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why Värmland?

Welcome to Karlstad, a Scandinavian Game Hub where we mix business with pleasure

 In our community The Great Journey you will find like minded game entrepreneurs, students and game devs who are part of our network that will bring you great business opportunities.


Inclusion and entrepreneurship are essential in our community and we pride ourselves with being a safe environment for all.  Besides all of that you can have a great lifestyle with the mix of beautiful lakes, quiet woods and high ski slopes in beautiful Karlstad, the Swedish province of Värmland.


The game dev scene in Värmland is growing fast with start up studios as well as established companies. Say hello to work-life balance, say hello to Värmland!


soft landing

Game and Business Development

including legal support

We help you settle in


For your team


empower people and companies to unleash their full potential

Europe’s largest games company with its headquarters in Karlstad, Embracer is an entrepreneur driven group with the passion for games and entrepreneurship. They engage more than 16 000 people in 40 countries.

Some of the operative groups and studios owned by Embracer are THQ Nordic, Amplifier Game Invest, Easybrain, Coffee Stain Studios, Gearbox Software.

the games archive

The passion for games is materialised in Embracer´s Games Archive witch is arguably one of the largest collection of physical games in the world with over 80.000 games, consoles and accessories placed in Karlstad.


Level up your skills and further your journey in
the games industry today

With almost 25 years of experience Futuregames is consistently ranked as one of the best game educations in the world and former students make over 11% of the Swedish games industry working across game art, game design, programming, game marketing and more.


Future Games and Changemaker Educations offers a range of different vocational educations located at The Great Journey.

The Great Journey also offers the Fasttrack program for indies studios and aspiring teams.

Are you curios about Värmland and everything it has to offer? Take a look at Visit Värmland for the perfect guide of  what this beautiful landscape has to offer with everything from big city life, beautiful nature and high skii slopes in the north - Welcome to Värmland!

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