Related Projects: Belgrade Design Week Festival 2013

Nordeus is a leading and award-winning European game developer and officially the best European gaming startup of 2011. Only three years since Nordeus has opened its doors in Belgrade, the company succeeded in building up a respectable worldwide brand from the ground up.

Nordeus is a mobile gaming company with big ambitions and a fiercely independent mindset. Fuelled by the dream to create competitive games, Nordeus now enable millions of people around the globe to be champions. Proud of where they’re from, they’re putting Belgrade on the gaming map.

Nikola Damjanov, representative of creators of Top Eleven, the most played online sports game in the world, took visitors of Belgrade Design Week 2014 into the virtual world of video games, talking about innovations introduced by Belgrade’s own Nordeus studio, famous worldwide for the most successful global sports video game, the football manager’s simulation “Top Eleven”. Damjanov revealed why more than 9 million people monthly and 3 million daily play Top Eleven, but also the innovations they are preparing. Legendary football manager Jose Mourinho is the new face of the online sports game, the change of graphic will allow an easier technical access to the game from anywhere where you have a connection.

Running in the morning through the city (down what the germans call a fussgangerzone) and being amazed by all the grand empty old buildings that reminded me of my Berlin beginnings. Grafitti on buildings. Lovely broken walls with acne'd facades from decades of reverse engineering. Discovering that all the ships on the river were party boats and open till the morning. Sweating so much in one of the clubs, my phone got messed up. Losing phone in said club. Visiting belgrade police station to report a then stolen phone to a twenty-something cop with a doctor's lab coat, listening to Rammstein (loudly) while hacking out my report on a pre-electric typewriter that looked (and sounded) as if it was from some era before typewriters were invented.   Thinking of Naked Lunch. Thinking of Die-Hard. Listening to architects talk about porous facades. Thinking of old smart bombs. Imagining the flash and crunch of several floors of reinforced concrete collapsing in on themselves. Wondering why I'm the only interactive guy here. Why are there so many beautiful women in Belgrade? Why are there so many beautiful women in Belgrade?!