Peter Lübeck presenting

About us

Game Habitat is the game development community organization based in Malmö, south Sweden. Our vision is to enable the best environment for game development, meaning, an environment enabling the world’s most inclusive, diverse and supportive ecosystem, a thriving games industry producing world-class games, and strong support for studios and individual professionals to grow. Our work is supported and funded by our members, partners, Region Skåne, and the city of Malmö. Game Habitat is a non-profit organization.

The game development community in South Sweden consists of thousands of game developers and hundreds of game companies, plus many freelancers, students, and hobbyists. The region is home to studios renowned for their award-winning and impactful games, their original IPs, and for cultivating some of the biggest brands in entertainment, such as Star Wars and James Bond. Together, games made by studios in our region have been played by hundreds of millions of people worldwide.

Game companies
Game developers
Game educations
Game students
2.4 billion
Revenue in 2022 (SEK)
Average annual revenue growth since 2011
Nationalities represented in the games industry in Malmö
Game devs working in the region saying the regional industry is great

Our organization

Game Habitat was founded in 2013 by representatives from the region’s games industry to accelerate the growth of the regional game development industry. The organization’s mission remains the same today. Game Habitat is a member organization, with regional game development companies as members. Game Habitat's current members represent 95% of the game developers in the region. The organization operates in Sweden’s two southernmost regions, Skåne and Blekinge. Game Habitat also partners with public and private organizations.

Together with our community of members and partners, Game Habitat organizes community-building events, provides business development support, develops and attracts talent, runs inclusion and diversity initiatives, and participates in projects to support individual studios and the game development ecosystem as a whole. Game Habitat also runs the shared office building DevHub in central Malmö, where the Game Habitat team is based.

People playing ping pong at DevHubGame developers at a meetupGame developers sitting at a bench in the parkGame developer working by her computerGame developers working togetherGame developers socializing in the parkParticipants in a playtest session at DevHubPerson giving a talk in auditorium
Using VR glassesPlaying with phoneMartial artsStanding with laptop

Our community

The region’s game development community consists of people from all over the world - literally - and of all ages and backgrounds, all joined together by a shared passion for game development. Our community is defined by an open culture and an entrepreneurial spirit where studios and individuals communicate openly and support each other when needed. The south Swedish game development industry is characterized by creativity and innovation, fueled mainly by the strong individual bonds within the community. Community is at the heart of everything that we do.

Centered around Malmö, the game development industry in South Sweden is home to one of the world’s foremost game development clusters, known for its high-quality and innovative games, and strong IPs. The region features actors from all around the game ecosystem, such as AAA and indie studios, education, service providers, publishers, and investors. Studios in the region develop games for all platforms and in all genres. 

Being a small town, yet Sweden’s third largest, Malmö has one of the highest concentrations of game developers and studios in the world. Game developers are visible throughout the city and region, and the chance of colleagues from the industry bumping into one another is high. Seven of Sweden’s ten largest game studios have offices in Malmö, and three of the world’s largest game developer companies have subsidiaries here, Microsoft/Activision Blizzard through King, Ubisoft through Massive Entertainment, and Tencent through Sharkmob.

Notable games from the region

Meet us

The Game Habitat team consists of talented and experienced people who are passionate about enabling the best environment for game development in our region

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