Game Programmer – Mobile Platforms

About the education

Mobile Game Developer

Mobile gaming in particular, is continuing its meteoric rise in the entertainment industry. Mobile gaming alone generated more annual reveue than the music and film industries combined in 2021, - source Newzoo (Dec 2021).

The bottleneck for growth in mobile gaming is the shortage of skills..

Nurture your ambition of becoming a mobile game developer. Learn to develop code for mobile games and cultivate the skills necessary to create a successful game—the rewards are truly incalculable.

You will learn the most important programming languages ​​for game development, as well as industry standard tools.

Game Programmer – Mobile Platforms provides you with a solid knowledge base in Game Programming, Tools Programming, Game Engine Programming, and Game System Design.

You will learn C#, C++, Java, Android, JavaScript, Objective-C, Swift, in combination with the game engine Unity.

  • Exclusively locationed in Karlstad Business Park.
  • 2 years (4 terms/semesters).
  • 30 weeks of internship (LIA).


“Learning by Doing, Learning by Reflection”

Develop core competencies in mobile game development by learning from industry professionals and teachers from leading companies in the industry.

Get access to our creative environment including equipment and relevant software where you grow and build your skills together with talented classmates and senior game developers at Futuregames.

You will actively participate in intensive game projects together with course mates from our other programs that runs concurrently, where you will be simulating professional projects to reflect the reality of working in the gaming industry, and prepare for a progressive career in creativity.

We want to forge pragmatic individuals with balanced and broad-perspective mindset, strong ability to work together, leadership skills, and proactive attitude.


The video game industry needs you.

We have close working relationships and are in direct cooperation with the games industry. Some of our cooperative partners include Turborilla, Goodbye Kansas Studios, Gold Town Games, Mindforce Game Lab, North Kingdom, Zordix, Aurora Punks, Coldwood, Epic, Tarvalley, Paradox, Wanderword, EA DICE, Landell Games, Triolith Games AB,and the list goes on.

Our campus is located at Karlstad Innovation Park, and we are supported by solid business eco-systems that works with a sustainable model, such as The Great Journey. The Great Journey is a network and community for every individual and company to learn, grow, and thrive in Karlstad. They could just be the start or the accelerator for your career in the game industry.

Don’t just listen to us, read or download the Game Developer Index 2021 here to get more insights to the games industry in Sweden.


Overview of Learning Outcomes after completion

  • User-centered design and design processes for mobile platforms.
  • How demand-driven design affects the business world for mobile services and products.
  • Design methods, feedback systems and flow within games, and how it can be applied to other mobile services and products.
  • The difference between UI / UX on different mobile platforms.
  • The importance of habits, standards (iOS / Android, Mac / Windows).
  • Agile and industry-relevant project methods.
  • Motivation, commitment and loyalty methods, “behavioral economics” and framework for gaming.
  • Interaction design and current technology.
  • Security issues and ethics in the storage of user data including GDPR.
  • Work independently and in a team with planning, development and production of games.


Educational plan

Advanced game programming
40YHP / 8w
Degree project
20YHP / 4w
Graphics, specialization
20YHP / 4w
Basic course in game design
20YHP / 4w
Introduction to working methods for mobile / games
10YHP / 2w
Cognitive Science and Interaction Design
30YHP / 6w
LIA (internship)
100YHP / 20w
Market analysis, industry knowledge and portfolio
10YHP / 2w
Mobile game design
30YHP / 6w
Project methodology in development for mobile platforms
10YHP / 2w
Game development, advanced course Unity
20YHP / 4w
Unity scripting, basic course
25YHP / 5w
Development project 1
10YHP / 2w
Development project 2
20YHP / 4w
Development project 3
35YHP / 7w



  • Grades or proof of post graduate qualifications from upper secondary school/high school or equivalent.
  • CV and a personal letter (letting us know why you have chosen the specific program).
  • English 6 from upper secondary school/high school or proof of equivalent knowledge.
  • Mathematics 2 from upper secondary school/high school or proof of equivalent knowledge.
  • Programming 1 from upper secondary school/high school or proof of equivalent knowledge.

Term times

Most terms have different lengths and it is important that you report the right time period and the right amount of HVE-credits (Yh-points) to CSN. Each study week corresponds to five (5) HVE-credits, ie one (1) HVE-credit per day. This is provided that you continuously pass your courses with approved results.

05/09/2022 - 23/12/2022
16 weeks, 80 YH-points
09/01/2023 - 23/06/2023
24 weeks, 120 YH-points
07/08/2023 - 22/12/2023
20 weeks, 100 YH-points
08/01/2024 - 24/05/2024
20 weeks, 100 YH-points

How to apply

Quick Facts


Open for late applications until August 31


Application link for Game Programmer – Mobile Platforms here.





To apply as an international student, please proceed to our international student page to read through the application process.


Need your questions answered? Register for our Open House and speak to us directly.




Information required to complete your application


  • High school diploma or equivalent.


  • Documentation for special prerequisites.


  • CV and personal letter.


  • Possible certificates and other grading documents.



Please note that your CV, personal letter, and work sample(s) are all required to be written in English.




Selection Process


If we receive more applications than we have seats, we will assess applications by the score in a special test.


The test will be sent out to ALL applicants on 06 May 2022.


The applicants with the highest score will be offered a seat to the program, and other eligible applicants will be in our wait list.



Admission Process


You will receive an offer letter via our admission system around early July 2022.


You will then need to confirm your acceptance within seven (7) days to keep your seat or reserve status.


If the school does not receive your confirmation within seven (7) days, we will automatically offer it to the next applicant on our wait list.


For Swedish nationals: This course is eligible for CSN. Please apply on their website at

As soon as you have received your offer letter from Futuregames, you can apply for CSN. If you need extra documentation from the school, please contact your course manager.


The school reports to CSN regularly to verify that students are continuing their studies, as part of the agreement between CSN and each student.

Educational board

Each educational program has a Board of Education that ensures the quality of the education, and that makes decisions about admission and examination. The board meets twice per semester. One or more students from the class are also selected to be part of the board as representatives for the class.

The board can consist of representatives from the industry, the business community, the school management, the public school system, universities / colleges, industry organizations and students. One of the board’s main tasks is to ensure that the educational program meet the labour market’s needs for qualified workforce.

Board of Education members:

Lara Gavina, North Kingdom (ordf.)

Anders Tånger, MindForce GameLab

Jenny Österlund, Paradox Arctic

Andreas Waleij, Zordix

Pär Hultgren, Gold Town Games

Daniel Öhgren, GrandPike

Ida Lindh, Campus Skellefteå

Jens Lundqvist, Lundqvist Trävaru AB

Mattias Wiking, Turborilla

Johan Wallberg, Level Eight

Joel Nordin, Coldwood Interactive

Linus Johansson, North Kingdom

Robert Bäckström, Limit Break Studio

Per Myrén, Changemaker Educations / Futuregames

Course manager

Course manager

Joel Fällbom

Head of Educations
Game Artist North & Game Programming Mobile Platforms

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