THIS IS ARCTIC GAME WEEK
Arctic Game Week is a week filled with game events that features everything from industry conferences and networking to the Nordsken Festival. It is a platform for new transmedia businesses where IPs (intellectual properties) are the core. Arctic Game Week is the perfect opportunity to connect, interact and do business with the game industry in Scandinavia. Arctic Game Week is organized by Arctic Game (a game cluster that strengthens the gaming industry in northern Sweden) and Nordsken (non-profit organization) in collaboration with Bonnier, Rabén & Sjögren, B. Wahlströms, Wanderword, Global Top Round, Goodbye Kansas, Film i Västerbotten, Turborilla and Heroic Signatures.
Arctic Game is an organization that is working to create a strategic platform for the game industry in northern Sweden; with business development, investment support, game educations and events to build a strong games community. They are creating an opportunity for studios to grow and give individuals the chance to enter the industry.
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.
In this area there are about 75 game companies and studios, about 500 professionals working in this industry and 16 game educations at university and higher vocational educations. Arctic Game is now northern Europe’s fastest growing game cluster.