A tale of two very empty game studios

A story of a lonely coffee machine, a bank vault, something that looks like a prison courtyard, and having really bad timing when renting new office spaces. Swedish developer Coffee Stain Studios were in dire need of new offices at both of the company’s locations. After a long search they found their dream locations in both cities. These really were offices where game development could flourish. But there was just one tiny little problem…

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The fabulous times as community manager for Valheim

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A studio of one’s own, without the hassle of owning it

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Not men in suits

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.

A warm and fuzzy feeling

Stephanie was not allowed to play video games growing up, but she’s making up for it now. She has both a great career in the games industry and a full sleeve to show for it.

Kick-Ass Kicki

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.

The story that needed to be played

Does the world need another video game with nazis? Jörg Friedrich and Paintbucket Games think so. Their game tells a story we have never played before.

Taps – Anthony Moss

Taps the musketeer

Anthony Moss is not a man who allows circumstances to dictate his life. That’s why, at 57, he’s restarting his career in selling games, as well as tap-dancing while fencing.