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Malmö and South Sweden provide the best environment for game development, at least according to the thousands of developers already living here. The region features world-class studios, talent, games, professional growth opportunities, a nurturing ecosystem, and a social and inclusive game developer community.

The region also features world-class quality of life. Malmö and South Sweden are great places to live, providing big city life as well as a countryside with a shifting nature. Plus, Malmö is one of the world’s most diverse and international cities, and one of the most sustainable. Game developers from around the globe bring their families along to enjoy high and affordable living standards, excellent schools and healthcare, plenty of leisure activities, and an enjoyable work-life balance. It’s also cheap to live and run a business here. And for when you need to leave, Malmö provides great connections to the rest of the world.

Sounds too good to be true? No, it actually is that great – come check it out for yourself!

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Massive Entertainment - A Ubisoft Studio

Current projects:
Star Wars Outlaws, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Tom Clancy’s The Division 3

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Sharkmob

Current projects: 
Bloodhunt, Exoborne, one unannounced AAA game
 

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IO Interactive

Current projects: 
James Bond, Hitman, unannounced fantasy RPG
 

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King

Current projects:
Candy Crush Soda Saga, Farm Heroes Saga
 

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Tarsier Studios

Current project: 
Unannounced new franchise
 

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Avalanche Studios Group

Current projects:
Several existing and unannounced games

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Coherence

Current project: 
Toolkit and multiplayer SDK for Unity

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Coffee Stain

Current projects:
Several mobile games at the new Malmö studio

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Thunderful Malmö

Current projects: 
Several existing and unannounced games

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Ernst & Borg Studio

Current projects: 
Unannounced RPG, Midnight Ghost Hunt

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Apog Labs

Current projects: 
Atmosfar, Airport CEO

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Tuxedo Labs

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Teardown

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Mood Visuals

Current project: 
Unannounced

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Divine Robot

Current project: 
Unannounced

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Infinite Mana Games

Current project: 
Unannounced

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Not sure how to begin to relocate if you land a job in Malmö? Don’t worry! The studios generally have a lot of experience in this, and they do a lot to help you relocate and get settled in. After all, they want you to feel good not just about the new job, but about your new home as well. When interviewing for a job, ask the recruiter how the studio would help you get settled in.

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12 things you should know about...

Game development in Malmö

Dense

1500+ game developers and 80+ studios are based in Malmö – it’s one of the highest concentrations of game developers and studios in the world

Ecosystem

Home to the Nordic Game Conference, publishers, investors, incubators, and accelerators – all parts of the industry are here

AAA

Seven of Sweden’s ten largest studios have offices in Malmö, including the largest - Ubisoft Massive

Diverse

Almost 50% of all staff in Malmö’s game studios are foreign-born – 66 nationalities are represented

English

English is overwhelmingly the main studio language, you don't have to learn Swedish to live and work here

Community

Home to a large inclusive community of game developers, regularly coming together for social and professional happenings

Life in Malmö

Options

Malmö has 350.000 inhabitants, making it Sweden’s 3rd largest city, but the countryside is just a short commute away if you prefer living closer to nature

International

One of the world’s most international cities, with citizens from 183 countries living in Malmö, and with food, shops, and languages from every corner of the world

Young

A young vibrant city, 48% of Malmö's inhabitants are 35 years or younger

Cheap

It’s cheap – apartments in central Malmö cost about half compared to Berlin, and a third compared to central Stockholm

Close

Everything is close by – beaches, Michelin awarded restaurants, parks, and shopping centers are just a short bike ride away

Connections

Great international connections, by train or via Copenhagen Airport (which only is 20 minutes away by train from central Malmö)

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Malmö and South Sweden, the regions of Skåne and Blekinge, is the best environment for game developers. Many come for the job, and stay for the quality of life overall. But don't take our word for it, we encourage you to do your own research before making up your mind. Here are a few useful links to get you started:

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