Boden is growing quickly as a hub for game development in the North of Sweden. Yesterday, SVT did two features on the game industry in Boden, interviewing a QA / Game Tester student and our collaborative partners at Boden Business Park about the growing amount of game studios in the area and the importance of game educations to fuel the industry with new talent.
Lova Lehberg, a first-year student on our QA / Game Tester program, talks about why she decided to pursue a career as a game tester.
“I thought it was very interesting. I have a previous education in systems science where we talked a lot about tests, but it was nothing we practiced. Then I saw that this program was for a type of software / game tester, and thought it sounded fun that it was focused on games,” says Lova.
All game studios and game educations in Boden are gathered under one roof at Boden Gamecamp. This is a unique opportunity for students and industry professionals to meet and interact with each other all through the study period.
“We started back in 2017 with no conditions at all. Zero educations, zero companies and zero creators. Quite early on, we made sure to establish a game education as there is such a great need for recruitment of good talent for the game industry,” says Emil Sandberg, Business developer at Boden Business Park
Our team in Boden predicts that we are headed for a great growth journey. By 2025 there will be 500 jobs within the game industry and 700 students based in Boden.