Parity, one of the company at Innovation House, is finishing a prototype of their first video game, Island of Winds. The video game is inspired by Icelandic nature, history and folklore. It is a vast interactive world with harsh weather conditions where players will start their journey as witch in the 17th century. The founder, María Guðmundsdóttir, got the idea to start her own video games company while traveling on the Trans-Siberian express in 2014. Interview with María in icelandic: Með norn á teikniborðinu
Congratulation Inspirally! Inspirally helps creative people collaborate on their ideas. It allows people to take and manipulate pictures and videos to be shared with other people for collaboration. Interior designers and architects are already using the product, according to a statement. Read more on Northstack.
Vivaldi and Grótta Sports Club on Seltjarnarnes have signed a two-year partnership agreement for the Grótta handball team. Vivaldi has been sponsoring the football team in recent years and the football field in Seltjarnarnes is called Vivaldi völlurinn.
The photo shows Bjarni Torfi Álfþórsson from Grótta and Vivaldi CEO Jón von Tetzchner when they signed the agreement.
Íþróttafélagið Grótta (English: Grótta Sports Club) is an Icelandic sports club based in the town of Seltjarnarnes, in the Capital Region . The club is best known for its football team, but also has departments for handball and gymnastics.
Welcome to Innovation House, team Porcelain Fortress. Let’s play!
Porcelain Fortress is a video game studio that was founded by a small band of romantics in the autumn of 2016.
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A software pioneer finds his little piece of Scandinavia — and a home — in Magnolia. Interview with Jon von Tetzchner about Vivaldi, Innovation House and Magnolia. Read more.
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We finished the renovations by June 1st, we filled the house up with company friends and workers, plus some of their family. We bought kayaks and a canoe and a paddle board. We added desks to every room to enable guests to work from them or visitors to pick one to work from if they are not occupied. We have a lovely Innovation House flag blowing in the sea breeze. We have more traditional office work space for 16 rigged up too.
We added a new air conditioning system , and upgraded the plumbing to be able to accommodate a full house. We have added a fire alarm system and we have put in some new flooring and some new furniture to make it possible to have meetings gatherings and visitors.
Our aim is still to be here for our American friends, our start-ups from IH in Iceland, and from Start up labs in Norway, and of course, other places in the world. Some have been here already and will continue to visit.
We have companies coming for team gatherings and we have some guests coming from Iceland working on maritime projects to meet with similar companies here in Gloucester to see how they can work together. We have our in house Start-up www.ovathebridge.com focusing on the local businesses and with their many members in this area helping us to get acquainted.
The Innovation house is once again white and we also painted the chimneys white with a black stripe at the top, this being in line with the history from this area that used such painting of the chimney’s to signify to the slaves on the run that it was a “safe- house “. We have done our renovations with the admiration of the history of the grand house, we have added some modernizations but we have kept and intend to maintain the original style.
For more information on the Innovation House contact Anne@vivaldi.com
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