Swedish Games Industry is Sweden's trade association for video game companies
With growth of 33% and a value of EUR 1.87 billion, 2018 proved another strong year for Swedish games companies. In the global competition, they have successfully gained market shares, attracted competence and not least created gaming experiences for several hundred million players worldwide. Counting 41 new companies and over 600 new employees in Sweden, the sector is showing stable growth.
Jobs increased by 24 percent, over 1047 new full-time positions to 5338 employees. It is almost the double amount of new positions compared with 2016.
Sweden's public service radio broadcaster has highlighted the phenomenon of loot boxes in computer games this week and whether this could lead to negative consequences for players who spend money in individual games.
Sweden takes leading stance in VR, while new studios join huge hits like Minecraft, Battlefield and Candy Crush Saga in making Sweden one of the world’s best gamedev regions.
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Our reports about the growth of Swedish game companies (The Game Developer Index) can be found here.