Nathalie Verweij, Hannah Beuger and Anna Richter grew up as nerdy girls, playing tons of games but not really finding their place in the world. They felt like outcasts, until they realized that making games is actually a job. And that they were good at it. They formed a bond at the university of Breda in Netherlands. Their friendship is still strong, as all three have found a creative home at Coffee Stain Studios in Sweden.
Include, share and encourage. It’s not that complicated to be a middle aged senior game developer and still be a nice person online. Henrik Jonsson even received an award for his demeanor, and he has some simple advice.
Per-Arne Lundberg wanted to help students start their own game studios. The idea was to take care of all the boring stuff for them, and let them focus on the creative part. It started small, but today it has blossomed into Amplifier Game Invest.
Kicki Wallje Lund left home when she was fifteen. Her parents told her she would never make it on her own. That was 50 years ago and Kick-Ass Kicki is still proving them wrong, every day.
He sold his first video games from his parents’ house in the ’80s. In the ’90s he started Austrias first video games company. Then he met a most annoying Swedish businessman. Twice.