updated alot more often :)
I still have a few hours left on this account, but I thought emotions were high and I would love to let you know how appreciative I’ve been.
Even when taking up controversial issues you’ve been eoequent, interesting and thought provoking. Thank you!
I was told to be myself, never self censur and have fun. I tried my best, and I also promised myself not to let you down. I hope this showed
This week has been better than any expectations I originally had. I have been speaking to over 67000 brilliant human beings.
@TonyClewes not too much, neutrality had Sweden flourish during the 50′s while others were rebuilding/recovering
@andiebrynn you never expect dictatorships to improve, but you do get shocked when a beacon of human rights take steps backwards
@ernestolopezg you’re right, and I aplogize. I was refering to the US assassinations, but that is not clear.
@TonyClewes the golden 50′s and groovy sixties were great I guess :)
@BrendWeir TrapWire, Homeland Security, Unmanned drone assassinations, Guantanamo Bay, torture.
@Shaneoo88 of course they did? Should all suspects be interviewed by embassies? International law would grind to a halt.
@ptypk sorry for offending you, was also tweeting that rather hot-headely
@mtired021 I love wikileaks, dislike it’s connection to Assange. Wikileaks should not depend on any person by it’s nature.
@ptypk I was refering to the assassination habit the US tend to use from time to time
@nixenji I rather like the swedish model of Offentlighetsprincipen
@denkert they’ve always been bad though, the US government started forgetting it’s values after the war on terror
@nixenji I don’t believe it is, and I would love a separation of wikileaks from Assange.
@womaninsweden I won’t defend him fleeing justice because he fears extradicion
@nixenji the case, would never defend him fleeing justice in fears of the US.
@jaraparilla indeed. We can just try to assume. I’ll be the first one to acknowledge I was wrong if proven so.
Strange this. World in black or white. I think the US has done the most harm to human rights the last decades. But I won’t defend Assange.
@jochemfloor I believe the leaks have already hurt the US and that they’d rather have everyone forget about them.
@jaraparilla I believe because it’s such a passionate subject that you have to be willing to take on the storm :)
@jaraparilla neither are rape accusations.
@jaraparilla well, I’m doing the other side of the “what if”. What if he isn’t?
@jaraparilla problem is you’re linking me to a partial source. Should I believe wikileaks more than any other party involved?
@steventoribio I am talking about the US habit of assassinations in the Americas.
@oddholio I am talking about the US habit of assassinations in the Americas.
@womaninsweden but then all foreign suspects escaping Sweden could start requesting that.
@maurbyrnemusic interestingly I am typing fast on an iphone with english being my second language :)
@LouisDeGuerre I am not neutral, I want to see a trial, just think everything else are smoke & mirrors
@GodiePeCo I am talking about the US habit of assassinations in the Americas.
@womaninsweden my opinion is that I want the trial to happen, no international politics please
@nixenji I agree, why I keep referring to him as a suspect. For all that we know he can walk away a free man after a trial.
And please don’t get my started on the brilliant idea of escaping to Ecuador – Americas back yard…
Oh, I’m delibirately not RT:ing any links from neither side on the Assange case. It’s like, se know what you think already :)
@hdmaker you don’t need to trust it, just accept the fact that it is the law here
@emmajeans he’a an aussie citizen, can’t be charged with treason on the US really.
@ioerror the big picture is that Assange is suspected of rape – wikileaks, his personal fears has nothing to do with it.
@womaninsweden I’m not part of any media, political party or organisation :)
@Chocolatemama38 your wording was spot on. So thanks!
@ioerror this is/was our biggest political scandal in decades, you think it eould happen again?
@tylikcat outrage, just like the case with two egyptians back in 2006.
@PranMan only the biggest political scandal in decades. Is it likely to happen again?
@sweden_cul they did, and that was/is a huge political scandal. Would they do it again?
@Lapsellisia then every suspect in the world would demand the same thing. Assange might believe he’s special, but he’s like the rest of us.
@LottasTankar well, does anyone have the full picture? I believe this case needs to reach the court to sort things out
Swedish law forbids extraction to a country where a person risks death sentence.
If the US really wanted Assange extradited, wouldn’t be easier to ask long standing friend and ally the UK?
Assange defenders seem to assume that he’d be tried guilty when we simply don’t know. He might get freed of all charges.
@KateMfD saying ni, stop, that’s enough
Sweden can’t give Assange guarantees since why would a sovereign state give a suspect anything?
In Sweden concent may be withdrawn at any time and it doesn’t matter who invited whom.
Opened a bit of a Pandoras Box, trying to discuss #talkaboutit – guess that had to happen. So, a few clarifications.
@hejjet you’re missing one big detail, the UK are better friends with the US than Sweden ever been. If the US wanted Assange, he’d be there
@hejjet also, why do you assume that Assange would be judged as guilty? He might just as well get freed of all accusations.
@hejjet honestly, I would take all the laughs in the world to get this case into court.
@womaninsweden ah, sorry, I got defensive
It’a raining frogs! http://t.co/rAG4jTH0
@hejjet the problem is juridicial sovereignity, why would a state give guarantees to a suspect?
@hejjet I’m sorry, there isn’t anything big about this. Just a dude that might have gone too far, or that might be totally innocent.
@hejjet quite honestly, we don’t give a damn about the US, wikileaks, the UK or whatever. Just if Assange agrees to be questioned.
@Chocolatemama38 we actually just want to know his point of view, to get the investigation moving.
@hejjet maybe it started with concesual sex, but wasn’t the second time? I sure don’t know and would like the investigation going.
@Chocolatemama38 ah, I was more thinking the opposite, what if there are regrets? What if there is cohersion?
@hejjet I think this doesn’t concern Assange, he was just the catalyst on an important topic.
@Chocolatemama38 what do you mean? I believe in a no is always a no. That rape is the scourge of humanity.
Rape isn’t always a well defined juridical case. At #talkaboutit important issues are discussed. One positive thing after Assange debacle.
@richardcastiel will have soon, that will be a challenge yes.
@Paul_Strum I love that, licorice should go all international
@JonathanDeZarn Nordic countries are pretty much similiar in this
@kixes they’re gonna have a choice, mommy will teach them and take them to church. When they’re old enough they are free to decide.
Back home after picking wife up from church. I’m an atheist, she’s a christian. Everything is possible with respect.
Read on http://t.co/0ENrmtZk: “Seems I payed $50 to join a sausage fest.” Please, always fight sausages, invite everyone to the party!
@evapro1 thank you!
@hemmafrugan åh, tack!
Now, imagine salt licorice ice-cream. It’s real. Called Lakritspuck (licorice puck). http://t.co/Fj86RfnR
@dpinsen or a robot, renegade, viking cop!
I think I have finally convinced the world that swedes are barbarians. It took salt licorice to do it.
I haven’t been able to convince any of my non-swedish friends that salt licorice is also candy.
@TymCon oh the stories we’ll tell our grandkids
@annebiem Canada Goose or Fjällräven, but they’re damned expensive. A floss jacket of any brand also does wonders.
@aake_d you download a game for free legally, then you are able (if you like) to buy appearance items, boosters etc for a very small sum
@kenrar ugh, let’s blame this on autocorrect, I don’t want to lose my nerd cred :(
The world is going to end in SO many ways in 2012. http://t.co/wOxYyIqN If I have to chose I’d pick the Sunnyvale method. Buffy ftw!
@aake_d I believe the gaming industry IS evolving with the free2play model – now we only need to see if this is what gamers want.
@NotaBeneNB they are respected by the public, but decision makers take them for granted
@erripman not at all, teachers spend 8 hours in school, then go home to correct homework and tests unpaid
Swedish teachers study for about 4,5-5,5 years in university. Get something in about €2000 per month before taxes. https://t.co/Ywjz3TTq
@smurfatik public believes teachers should be paid better I believe
@smurfatik political right believes in the individual, so it’s natural that they dislike an organized movement
@smurfatik because of the politicians we have in charge, it is not enough that they dislike the unions, they’ll also blame the economy.
@hinrick I believe it’s more to raise awareness, and perhaps repeat the nurse thing
@cbrowny how bad is it?
@NathanSamuel about $2800 a month before taxes I’d say
@hypnotic between £1800-£2200 per month before taxes
@HawkeLarkin exactly, finans, medical, IT. The usual suspects.
@jodyjo teachers have been taken for granted, and state took it’s hand away from education, leaving municipalities in charge
@maryamwd average around $2800 I belive.
@masalk of course, wrote about it! :)
@Hugovandijke not at all, I guess the campaign is more to drive awareness and hope for significant improvements
@HawkeLarkin teachers are taken for granted, plus responsibility was removed from state to municipalities a few years ago
@Hugovandijke like €1800-€2200 before taxes, teachers want a 1000 more
@HawkeLarkin compared to our neighours, salaries in Sweden are low
@gmhawk13 no risk there, no. Education will for the forseeable future remain free
@kixes people sure are sympathic, but few think such a large gain is possible
@deenish_m about $2500-$3000 dollars per month before taxes
My brother is a teacher, so I’m very supportive of the campaign, bit I doubt the demands will get the traction they need.
Swedish teacher salaries are among the lowest in Europe. Now teachers are demanding 10000 kr more per month, with threats of strike.
@rdomalley about $15, and yes we have South African wines and appreciate them
@mangegubben Skurt has been to Brussels, to developing countries and has been speaking with the queen, he’s running for office!
@Roxmo more for an expression of surprise
I always felt Skurt was more of a politician rather than a kids show host, in fact Skurt holds the record for interviews with Queen Silvia.
One of the scarier Swedish children idols is Skurt, the frog/puppet handled by ventriloquist Ingamay Hörnborg. http://t.co/bmlpEMCd
@jennifermarissa “shit pomme frites that chili was hot!”
@laura193laura used when surprised becuause of the rhyming effect – “shit pomme frites how you’ve grown up!”
@Roxmo shit french fries
@A_Zanton ehum. Yes.
@annakadric very SVTish
@judycopywriter that’s his friend Snail/Snigel
Every weekday, 6:15 PM on swedish television between the years 1987-2000 Björne danced his way into our hearts.
Me, my brother, my sister. We grew up with guy, he taught us half of what we know. His name was Björne. http://t.co/L5eKNeQx
@Ratatosk4 you’re very welcome!
@latenightramen if you believe a higher wage is important, sure :)
@latenightramen oh, wages in Norway are better than the swedish ones, so alot of swedes take jobs in Norway, thus affecting the youths
@Ikoof thanks fellow two-worlder!
@Masauca I don’t exactly know, but we like them in our home
@Ikoof oh, that! Excuse my blindness. Yeah, nut mix in the black bowl snd peanuts in the blue. Got a pregnant wife you see :)
@Masauca oh yeah
@Ikoof that’s not a bowl, but the end of a candle stick – and the blue bowl had peanuts in it last night
@geralt1 potato mash and meatballs! Or pizza. Hehe
@sleepyhologram no, but the family usually gathers for a pre-weekend get together, so it still works
@nomadicmatt very! Marketing has also introduced “cinnamon bun day” on 4 october.
The power of marketing had everyone eat chicken on fridays a few years ago, now it’s taco fridays in Sweden. http://t.co/ilwU6lu8
@mpf2011 I love Sweden. And as a kid I didn’t have too much of a problem. But adults do struggle.
@mpf2011 no, I was born in Iraq
@Mburked we’re in par with english, despite our super expensive booze, so I guess that makes us worse ;)
@Slanderous23 the state has a monopoly on gambling as well
@Slanderous23 profits return to the state, and private stores are forbidden from selling anything stronger than 3.5% in alcohol value
@womaninsweden nah, not a big fan of alcohol. Some beer here and there from time to time.
@DCILY the one and only
@roseofwinter like – pitcher brewing I guess
Coffee. Sustain me! http://t.co/nnFNcFPK
@DonGiovanna he got the harshest punishment possible in the Norweagian legal system – can’t ask for more.
@EllaPlupp took a while for me to understand why it did actually belong :D
@Goodcleanliving you might be right :)
@LambToby you can get by just fine with english, but sure, migrating is never easy
I have this small OCD where I try to gather all gaming music I can find on Spotify. http://t.co/bHcJiETf
@Montverte I like the idea, but it’s overused or used wrongly (as a marketing tool). I am afraid the 1st game not to deliver will crash it
The gaming industry is a bit in love with A/B testing. Here’s an excellent article conveying my own fears. http://t.co/X0GJRPT0
@stephhegarty hi, sorry for the late reply, if you haven’t been able to reach anyone – I am available now
A favourite pass time in Sweden is having angst and thinking about death, saying “fy fan” alot. Also known as doing the Bergman.
@stephhegarty ah, no sorry. I’m back in Sweden following the court via the live feed
@zootallure the judge is reading the details now, 90 pages, will take 6 hours to complete.
Life imprisonment in Norway, this is what it means http://t.co/U4m1dcio
@zootallure sadly, yes, he got what he wanted
@D_Thomas27 just happened, life in prison, considered sane.
Terrorist Breivik judged to 21 years imprisonment (life time) and is considered sane.
@eldrone So still chicken fridays? You haven’t updated to tacos?
@WeAreFilipinos there are no death sentances up here in the north, so probably a life time sentence.
@nietweinig but, I guess most are waiting to see if he’s declared psychologically ill or not.
@nietweinig there is no doubting his guilt, since he diesn’t deny the attacks, he just believes it’s war.
In two hours time Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik is awaiting his conviction. We are holding our breath here.
Well. http://t.co/eE2zJMR1 It is friday! Have any plans for the weekend?
A good write up on Carolas long career, controversies and more is to be found here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carola_Häggkvist
@Vassaste_Kniven Yeah, I had a double whammy on her, linking to her “speak in tounges” clip in the other tweet.
Diva extraordinaire Carola is a two time eurovision song contest winner, a million record seller and a gospel queen. http://t.co/Yn9JvW35
For the out of breath nazgûl. http://t.co/tGQTH7C7
@dlundh agree, we should make sure it doesn’t happen again.
@TWkUSA actually, it does work :)
@RicardLalander true, I got the wording messed up
Since I have been talking about immigration issues in Sweden, no, the thing happening in Forserum is not common. Quite the opposite.
@Vassaste_Kniven I have tried to do that as well. It’s an isolated case.
This time things have gone too far though. With attacks on Somali families, who’ve expressed a wish to flee the community. So damn sad.
Forserum, mentioned in the RT before, is a municipality that reminds me of the one I grew up in. Small, isolated and fearful of the new.
@aptronym not at all!
@aptronym yeah, exactly what it means. Weird right?
So one of my favourite things in the world is trolling kids by eating candy on “forbidden” days. One has to enjoy adulthood after all.
One of the more difficult to understand traditions in Sweden is the one with “Saturday Candy” where kids are only allowed candy on saturdays
This fella lives next door to me. http://t.co/WgpAiGcc
@wintertidh been there done that as well with a mobile games company :)
Somehow failures are (almost) always more interesting than successes.
Headhunter, one of those lost swedish games that I still fondly remember. http://t.co/wfDY5CeV
Many swedes have very fond memories of The Locomotive. As do I. Here’s Mr Olsson singing: http://t.co/kecjLiFW
Leif “The Locomotive” Olsson ruled swedish tv between 1989-1999 with his popular gameshow “Bingolotto”. http://t.co/A18g4UPD
@CidSthlm there is that, and I am sure publishers are aware of the risks. If it was up to me I’d always release worldwide.
@CidSthlm that’s always a marketing thing. The marketing team wants to plan for the biggest impact possible.
@arrgeekay Can’t speak for anyone, but I feel we’re tired of the whole thing, seeing geopolitical games as absurd and just want the truth.
Sometimes, games can work as a fair real world warning. http://t.co/G4IbiXBn
@stephaniebarbeh yeah, chose that link since it had the best pics
@stephaniebarbeh yeah, chose that link since it had the best pics
@cathhh the photographers have been a bit choosy, there are ads, but not too invasive
My favourite metro station is without a doubt Thorildsplan though :) http://t.co/j8Psv7zu
The metro stations in Stockholm are all beautiful in their own style http://t.co/NHEiRpEF
@miapolitan I work, do the dishes, hug my wife – the secret is drafts! :)
@Joxxor yeah, I’m mostly a PC gamer
Unfortunately Alfons grew up one day, decided to change his name to Fredrik Reinfeldt and became our prime minister. http://t.co/QVw90pcn
Alfons lived with his dad, his imaginary friend Mållgan and his cat Puzzle in an apartment. Alfons spends most of his days day dreaming.
Allow me to introduce a really cool dude. Alfons Åberg. Or Alfie Atkins as he’s called in english. http://t.co/wosAkRsa
@thinkinitalics tack så mycket!
This was actually our tv until a month ago. We’re the striking image of modernity. http://t.co/vKuvo3d3
@el_huron about $1000 per month
@SuperFalcken being able to communicate your ideas, storyboarding perhaps?
@FrokenNorgren exactly right!
@DonGiovanna people interested in this case
@el_huron there were about 25 others wanting it :(
@connorlostinSM in stockholm everything between $600-$1800. Insane in most cases!
@SuperFalcken in game design yes!
@szoptech thank you!
We had a look at an apartment here, it was gorgeous! Don’t think we’ll get it though as interest was massive. http://t.co/wEhbE8He
@Billydelion_1 200000 – 300000 dollars where we’re looking – but we’re not buying, rather renting.
@9jaGambare thank you!
@connorlostinSM thank you, looking forward to it :)
@ElleSophiaD thank you!
Our family is expanding in one and a half month, my wife and I are looking for a new apartment. We’ll be heading out to have a look now.
@columbiatch tyda.se isn’t bad at all!
@WeAreFilipinos Slender is scary!
@WeAreFilipinos yes, games have that problem, clearly defined “good” vs “evil”. But things are improving, albeit slowly.
@WeAreFilipinos this could happen when we start exploring hard hitting themes, like Papa & Yo that deals with alcoholism for an example
Wishing it was sunny, we could’ve had the meeting here http://t.co/TIaDmBZ8
@PippiShrtstkngs you should for the lulz and the soundtrack
@conradsleight that’s right
The view from top of the office: http://t.co/crj5HTOj
@GHades_ Fatburen at Medborgarplatsen in Stockholm
@juliafinnsio yes, above the tax agency
@kfleminem of course!
Time for a game dev meeting, this time in Skyroom. http://t.co/jWqBQwrz
And I can’t spell “racist” for the life of me!
@JoonasD6 those kept me alive
@wintertidh I love that swenglish!
@JoonasD6 aha! Will try it then :)
Rasicts are a funny bunch. When new to the country and on welfare, you’re stealing tax money. When you start working, you’re stealing jobs.
@Magically_Adept like 1 GBP for 2 pounds of bananas :)
@juliafinnsio aw, pic was taken 20 min ago :(
Hötorget, the haymarket. Get your fruits snd veggies really cheap at 5:50 pm. http://t.co/hWvKtRp3
@Friday94 I know that now, didn’t before and had to learn the lesson
@niceguy1 sorry mate, had a story to tell
@APBlackburn depends on where you live I guess, my home village had it’s first experience with non-swedes back then
@flexnib yeah, it only hurts in the begining, but starts to become really useful :)
@pachiku_hoihoi I agree, but sometimes you think you have to. I had to come in terms with that.
@Feuerz3ug yeah, I think alot of us go through that
@roseofwinter yes, especially in the cities, we’re not there yet though when dealing with more isolated communities.
I am all the better for it and finally in peace. An inbetweener.
Nowadays I try to cherry pick the best parts of my two identities. Combining something that makes sense in who I want to be.
Puberty passed. I got more self-confident. Met new people. It took me surprisingly long to realize that I was both, an inbetweener.
Who was I? Neither a swede nor an iraqi really. I isolated myself. How do you make friends if you don’t know who you are?
That was a blow to my stomache. They were right! I was defending racism, nationalism. I stepped away from my friends, had an ID crisis.
I wasn’t feeling too comfortable as you could imagine, in one fight where I was defending my friends I was called a “half racist pig”.
We had entered the nationalism stage. With hate music, southern crosses and swastikas. Not against me of course, I was a “good guy”.
Problem was the fights were radicalizing my friends, no longer about loving your country they started hating anyone not like them.
There were fights starting between “rasists” and “anti-rasists” at school. I had never seen my friends as rasists so I sided with them.
Reaching the age of puberty, we were all making an identity for ourselves. Patriotism was on the agenda, and I loved Sweden, so I joined in.
Being placed at a small village (Bjärnum: population 1500, hollar!) I quickly got hold of the language and made swedish friends.
Let us talk a bit about something we in Sweden call “inbetweenhood”. I came to Sweden from Iraq as a refugee at the age of 10.
@cyphersushi he says hi back :)
@rulifID I am not talking about that, I am mentioning the fact that we like to laugh on behalf of the royal family
Yeah, us swedes love a royal beatdown.
@ettpunktnoll 0 %
@LukeAFBradley hopefully exposing truths, informing the masses and not worrying about clicks :)
@cyphersushi trust me I do, beaten paths are difficult to leave, but we are better for it.
@cyphersushi they are sadly not there at all, we dont have any woman characters in the games I work on. It shames me.
@justme277 we should give blowing on things day the same status as towel day!
@justme277 I am just… sad :(
@technecat don’t let it! As a game designer you’ll one day have the influence to make things better.
@Proxpab it’s a good model if it makes you enjoy your hobby, change has to come from every side to happen
@simonosterhof I hope the current indie hits are showing the establishees that this could be the case
@bozretro I just remembered all the laughs I had listening (quite a while ago) and wanted to share. So thank you!
@kclawes The PA Report and Verge/Polygon are trying something different, I really hope it’ll work out.
@LPatelSmith I was hyped at first with the paranoia/insanity stuff, hoping it’a only marketing trying to ruin it for me w the last trailers
Oh God, the comments on that Kotaku article I just retweeted is why we can’t have nice things…
@spiken ah yes, imagine actually doing that work? Rigging polygons, taking a screeny, uploading “top 20 sideboobs”. Must feel really proud.
I visit gaming sites to get updated on gaming news, not b/c I want to click through 50 pics of cleavage. I mean, who are you?
Articles like “top 10 hottest booth babes” or “top 5 biggest boobies”, what do you get from that? Journalism? Or clicks?
Dear game sites editors. You are not helping either. Instead of showing us in the industry how stupid we look, you support our sexism.
Given that I saw quite a few “booth babe” articles on some of the bigger game media sites after Gamescom ended I have more blame to shove.
And http://t.co/bDu0ebGu – I find it strange that my statements about equality in games are making Thr should be the norm.
@NanRymer my pleasure, I find it strange that my statements are making headlines when they should be the norm in the industry
@ay4valon I believe their sentence was way too harsh, and perhaps politically motivated
@jailbirdstreet haha, it means small doses of me will always be swedish no matter what
@JustinAlphabet thanks, yeah trying to mix things up since games bore the other half ;)
@TweetsNotTwits I linked to the english “about us” page, are you getting it in swedish?
@charlescomo got some of that already tbh :D
@JustinAlphabet oh, I see you’ve played knifey spoony before!
@yelenaparker I know I liked it! Just with a little bit of “I’ve already seen this” sense.
@matthewctrl yeah, but at a country level you could say, don’t care much for clubs
Expo are still around, active and relevant as ever. Here is more info on their work: http://t.co/ggsykS9n
@matthewctrl Henrik would have taught them to score goals :)
@Sadaxer just about, in Rågsved, but my phone is stupid
“Larsson spent parts of 1977 in Eritrea, training a squad of female Eritrean PLF guerrillas in the use of grenade launchers.” A bad-ass.
@PerniiH yeah, I hated that typo, you are right to react :)
Stieg Larssons most important work was probably founding the Swedish Expo Foundation – established to counter the extreme-right.
Author Stieg Larsson was an outspoken anti-fascist and feminist before his demise. http://t.co/JJBPRE7l
Did you know novel/movie “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” is called “Men Who Hate Woman” as the swedish original title?
He only managed to make “mah na mah na” famous. http://t.co/8BrMOsqG
The year 1968 italian director Luigi Scattini tried to scandalize Sweden with his “Sweden: Heaven and Hell”. http://t.co/1f2ESQk4
@DonGiovanna currently it is more about technology, but I hope we’re moving into more creativity. The indies are already there.
@DonGiovanna will do! Got a few favourites.
@geralt1 hi there! You’re most welcome :)
Reason I wanted to create games is because we all’ve been playing games forever, the same ones even. http://t.co/Beo1BNHe
@Skaargoroth exactly right, could be anything
@OB_Wine_Kenobi the garnish highlights the pizza
@10LPJohns purple tastes a bit different, so it’s not the same
@ElleSophiaD tis should be the first stop for every tourist :)
Friends, a favour if you will. Please spread the gospel of the pizza sallad. For no pizza should be without its sallad! http://t.co/ek9ADzd6
@miguelsaddress for programs it’s still C/C++ with perhaps python fir scripting, for web I’m seeing HTML5, jquery, ajax.
@miguelsaddress my phone places me at Huddinge, but I live 10 min outside it. But as far as I know, yes it is calm
@s00sie yes, rain expected the entire week, bring an umbrella and welcome!
Now shopping before well deserved family time. http://t.co/ohLabcNG
Thank you colourful train for bringing me home. http://t.co/IXpfyac4
@hedlundsk whoa! Small world.
@I2ichmond oh yeah, and vegans as well. Pizza and kebab has been big for a while though :)
@Hasx4 I tweeted about yesterday, but basically either experience (even within other industries) or a portfolio is needed
@Gregless1 it is, but is it a success?
@mirmite I spoke about IT-inventions though :)
@FFlittleD never thought of that :)
Am I right in this? Do you have a favourite swedish invention?
We grew up with computers and an internet connection as a natural part of our home. That got out invention juices flowing.
But I also believe the home PC reform, which offered affordable PC:s to all homes, was a huge factor as well.
We had early broadband penetration and came to expect a few things from the internet, and those that weren’t there we created.
I guess there are multiple reasons, the main one being the free education from first class to university but that doesn’t explain everything
Spotify, Skype, Minecraft, Soundcloud, Battlefield, Wrapp, Videoplaza and more, Swedish IT-successes – but why?
@Pyrogenius not when I play against the community, they are always better :)
@schm4tzerl in team first, then with a community group in a closed environment for final tweaks
Now time for one of the perks with being a game dev, playtesting, where we check how new features actually behave by playing with them.
Do you love stats? Our state ran statistics bureau is fantastic! Everything about Sweden here: http://t.co/lEYsBNKi
@aaronmhill it did/still does. We have a high unemployment rate at 8.8%
@aaronmhill there is alot of outsourcing going, part of the reason we’re going post-industrial as most industry jobs are global
@aaronmhill oh it is, but GDP wise it is still very small :) But IT is a factor to count with as we get into the service economy
@aaronmhill we’re almost postindustrial now, that said, the tree industry and mining are still healthy.
@Samcornwell I wouldn’t have a clue, but it would be nice if the investigation could give us answers.
@aaronmhill indeed, and staying neutral through the world wars allowed Sweden to modernize in, well, peace.
I feel we’re speaking too little about peak helium. http://t.co/PMi2bckm Is this the end to funny voices?
@aberlund sure, nowadays, I was providing a more historical context :)
@SLAYRadio always! :)
@SeeAustralia I am afraid the kangaroo would knock the swede out and win by KO
@comham oh, thank you!
We got a bit of a falukorv controvercy, hope the RT:s will clear things up.
@ederblog and also a bit overwhelmed, didn’t catch you were a swede :)
@Drarok I’ve tried it yes, tastes nothing special since it’s spiced well, a bit om the gamey side
@ederblog we were in the centuries past
@purdieonstage fav swedish dish id probably meatballs and mashed potatoes with some lingonberry jam
@luftbahuhn yes indeed
Along with that you eat alot of potatoe, it is easy to grow and is very filling.
Out of pigs, cows and fish? Have a horse! Weirdly enough called “hamburgerkött” or hamburger meat over here.
Fish was another source for food. But how to keep it from going bad? You salt it, smoke it, bury it, dry it and drown it in vinegar.
What do you do with the blood? Blood pudding!
Swedes eat alot of sausages. It’s like you slaughtered the pig, had the good meat, what to do with the rest? Sausages!
It is easy to forget that Sweden was a very poor country at the turn of the 19th century, but if you take a look at the food you get an idea
@naraenil one of the easier languages around, right? :)
How about learning a bit of useful swedish? :) Try http://t.co/kujirxlI (warning, expletives abound) Lesson 2 is the highlight!
I wonder if Pinball Dreams isn’t the most loved swedish game? http://t.co/32qzQawO
@hallaathrad I usually buy Wasa, but got no preference.
Getting informed awesome punkband KSMB are from equally fantastic suburb Skärholmen. Here is a peak btw: http://t.co/OziZMNS9
In hindsight, I should have instagrammed my breakfast, made it all glossy and 70’s tainted. Hahahaha.
@Grave_Dohl was looking for something punk as well…
@tanyasyed yeah, the name kind of stuck
@Grave_Dohl It is a REALLY silly name: ”Kurt-Sune with Berit”.
@Robert8888w well, english is the closest thing we have to a universal language.
@mzarcus oh hai thar!
@claRED_8 seems like it! Oh marketing… RyVita? lol
Dawit Isaak is not forgotten either. http://t.co/n3AiUVnw Still hoping to have him home.
@WarningSarcasm not yet :)
Read more about Martin and Johan here if you’re interested: http://t.co/NRcco2SI
With Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawis demise. Swedes are concerned about our jailed journalists Johan Persons and Martin Schibbye.
And finally, Rågsveds famous horse-shoe shaped center http://t.co/mWeqxcgm
@5gatos I hear that alot, that Canada and Sweden are similiar. Might be the climate :)
@1234SINKO 8 AM
Oasen, where punk band Ebba Grön started out: http://t.co/cTwAMNvC
The walk to the metro: http://t.co/uCfayEAl
My home: http://t.co/xZm5zEHG
Rågsved is diverse, multicultural, fun. I guess that annoys some :)
Nowadays it keeps the bad reputation stamp but Rågsved is mostly a sleepy suburb minding it’s own buisness.
Rågsved has a bad reputation for being drug addled back in the 70’s, was also known as ”Drugsved” back then.
Rågsved is known for being home to the Swedish punk scene with bands as Ebba Grön and KSMBs. http://t.co/mMGYFgg9
I live en Rågsved, a suburb to Stockholm located about 20 minutes from Central Stockholm.
@fishmyman hmmm… tough question. Let’s go with Iceland because of whales, geysers and vikings :)
You guys are very apprehensive on knäckebröd :D
So here it is, my breakfast of champs. http://t.co/ZhrqFn8y
@Costals lol, I would approve if they did
@itastepaint just about anything, it doesn’t have a strong taste so butter, cheese, fruit, priscutto, marmelade… (not mixed together :))
@lescarbeau I know of Quèbec yes, but don’t know about the elections.
This is knäckebröd, goes really well with anything :) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knäckebröd
.@itastepaint the white beaches of Åhus for sure. It’s a bit cold in the water, but absolutely beautiful. http://t.co/LDY4Yobn
Now I’ll have a shower, eat a knäckebröd or two for breakfast, then show you where I live!
Good morning people of the world! Seems during the night the discussion was yet still polarized. As it tends to be I guess.
With that, good night good people of earth. Looking forward spending another day with you tomorrow :)
Some have asked me which games I tend to play, my raptr profile should reflect the recents nicely: http://t.co/BIu99aE6
Seeing Mr Sandman heading my way, and a wife slightly neglected, so I’m gonna call this off the nearest 8 hours and catch some sleep.
@Magnusahns it is bad for just about anyone, and I had my employeer know.
@xLuckyLouiex I am saying it helps to create better games if you have a diverse team.
@mariospeedwagon I think most swedes are tired of Assange don’t care much about his case anymore.
It’s like, what if game devs freed the breast bounce coder guy and had him do better netcode instead?
@xLuckyLouiex maybe, I don’t know, haven’t had a chance to work with a diverse 50/50 team yet. But would love to find out.
@sigmamutau some call it ”male privilage” :)
And as I said. It is not only a gamer problem, but an industry one as well. Se are mostly men creating games for ourselves.
@sigmamutau nah, I didn’t do too much socializing either to be honest
@embereye I totally agree, a diverse team have a better chance at developing a diverse experience.
I am getting flack for speaking about this, but no threats, no harrasement. What did Anita Sarkeesian get? http://t.co/VPF1qyHX
Agree that this is -also- an internet issue, but I am talking in an area where I have a chance to make a change. Gamers, I am one of you.
@nutsocharles but I wasn’t adressering you, I was adressing those who are
@rkimmerling yes, for obvious reasons :)
Sure, anyone can BUY a game. That’s not my point. But do you dare to be yourself online unless you are a white, hetreosexual male?
When in reality, games should be for everyone willing to pick them up.
With such statements done by the Dead Island, Tomb Raider and Borderlands 2 crew we devs are confirming myths of games being a mans domain.
We treat women and people not like us badly. This is of course partly to blame on the games industry as well.
Seeing some of you getting defensive over gamers, while others agreeing with me. Look, we, as gamers, need to be open to critisism.
I am rather saddened by the behaviour of my peers, for me gaming is an inclusive hobby. That’s why I got hooked afterall.
Gamers tend to be misogynist, rasist and rather unpleasant overall, especiallly online.
I am not only a game dev, but a gamer as well. That said, I don’t feel particulary welcome in the community. Gamers got issues.
Kaj insists on swimming out of the frame. http://t.co/xFhyDCWb
@leocolomer it’s called a ”gamepad chopping board”, I’m sure you can find it in your favourite store.
@theangelremiel I will try it now I guess :)
Talk nerdy to me http://t.co/EO4NhDFz
For a country that loves great comedy we sure produce crap though – presenting Stefan & Krister: http://t.co/d8RBumwm
@trevormiddleton oh how I wish that Mankell thought that way :)
@maesbn probably both right?
@hemminmich please do, and thanks :)
Swedes are really into 70’s British humor. Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, Benny Hill. Not sure why.
@katemckinnon oh, that game is part of our self-aware humor
@grobstein Ernst is an… icon :)
@Thirdrail1 no comment on the seating motif? I am dissapoint. :)
@RunningBecky that was excellent honestly, grammar is great and all, but if you can make yourself understood it’s all that matters :)
@Konvention the moment you want out and someone is in the way…
@SoRefined I failed math so much on that one :)
@Sephinator oh, I math failed
Did you know the Swedish games industry is over 40 years old? Our first game was programmed 1960 by Göran Sundqvist and was called Sank/D2.
@eclairenboule hi and thanks! About an hour, the zig-zaging being the big culprit.
@laura193laura the adults pretty much said wow and ate it up :(
@PaperMaven thanks, it’s one of the things I like to accomplish.
Want to know the rules of conduct at the Stockholm metro? There’s a game for that! http://t.co/Sep8TVml Pro-tip: Avoid eye contact.
@Alexmartin84 thank you :)
Exclusive first look, the inside of a swedish metro! http://t.co/PHS3PQFb
I’ll be heading home by metro, someone has translated the map helpfully enough. http://t.co/xdWFd04y Find me at Rye Patch.
Wife and I were invited to a 2 year olds birthday party, we got creative. http://t.co/HCuQUHVg
@the_slain_man oh man, has happened a few times
@Wijjie that’s your prerogative :) but I tend to agree that gaming shouldn’t be ones only hobby, we all need fresh air
@Frits Overall coverage is good in the city, but the best depends on where you’ll stay. Operators have excellent coverage maps.
Game dev is super healthy! http://t.co/I5TczbYN
@Wijjie everyone needs to be entertained from time to time I would argue
@cleverick monthly indeed
You should play CLOP while I attend the meeting. http://t.co/8xeh8WPC
Going to a planning meeting now, the third best thing after fika and week numbers.
@bcb81 I am an atheist :)
Hmm, for southern Sweden, here is a better link http://t.co/dBQJOOMe – I lived in Hässleholm to be more precise.
@baghdadinvest yes, been back in 2010 and 2011. I currently live in Stockholm.
I moved to Stockholm in 2005, but I grew up in southern Sweden, it is also very beautiful: http://t.co/ZHUrxlTY—Cities/Southern-Sweden/
@FrancoisJabbour because we never wanted to be this far away from home
@FrancoisJabbour I was born there :)
@CoriC oh, there are issues with radicalism that are quite serious that need to be delat with, hate is always hate, no matter the source.
Back to work after lunch, gonna have our King keep you company: http://t.co/XYWTAmgX
@MalinVK very strange and different, took me the second visit to start enjoy it
@CoriC it is their method I don’t agree with, closing borders and increasing restrictions
@MalinVK yes, twice since 2010
@MalinVK Sweden felt like heaven!
@CoriC I agree, I don’t want to ban the sentiment but exercise my right to oppose it
@MalinVK I was 10 – left Iraq when I was 8.
@CoriC not personally, but we have a party in parliament that has that rethoric.
@michaelmasser make sure to visit Gamla Stan, Djurgården, Skogskyrkogården, Drottningholm and as many metro stations you can. Welcome! :)
@MirvanAhmad nope, but my parents were anti-Saddam and Kurdistan was the safest place to be until the chemical attacks started.
@Nathan_7 I don’t have any good memories from that time since my family was just looking for a place to settle down.
@ThatNuttyFanboy I don’t have any good memories from that time since my family was just looking for a place to settle down.
Ending up in Sweden was a fluke, I lived in Baghdad, Mosul, Kurdistan, Ankara, Teheran, Damascus and Moscow before getting here.
@RicardLalander hey, and borders are really lines on a map :)
@mattislar I am a citizen yes, but citizenship is a peace of paper, I am trying to express a deeper thought.
@trentmkays I’m trying to apply the word without the medical meaning :)
@johncoxon better phrased than I could’ve put it. Yes, as an ”outsider” I appreciate Sweden on a little different level.
@Netherlanders I have high hope those forces will go away, the bad economy makes their rethoric alluring for some, but they are not truthful
.@adaminberlin I don’t believe in homeopathy, but I like the concept, it is poetic.
It does’t matter how much these forces try to alienate me, I’ll always be a Swede, as much as I’ll always be a homeopathic Iraqi.
into ”us” and ”them”. And I am kind of a hippy and feel that we all should get along. So my silent protest is being a homeopathic Swede.
In #myownview there is an extremist wind blowing over Europe, and Sweden is sadly not spared. A minority of people would like to divide us
Gonna adress that homeopathic swede part now. I was born in Iraq, been a Swede for a majority of my life, but for some that is not enough.
@TheLoganRoberts love esports, don’t get that some people would like them to be in the olympics, but I love being a spectator.
@interchris just about everyone I would presume :)
@hannulampinen me and my wife are on week 34 :)
@nilsding Ikea is not THAT evil :)
@nilsding it is true, but there ARE shortcuts if you don’t want to feel like a mouse in a lab
@insmouse thanks som tusan! <3
@interchris not sure, but I know things like I usually go on vacation between week 28 and 32.
@zaki3d very relevant in our ”games as a service” time and age, you have to keep consistency between various products
Did you know it’s week 34? Swedes are obsessed about weeks, not giving months or days that much of attention.
Here is my work station, the glamorous life of being a game dev: http://t.co/ofsx9MSU
@rockydennis oh, thanks dude!
@chjacobsen_se nah, but we need some editorial function to sort out the originals from the clones I would say
@chjacobsen_se nah, but we need some editorial function to sort out the originals from the clones I would say
@zaki3d I wouldn’t know really, but I see open positions within the games industry quite often
@zaki3d I wouldn’t know really, but I see open positions within the games industry quite often
@ay4valon twitter is a bit slow at changing the profile pic, will get sorted soon :)
@sammyorchard yeah, but never made past the qualifying rounds :)
@zaki3d interesting, fun and rewarding I hope. Language isn’t a barrier since we all speak english.
@sammyorchard you could compete in the Nintendo Swedish Championships!
You could also develop a polished indie game with a clear vision. Having that in your portfolio will open doors.
I worked with various companies and technologies for 8 years before landning this gig. Be patient and strive for your goal.
Howto break into the game industry? I don’t think you can anymore, rather you need to establish yourself first. Get educated, get experience
In the late 80’s/early 90’s about every swedish kid was a Nintendo Club member, I still have my membership card: http://t.co/wDuxqQSx
@Nathan_7 he’s the one
@tomadhawk Especially Stockholm is very international and welcoming. I’ve planned to adress this area during my week :)
@OskarBurman yup, get Rovio up there!
@johncoxon yeah, really close, like a 5 minute walk
Being a game developer in Stockholm is fantastic, we have SO MUCH talent between a few blocks: http://t.co/sFVk5XOY
@juliovolcano oh gods, not an easy one to answer, but there are more blonde Swedes than redheads by a majority for sure.
@smamat I’m not a muslim though :) But Eid Mubarak!
Oh, now people tell me, my profile at http://t.co/gBlNFAKQ is up!
While I work, Sauron is my neighbour: http://t.co/uiuf3Z51
@desireekoh13 I love all the water everywhere!
@gxhxoxsxtxfxm a christmas tree painted on me by my wife
@PeopleOfUK this is an epic coinsidence!
@ribe6760 nah, I did an arguably bad joke, I do tons of those
@chjacobsen_se probably Chronicles of Riddick or Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Or as extreme right winger ( #myownview, gonna use this one alot…), Björn Söder would’ve said: ”Sweden?”
How do you go about breaking the news about being @Sweden to your parents? ”Mum, dad, please have a seat. I have something to tell you.”
A lot of questions on which games I’ve worked at, gonna link you to my linkedin: http://t.co/KQxOwgjx
.@Robert8888w it’s like why wouldn’t you have a christmas tree painted on your forhead?
Thanks for the warm welcome! A bit overwhelmed :)
I’m currently at work, so I’ll be a bit sporadic, but read up on me here if you will: http://t.co/gBlNFAKQ
So, hi! My name is Naseer and I am a 31 years old game dev living in Stockholm. I am your @Sweden for this week, so let’s do this!