Category Archives: Sweden
Wed, Nov 14, 2012 | 15:46 GMT
EA’s Gothenburg studio, Ghost, is hiring. According to job listings on the official website, the Frostbite 2-centric studio is looking to hire 16 bodies with the following titles: art director, audio designer, audio engineer, creative director, development director, gameplay designer, and others. Announced in March this year, the studio is headed up by Battlefield veteran Marcus Nilsson. Thanks, Gematsu.
Thu, Jul 12, 2012 | 14:55 BST
Consolidate, the Swedish eSports event, has added Modern Warfare 3 to the event alongside previously announced titles Gears of War 3, Super Street Fighter IV and FIFA 12. Prizes include items from Plantronics, as well as 15,000 SEK in prize money to be shared with the winners in the individual games. Consolidate will be held in Sesamgallerian, Östra Storgatan, Jönköping, Sweden next month. Thanks, MCV.
Fri, Jun 08, 2012 | 13:45 BST
UK online retailer Shopto is the first to place a price on Wii U at £280
Thu, May 31, 2012 | 07:05 BST
Publisher Nordic Games has acquired the Scandinavian arm of struggling international retailer GAME.
Thu, Apr 19, 2012 | 13:39 BST
Starbreeze has announced it plans to acquire Payday: The Heist studio Overkill Software, pending final approval from shareholders. If approved, Overkill will be brought into the Syndicate studio for current efforts Project Mercury and V13, the latter being worked on in collaboration with Swedish director Josef Fares.
Fri, Mar 30, 2012 | 16:52 BST
Racing-sim developer SimBin Studios has announced its working on a free-to-play racing game. More details on the title are expected later in the year.
Thu, Mar 29, 2012 | 13:52 BST
Rovio’s announced it’ll open a brand new studio in Sweden later this year. The Angry Birds outfit is looking to hold 20-30 employees at the venue near Stockholm, with a search already underway for a general manager. Rovio also has locations in Tampere, Finland and in Shanghai.
Fri, Mar 09, 2012 | 18:20 GMT
Fri, Feb 17, 2012 | 17:20 GMT
Starbreeze has made staff reductions following the completion of Syndicate.
Tue, Sep 20, 2011 | 06:08 BST
The studio behind Chronicles of Riddick and The Darkness, Starbreeze, is working on a brand new IP, its announced today.
Tue, Aug 30, 2011 | 12:39 BST
We’ve just been on a studio tour of DICE in Stockholm, Sweden, and we’re going to get to play a PS3 co-op mission of Battlefield 3 this afternoon. This afternoon we’re also interviewing Lars Gustavsson, DICE’s creative director, and studio head Patrick Bach. We’ve got readers Chris Hockey and Colin Gallacher with us: they won a competition to come on this trip earlier this month. We’ll have some content up for you as soon as we can.
Some pictures below the break.
Tue, Jun 21, 2011 | 12:00 BST
ngmoco’s announced that ex-EA Easy boss Ben Cousins is to lead the company’s new studio in Sweden.
Wed, Apr 27, 2011 | 04:48 BST
It can’t all be doom, gloom, and the PSN being hacked. Sometimes it’s tiny, cheerful (and occasionally stupid) nuggets of news.
Wed, Jan 05, 2011 | 00:26 GMT
Swedish strategy-specialist publisher Paradox Interactive is on its way to New York for its annual convention, and is promising seven new reveals to liven the two day game-a-thon in late January.
Fri, Nov 05, 2010 | 20:12 GMT
ZeniMax has apparently purchased another game studio this week, according to business registration data in Sweden.
Thu, Oct 07, 2010 | 11:32 BST
Nintendo’s just confirmed a December 3 EU launch for Super Mario Collection for Wii.
Wed, Jul 21, 2010 | 06:26 BST
Update: As promised, we’ve add the official North American midnight launch event for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty.
The event will take place at Fry’s Electronics at 10800 Kalama River Avenue in Fountain Valley, CA, with activities starting at 9.00pm PST on July 26, and sales of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty beginning at midnight.
Local game stores across the US may have ones that are less “official” than this one, so you may wish to check first before just showing up.
Original story follows the break.
Thu, Jan 07, 2010 | 22:20 GMT
According to a Microsoft fact sheet, ten more countries will be getting the Xbox Live Video Marketplace this fall.
Tue, Aug 11, 2009 | 09:05 BST
GRIN has just refused to comment on overnight talk that it’s in danger of closing.
“At the moment we have no comment to anything [related to] that matter,” said a rep for the Swedish developer.
When pushed, the response became flatter.
“No,” said the spokesperson when asked if they could confirm any truth in the initial report.
“We’re not commenting.”
Another staffer told VG247 that all GRIN staff returned from a vacation yesterday. If this Gamasutra report is to be believed, they were met with bad news.
The story said that the Bionic Commando developer has seen “significant layoffs” and may be “facing difficulty staying afloat.”
GRIN’s Barcelona and Gothenburg offices have now apparently closed. Gama sources claim the company’s main Stockholm office may also be in jeopardy.
The company was rumoured to have laid off between 100-160 staff in May, following Bionic Commando’s release.
Fri, Jul 17, 2009 | 11:06 BST
Swedish metal band Opeth is to have its music included in a PSP version of Saints Row, according to this post on the group’s site.
“The game is expected to hit the streets around March 2010,” said the Nordic rockers.
The game’s unannounced. We’ve mailed THQ.