The year in brief
- quote from the 2021 edition of Game Developer Index
"Some media have called computer games “the new base industry” and this may be a good fit for an industry that had a turnover of EUR 3.3 billion in 2020."
events this year
attendees at our events
Women or other gender minorities at our events
New Community Manager
Last fall we welcomed our fourth member on this journey Niki Chalusi, our new Community Manager! She will be responsible for our community, events, and guidance for our newly formed teams to find their footing before entering the accelerator.
1800+ people joined us
Friday Stories, our talk + Q&A with industry pros, took on a new shape the last two seasons, giving more room for questions and networking. These two seasons held amazing speakers we opened up Season 3 with over 300 attendees joining into Nathalie Ek, Senior UX Designer at DICE, and her talk about User experience in Battlefield 1.
New Community Manager!
Meed the community
Learn more about the Masterclass we held together with Västanå Teater
making it 19 studios in total in Värmland
investmenst made into 7+ studios
of studios are owned or founded by women or other gender minorities in total
Fasttrack - work with your game for 9 month
We welcomed Forgebyte Studios and Team Velocita to our newly launched program Fastrack, your opportunity to work on your game full-time for 9 months!
Applications for this opens up the February so subscribe to our newsletter so you don’t miss it!
The Great Summer Pitch and Winter Pitch
We had a great turnout on our two pitching events with 18 teams/studios participating in the events and pitching their ideas for industry pros. Five winners emerged from Summer Pitch and won funding to a total of 175 000 SEK and all teams formed Studios two of them got accepted into our Fasttrack program.
A trail of Ooze on Kickstarter
Our Summer Pitch winner, 2020, Insanto Studios got their game A trail of Ooze successfully backed on Kickstarter!
Sweden Game Conference
We brought 6 Studios with us to Skövde and Sweden Game Conference to showcase and network. One of our Studios, Team Velocita, pitched their game Octane remix during the conference pitch-event.
You can check out their game here.