Northern Europe’s largest game event is back!

The municipal board in Skellefteå has now decided to support the non-profit association “Nordskens vänner” with an annual grant of 1.5 million to arrange Nordsken in Skellefteå in 2021-2023. After being forced to cancel in 2020 due to covid-19, northern Scandinavia’s largest event for pop culture is now returning with full speed and major changes. […]

Arctic Light Pitch

Pitch your game at ARCTIC LIGHT PITCH! This is a “practice session” where you try to pitch your game and get feedback from our senior jury. It is a great opportunity to try, learn and improve regardless if you are a game studio, a project or a student group! Preregister by emailing johan@arcticgamelab.com for a […]

How covid-19 affect our activities

Right now, we are seeing an increase of the spread of Covid-19, and with harder restrictions in Norr-and Västerbotten we are now changing our upcoming events. We want to keep you safe and are therefore taking some precautions and following the recommendations from Folkhälsomyndigheten.  Many of our events and activates have already been affected, but […]

Zordix Publishing releases Ponpu

On December 2nd the Umeå based publisher Zordix published their game Ponpu. The game is available for PS4, PC, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One.  Read more See the trailer

WANDERWORD IS EXPANDING

Wanderword is the market leader in interactive audio entertainment with a combination of its patent based platform and editor and its interactive audio entertainment studio, developing content based on its own IPs, such as Cursed Painting, 63rd & Wallace, 525 Winchester and Bluurb, to mention a few and a number of licensed IP from world […]

TURBORILLA OPENS A NEW STUDIO IN SKELLEFTEÅ

ON SEPTEMBER THE 1ST, UMEÅ BASED STUDIO TURBORILLA OPENS A NEW UNIT IN SKELLEFTEÅ. THE STUDIO WILL HAVE THE ENTIRE RESPONSIBILITY FOR TURBORILLA’S BRAND MAD SKILLS BMX, ONE OF THEIR POPULAR TITLES. Turborilla are now located in Umeå, USA and Denmark and has engaged action sports fans since the start. Today, the are prod to […]

THEY KICK-STARTED THEIR GAME COMPANIES

WORKING WITH GAMES AND LIVING IN PITEÅ? OF COURSE. THE BÄCKSTRÖM WIKMAN FAMILY MOVED TO NORTHERN SWEDEN AND GOT A FLYING START FOR THEIR COMPANIES. The opportunity to move 850 kilometres from the capital came when Robert Bäckström got a job at game publisher Raw Fury. They have an international philosophy of employment where you […]

HOW THEY MANAGED TO ENTER THE GAMING INDUSTRY

ACHOO! FROM A CRANKY IDEA OF SNEEZING TO THE GAME HAYFEVER. WITH AN ONCOMING JAPANESE LAUNCH, CONNY NORDLUND TALKS ABOUT HOW THEY MADE THEIR WAY IN THE GAMING INDUSTRY. Conny Nordlund and Jonas Roininen started Pixadome in Luleå in the summer of 2017 and launched their first game, Hayfever at the beginning of this year. […]