Central Sweden gets first gaming, creative hub

Game On Mid Sweden, which is focused on building the games and digital entertainment industry in Västernorrland, in central Sweden, launched this week following a major investment from the EU, Region Västernorrland, Näringslivsbolaget Sundsvall, and Kramfors Kommun.

Game On’s aims to build the necessary infrastructure that will facilitate the establishment of new jobs, companies, and skill-based education for the games and digital entertainment industry in the region.

“Mid Sweden is the perfect location for a major game hub, it is already organically attracting new companies and people in the gaming industry. The establishment of Game On is perfect timing to capture and build on this interest,” said Patty Toledo, project lead for Game ON Mid Sweden.

The focus is on growth, internationalization, and skill-building, contributing to the renewal and development of the business community and the public sector in Västernorrland.

“In 5-10 years, Mid Sweden will have a sustainable and self-sufficient game cluster, rich in new IPs, success stories, and investments. A burgeoning games and creative business environment means growth to the whole region, not only for the games companies,” Toledo said.