What we do

Sweden Game Arena is a project that, together with partners, creates a unique eco-system within game development.

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Professional game developers in Skövde
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Jobs created through Sweden Game Startup
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Student every year at University of Skövde
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Games released in Skövde
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Teams in Sweden Game Startup
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Companies started in Sweden Game Startup

Academy

University of Skövde educates future talents of the computer games industry and offers study programs at Bachelor’s or Master’s level, as well as research opportunities

Sweden Game Startup

Sweden Game Startup is a startup program with focus on game business development with a fantastic track record

Establish

Establish your game studio in Skövde, and be a part of Sweden Game Arena's growing community

Members

Take a look at some of the members of Sweden Game Arena's community of studios

Career

We have collected all available jobs within the Sweden Game Arena's tight-knit community

Learn more about Sweden Game Arena

Sweden Game Arena offers a unique opportunity for game developers and companies to develop within the industry, such as visualization and participation in the global games market.

Core team

The team of Sweden Game Arena is made of members with diverse backgrounds, experiences and skills.

Tau Petersson

Community Overlord at Sweden Game Arena

Tau is one of the founders of Stunlock Studios, which is the biggest game studio in Skövde, and where she still works part time. She’s also a board member in the Swedish Games Industry. In her free time, she’s most likely hiking, baking, or doing a DIY project, which is probably why she as such an in-depth knowledge of IKEA’s product range.

Petri Ahonen

Project Manager at Sweden Game Arena

Petri has been working with business development, business coaching and internationalization for the past ten years in Science Park Skövde. Previously he has also been a CEO, branch manager, started own companies, and as a gamer (not so much anymore) he was a dedicated racing gamer. When free time occurs, you can find Petri on a golf course.

Jennifer Granath

Communicator at Sweden Game Arena

Computer games, and games in general, are a new and unexplored field for her, as she has a background in internal and external communication in public administration and retail. She likes to hang out with friends and family, eat good food and watch terrible reality shows.

Vania Castagnino

Event Coordinator at Sweden Game Arena

Vania began her work with games in Peru back in 2012 as a graphic artist in the game studio Hermanos Magicliga and board member of IGDA Peru. She later moved to Sweden where she started her own game studio, An Otter Team. She also likes to engage in some non-game activates like camping in the wild and hanging out with her favorite dogs and humans.

SUPPORTING TEAM

Louise Hallberg

Business Developer, Talent Attraction at the Municipality of Skövde

Louise moved back to her hometown of Skövde in 2014, after living in Los Angeles for 15 years. In the U.S., she worked with convention logistics as Senior Manager, Client Services and Program Manager. Outside the office, Louise enjoys most activities involving friends and family – and dancing.

Per Backlund

Professor of Informatics at University of Skövde

Per started his career in academia as a middle school teacher, but became interested in computer science when he was asked to develop the computer science program at the University of Skövde in 2004. In addition to his interest in computer games, he also enjoys exercising and all kinds of sports.

Tobias Karlsson

PhD Student at University of Skövde

Tobias has a long career involving both computer games and academia, and has worked as a game artist, lecturer and program director at the University of Skövde. Making and playing games also happens to be one of his hobbies, along with playing music.