NORTHERN EUROPE'S FASTEST GROWING GAMING CLUSTER

NORTHERN EUROPE'S FASTEST GROWING GAMING CLUSTER

Since 2016, a regional investment in the gaming industry – funded by the municipalities of Umeå, Skellefteå, Piteå, Luleå and Boden – has been underway in northern Sweden. Skellefteå Science City is tasked with driving this initiative, with financial support from the municipalities, local regions and the EU project, Innovation Game 2.0.

 

INNOVATION GAME 2.0

Innovation Game 2.0 started in the summer of 2019. The project goal is to strengthen the gaming industry in the region by contributing to a more diverse and inclusive labor market. We want an industry that contributes to the development of innovation know-how in other industries, attracts the migration and formation of companies and reduces the flight of skills.

 

Science City’s aims for Innovation Game 2.0 are:

  • Increased visibility for the northern Swedish gaming industry
  • Increased use of gaming expertise in the innovation and education systems
  • More gaming innovations
  • More investments
  • More events and places for people to meet.

 

ARCTIC GAME WEEK

Arctic Game Week is an annual week of game-related events for those who work in the gaming industry, those who want to become part of the industry, and for consumers of games and game-related culture. It is a week when the international and regional gaming industry meets and when investors and publishers visit northern Sweden.

Arctic Game Week takes place in conjunction with the big game festival Nordsken. 

arcticgameweek.com

 

19.2 billion

That’s how much revenue Swedish game developers generated in 2018. That's a threefold rise in just five years!