Nordic Game partner Sweden Game Arena has a special message for NG20 participants:
It started out in a small scale when the University of Skövde started their game development education in 2002. Today, together with Science Park Skövde, they have put Skövde on the world map in computer game development through Sweden Game Arena and The Game Incubator.
“We have built something unique over the years,” says Sweden Game Arena project manager Magnus Ling.
The Game Incubator helps to start and develop game companies towards an international market, and has today around 30 companies in its process in Skövde and Gothenburg. When the companies are ready to stand on their own they have the opportunity to continue to be a part of Sweden Game Arena which operates and collaborates with key industrial networks to increase sales and investments in the companies that are part of the community.
“Sweden Game Arena serves as an international knowledge hub for our startups and alumni companies and Sweden’s games industry,” adds Magnus. “Our own annual event, Sweden Game Conference is one of Sweden’s largest industry gatherings with over 1000 participants and a great media value for our partners and community.”
Sweden Game Arena has been built strategically during a long period of time. Together with The Game Incubator, it creates great opportunities to start, develop and establish companies in this unique environment.
We have games research and one of Europe’s largest computer game education programs here through the University of Skövde and we have created an important industrial network with a quick path to knowledge and establishment in the international market,” says community manager Tau Petersson. “We have also connected key investors and publishers to our community and we assist studios as well as individuals in our community with employment opportunities.”
The work of international positioning has been successful for Sweden Game Arena and the companies in its community.
“The work has been so successful that Sweden Game Arena in recent years has represented the Swedish games industry at Gamescom,” says Magnus. “Over the last five years we have had around 200 companies participating, not only from our community but from the rest of Sweden too.”
Read more about Sweden Game Arena at swedengamearena.com.
About the Nordic Game conference
Nordic Game is the leading games conference in Europe, and 2020 marks its seventeenth edition. Gathering thousands of industry professionals in Malmö annually, Nordic Game is the one and only “home turf” meeting place for the highly successful game developers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
This year Nordic Game is organising two events in Malmö, Sweden: NG20 online this 27-29 May and NG20+ on 25-27 November. Learn more and register at conf.nordicgame.com.