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INFORMATION 01:

"A resourceful, effective and inherently
Swedish way of game development"

The Game Incubator is a unique, non-profit organization with the sole task of helping create game startups and expand the game industry in Sweden. Through a proven and custom made program we incubate game entrepreneurs and their teams, equipping them with the skills needed to run a game studio and launch their first products on a global market. The startups are facilitated in our two locations, Gothia Science Park in Skövde and Lindholmen Science Park in Göteborg.

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So regardless if you are working by yourself or have a team developing a game you can apply to The Game Incubator. We will help you turn your game into a sustainable business.

"It takes a certain kind of gutsiness to try something that no one else has tried before. Then it takes skillful execution and a bit of luck to turn it to a smashing hit.
Thanks, The Game Incubator, we couldn’t have done it without you!"

- Anton Westbergh, CEO, Coffee Stain Studio

"I dont know any other place or setting like this. I wouldnt have started the company if it werent for The Game Incubator."

- Dilaram Massimova, CEO, PocApp Studios

"The Game Incubator gave us a chance to pursue our dream. Now we have one of the top MOBA games in the world."

- Rickard Frisegård, CEO, Stunlock Studios

"The Game Incubator has been one of the core ingredients that enabled us to achieve success with our first game."

- Mattias Lindblad, CEO, Flamebait Games

OFFER:

1. THE APPLICATION 

If you and your team are working on a game but need help turning it into a real product you can apply to The Game Incubator. Just sit down with your team and fill in our application form. Describe the team, the game, your target audience and vision for your company. Submit and wait for our response.

2. STARTUP PHASE

If we see potential in your company and game, and if you are located in Sweden, or can be relocated here, we will accept you and your team into our incubation program. Your team will get access to a shared workspace in one of our two sites, either in Skövde or Göteborg, where we will put you through an accelerated game startup phase (3 months) where your main goal is to validate your game on the market. This culminates in a pitch to us, investors and our advisory board.

3. BUSINESS PHASE

If the pitch goes well you will continue to the hectic Business Phase (which lasts for 6 months). Other than just keep on working on your game, this is also where you learn to run your studio, how to handle production, marketing, economy and much more that you might not know yet. This phase also ends in a pitch to us, investors and our advisory board.

4. VENTURE PHASE

If you made it through the pitch you enter the Venture Phase (6 months). Now your company and business mature and prepare to soon leave the incubator. We will provide you with coaching in leadership and team analysis. Now is the time for you to try your wings on your own.

INFORMATION 02:

Our growing portfolio of studios revolves, as our name suggests, around games and the ecosystem surrounding them. At any given time there are about 18 studios in the incubation process. Including all the alumni studios we have generated 72 companies and helped release over 100 games across all platforms over the years. We pay close attention to the abilities, motivation and business mindset of the teams that apply to us. If they show great entrepreneurial spirit and pitch a project with potential we accept them into our program. Many of our studios have made some truly amazing games since completing our incubation program. You and your team could be next!
 Apply now.

Currently in incubation

Flamebait Games

Type: Game Developer
Games/Product: Passpartout: The Starving Artist, Verlet Swing
Platform: PC, mobile & console
Team size: 6
Founded: 2017

DoubleMoose Games

Type: Game Developer
Games/Product: Animal Super Squad (ASS)
Platform: PC, mobile & console
Team size: 10
Founded: 2016

Poc App Studios

Type: Game Developer
Games/Product: Castle Cats, Carpet Kitty, Sling A Kitty
Platform: Mobile
Team size: 6
Founded: 2015

Babloon Studios

Type: Game Developer
Games/Product: Bound To Light, Blow Hards
Platform: PC
Team size: 5
Founded: 2016

Hiber

Type: Game Developer
Games/Product: A social gaming platform for user generated experiences
Platform: PC, mobile, tablet, VR
Team size: 6
Founded: 2017

Itatake

Type: Game Developer
Games/Product: Pukk, AZ Rockets, 99 Rockets
Platform: Mobile
Team size: 6
Founded: 2015

Angry Demon Studio

Type: Game Developer
Games/Product: Unforgiving - A Northern Hymn
Platform: PC
Team size: 5
Founded: 2017

Lone Hero Studios

Type: Game Developer
Games/Product: Risings Islands
Platform: PC & VR
Team size: 4
Founded: 2015

Brimstone Games

Type: Game Developer
Games/Product: Lance A Lot
Platform: PC
Team size: 3
Founded: 2016

Carry Castle

Type: Game Developer
Games/Product: Everything Must Fall, Zen Garden
Platform: PC & VR
Team size: 3
Founded: 2015

Hörberg Productions

Type: Game Developer
Games/Product: Gunman Clive 1 & 2,
Platform: Nintendo DS, PC
Team size: 2
Founded: 2010

Sunscale Studios

Type: Game Developer
Games/Product: Hyss
Platform: PC & mobile
Team size: 5
Founded: 2017

Pathos Interactive

Type: Game Developer
Games/Product: Bannermen
Platform: PC
Team size: 4
Founded: 2016

Humla Games

Type: Game Developer
Games/Product: 0-100
Platform: Mobile
Team size: 3
Founded: 2016

Winteractive

Type: Game Developer
Games/Product: When You're Gone
Platform: PC
Team size: 4
Founded: 2016

Double Trouble Audio

Type: Audio Production
Games/Product: Sound design, music etc.
Platform: All platforms
Team size: 2
Founded: 2016

IGDB.com

Type: Website & service
Games/Product: IGDB (Intenet Game Database)
Platform: PC
Team size: 8
Founded: 2016

Mostly Harmless Games

Type: Game Developer
Games/Product: Munch, Funklift
Platform: PC & VR
Team size: 3
Founded: 2015

Alumni

Coffee Stain Studios

Type: Developer, Publisher
Games/Product: The Goat Simulator, Sanctum 1&2, Deep Rock Galactic
Platform: PC, mobile, consoles
Team size: 25
Founded: 2014

Stunlock Studios

Type: Developer
Games/Product: Battlerite, Bloodline Champions
Platform: PC
Team size: 42
Founded: 2011

Landfall Games

Type: Developer
Games/Product: Stickfight, Clustertruck, Airbrawl, TAB
Platform: PC
Team size: 10
Founded: 2015

Pieces Interactive

Type: Developer
Games/Product: Titan Quest: Ragnarök, Magicka 2, Leviathan Warships
Platform: PC, mobile, consoles
Team size: 22
Founded: 2007

Ludosity

Type: Developer
Games/Product: ittle Dew 1&2, Progress, Card City Nights, Slap City
Platform: PC, mobile consoles
Team size: 12
Founded: 2008

Guru Games

Type: Developer
Games/Product: Medusa's Labyrinth, Magnetic: Cage Closed, Blamdown: Udder Furry
Platform: PC, mobile, consoles
Team size: 5
Founded: 2013

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Associated

Redbeet Interactive

Type: Developer
Games/Product: Raft
Platform: PC
Team size: 3
Founded: 2017

Sector 3 Studios

Type: Developer
Games/Product: RaceRoom,
Platform: PC
Founded: 2014

Skygoblin

Type: Developer
Games/Product: The Journey Down
Platform: PC
Founded: 2005

INFORMATION 03:

Our partners are influential and real industry heavyweights. If you and your company or organization is interested in becoming a partner shoot us an email at thegameincubator@gsp.se

Advisory board & Mentors

 Being on our Advisory board or a mentor, grants you early bird access to our studios game pitches. You get the chance to influence our incubation processes and environment and access to our community where you can find great new talent.

Coffee Stain Studios

Type: Developer, Publisher
Games/Product: The Goat Simulator, Sanctum 1&2, Deep Rock Galactic
Platform: PC, mobile, consoles
Team size: 25
Founded: 2014 in The Game Incubator

Stunlock Studios

Type: Developer
Games/Product: Battlerite, Bloodline Champions
Platform: PC
Team size: 42
Founded: 2011 in The Game Incubator

Goodbye Kansas
Game Invest

Type: Investor
Games/Product: Experiment 101, Palindrome, IGDB.com
Platform: PC & consoles
Founded: 2010

THQ Nordic

Type: Developer, Publisher
Games/Product: Saints Row, Darksiders, Red Faction, Biomutant
Platform: PC, mobile, consoles
Founded: 2016

Image&Form

Type: Developer
Games/Product: Steamworld Dig 1&2, Steamworld Heist
Platform: PC and consoles
Founded: 2010

Zoink

Type: Developer
Games/Product: Fe, Stick It To The Man, Zombie Vikings
Platform: PC and consoles
Founded: 2010

Lava Potion

Type: Developer
Games/Product: A strategy game
Platform: PC 
Founded: 2016

Financiers

Gothia Innovation is a non-profit organization that runs The Game Incubator. Between 2018 - 2021 we are running a new diversity initiative that is funded by the European Union European Regional Development Fund through Tillväxtverket and Region Västragötaland.

EUROPEAN UNION European Regional Development Fund

Website

Region Västra Götaland

Website

The municipality of
Skövde

Website

Tillväxtverket

Website

Vinnova

Website

INFORMATION 04:

The Game Incubator is located in Scandinavia, Sweden. We operate from our two sites Skövde and Göteborg, both which belongs to the same county of Västra Götaland in the south-western part of Sweden.

SKÖVDE

In the Swedish heartland between the two great lakes Vättern and Vänern, and at the foot of Mt.Billingen lies Skövde. A city which from it's frugal and religious past now have become one of the most significant game industry trading centers in the northern hemisphere.

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Portalen (the Portal) is the main building of Gothia Science Park and where The Game Incubator team is located. The building is home to several companies and is also shared with the University of Skövde, where it runs its research center. The university and the train line between Stockholm and Göteborg is just behind the building. In the middle of the first floor is the popular restaurant Orangeriet.

Address:
Kanikegränd 3B
541 43 Skövde
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Växthuset (the Greenhouse) is a five floor building where our startups move to once they have reached the Business phase in their development. Several alumni game, IT and tech companies are also found inside. On the first floor is a cafe and a Coworking space.

Address:
Kaplansgatan 16B
541 43 Skövde
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Drivbänken (the Hotbed) is the building where our game startups begin their journey. They sit together with other teams and can support each other during the Startup phase. The building is also home and studio for the eSport reality TV-show Gamerz.

Address:
Bangårdsgatan 7
541 34 Skövde
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GÖTEBORG

Where the North Sea becomes Kattegat and hits the Swedish west coast lies Göteborg, the second largest city in the country. The great river Göta älv snakes through the city and deep into the heartland. Göteborg is known for its friendly and blue-collar culture, automotive and medtech industries.

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Gothenburg Film Studios is located in Lindholmens Science Park in Göteborg and on the second floor The Game Incubator have a large workspace to distribute between the teams. On the third floor is Coworking space where several local game studios often sit.

Address:
Polestjärnegatan 14
417 56 Göteborg
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INFORMATION 05:

Q.

Does it cost anything to join The Game Incubator?

A. Yes. There is a small fee covering our services and it is dependent on the size of your team. However, the cost is heavily subsided for startups that is not making money yet. 

Q.

How long is your incubation program?

A. 15 months. The startup phase is 3 months. The Business phase and the final Venture phase are both 6 months each.

Q.

Do we have to be located in Sweden to apply and join?

A. Yes. Since we are funded by the Swedish government our operations and resources are currently landlocked. However, whether you are Swedish, or a EU citizen, or living outside the EU, if you can move to Sweden and are willing to launch your startup here you can most definitely apply to The Game Incubator.

Q.

I'm an investor / publisher and am looking for new games. Can I contact you?

A. Yes. We always get contacted by investors, publishers, developers and third-party vendors regarding our game studios and the games they make. Feel free to contact us on thegameincubator@gsp.se

INFORMATION 06:

MORE NEWS

INFORMATION 07:

Kenneth Johansson

Incubator group leader
0722-06 87 09
kenneth.johansson@gsp.se
SKÖVDE

Magnus Ling

The Game Incubator leader
0709- 64 46 54
magnus.ling@gsp.se
SKÖVDE

Anna Niklasson

Project coordinator
070-265 74 74
anna.niklasson@gsp.se
SKÖVDE

Per Holmén Dahlin

Business developer
0706-22 22 31
per.holmen@gsp.se
SKÖVDE

Petri Ahonen

Business developer
0703-83 03 33
petri.ahonen@gsp.se
SKÖVDE

Karin Pestat

Communicator
0736-27 88 76
karin.pestat@gsp.se
SKÖVDE

Anna Emanuelsson

Business developer
0725-49 27 44
anna.emanuelsson@gsp.se
SKÖVDE

Christian Riedl

Business developer
072-525 66 26
christian.riedl@gsp.se
GÖTEBORG

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Business developer
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yourname@gsp.se
GÖTEBORG

Amanda Merlenius

Communicator
0762-47 20 96
amanda.merlenius@gsp.se
SKÖVDE

Per Micael Nyberg

Business developer, Designer
070-220 79 25
per.micael.nyberg@gsp.se
SKÖVDE