30 Mar

The Game Malmö

A world-class game attraction, in the heart of Malmö

In recent years, work has been underway to explore the idea of creating a world-class game focused attraction in Malmö, to complement the rapidly expanding gaming industry in Malmö.

After two previous feasibility studies, Malmö city and stakeholders such as Atrium-Ljungberg, Skanska and Massive Entertainment decided to proceed with an in-depth feasibility study to build on the Nordic Game Experience concept. As the regional organization for game development, Game Habitat took ownership of the process. This would result in a concept description and a business concept based on the concept.

Based on this, the concept The Game Malmö was created, which is presented partly as a visionary, visual presentation with sketches, partly an operating budget and partly this report as is a summary of the work and a description of the process.

The Game Malmö is specified as a meeting place and an experience center for the gaming world’s users, producers, and stakeholders.

Download the report (in Swedish)

Download the presentation (in English)

19 Mar

Community update (Covid-19)

Dear community,

These are trying and tumultuous times. Covid-19 is causing large scale disruption of societies throughout the world, affecting all of our daily lives. 

The game industry is as far as we can tell, doing it’s best to keep calm and carry on, with many studios adapting and sending people home to work remotely. Still, we’re seeing canceled trade shows and delays of both hardware and game releases as a result of the virus. On a positive note people seem to be playing more games, with Steam reporting an all-time high of concurrent users on their platform, likely due to people staying at home. 

Game Habitat is also working remotely for the time being and will be supporting our community in the best way we can. 

Events that were planned for the spring will be postponed or moved online. 

DevHub is in operation, but is closed for external visitors. 

We recommend all of our community members to join the Game Habitat Community Discord server where we can share news, updates and resources, and support each other.

Please follow the guidelines set by the authorities, enact social distancing to the best of your ability and remember that this is temporary and that we will get through it together. 

Expect more updates from us as things develop.

Stay safe,

The Game Habitat team