We would like to welcome yet another valuable addition to Futuregames Board of Education: extremely talented audio engineer and ambitious business manager Jonatan Crafoord. With his in-depth experience from the gaming industry, he is more than qualified to help us maintain the high standard of our education.
Welcome to Futuregames, Jonatan! Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My background is in music technology and I have been making sounds and music for video games since 2004. Recently I added management studies to my resume, and have since been running my own companies within the gamesindustry. I am active both as an audio consultant for various bigger studios, as well as in running my own independent game development company That Brain.
What are your thoughts about FutureGames?
During my years in the games industry I have visited several schools to talk about interactive audio and games business, but none of the schools have shown as much success in connecting with the games industry as FutureGames has. The location is perfect, the students are talented and the course setup has been great to prepare everyone for employment.
What do educations like ours mean for the video game industry (the Swedish one in particular)?
The games industry will likely continue to grow until interactive entertainment is as present in everyone’s life as movies, music or literature is. Considering how small our industry still is, we will need to educate a massive amount of new talent over the coming years to fill that demand. FutureGames helps in that role, and has proven popular as a recruiting base among successful game developers throughout Sweden.