ANALYSIS: How Sweden conquered the gaming world

ANALYSIS: How Sweden conquered the gaming world

Sweden's biggest cultural exports these days are no longer music stars like Abba and Robyn, but rather video games – an industry that has become so successful it now rivals the country's traditional shipments of iron ore and paper.

How a Viking-themed Swedish game became an unexpected smash-hit

How a Viking-themed Swedish game became an unexpected smash-hit

Balconing in Spain: New computer game promises all of the ‘fun’ of the leap without the risk
Spain

Balconing in Spain: New computer game promises all of the ‘fun’ of the leap without the risk

How Malmö became a serious force in online sports
Sweden

How Malmö became a serious force in online sports

Denmark’s military wants to recruit gamers
Denmark

Denmark’s military wants to recruit gamers

Is Sweden’s gaming industry running out of workers?
Sweden

Is Sweden’s gaming industry running out of workers?

Five reasons Sweden is so good at eSports
Sweden

Five reasons Sweden is so good at eSports

Online games looking to get a foot into the Olympics
Switzerland

Online games looking to get a foot into the Olympics

Swedish gaming giant snapped up in multi-million deal
Sweden

Swedish gaming giant snapped up in multi-million deal

Swedish gaming giant Avalanche Studios to open new Malmö office
Sweden

Swedish gaming giant Avalanche Studios to open new Malmö office

10 of the coolest Swedish games developers to work for
Sweden

10 of the coolest Swedish games developers to work for

Gamers have just as many friends as non-gamers, Swedish researchers say
Sweden

Gamers have just as many friends as non-gamers, Swedish researchers say

Inside the office of a Stockholm virtual reality games developer
Sweden

Inside the office of a Stockholm virtual reality games developer

Why Malmö is the hottest gaming city in Europe

Why Malmö is the hottest gaming city in Europe

Suspected Swedish assault was just a man playing a computer game
Sweden

Suspected Swedish assault was just a man playing a computer game

How Sweden’s ancient language Elfdalian is being saved by Minecraft
Sweden

How Sweden’s ancient language Elfdalian is being saved by Minecraft

10 of the best Swedish games everyone should try
Sweden

10 of the best Swedish games everyone should try

Swedish studio to develop huge new Avatar game
Sweden

Swedish studio to develop huge new Avatar game

Sweden needs more games developers, experts warn
Sweden

Sweden needs more games developers, experts warn

Zlatan Ibrahimovic invests in Swedish games company
Sweden

Zlatan Ibrahimovic invests in Swedish games company

Düsseldorf loses patience as Pokémon shuts down bridge
Germany

Düsseldorf loses patience as Pokémon shuts down bridge

Swiss pilots: don’t hunt Pokémon from the air
Switzerland

Swiss pilots: don’t hunt Pokémon from the air

German kidnaps Swiss child, raising online gaming fears
Germany

German kidnaps Swiss child, raising online gaming fears

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Switzerland

Kidnapping of Swiss boy raises online gaming fears

Canadians snap up Swedish children’s digital gaming toy
Sweden

Canadians snap up Swedish children’s digital gaming toy

Norway to host world’s first Minecraft concert
Norway

Norway to host world’s first Minecraft concert

Swedish school starts elite training for gamers
Sweden

Swedish school starts elite training for gamers

US firm closes $5.9bn deal with Swedish King
Sweden

US firm closes $5.9bn deal with Swedish King

Swede reunited with viral child ‘reporter’ in Gaza
Sweden

Swede reunited with viral child ‘reporter’ in Gaza

Thousands flock to Cologne’s gaming mecca
Germany

Thousands flock to Cologne’s gaming mecca

Sweden mulls ‘sexist’ video game labels
Sweden

Sweden mulls ‘sexist’ video game labels

Italian lottery operator in €3.5bn gambling deal
Italy

Italian lottery operator in €3.5bn gambling deal

French rockers hail ‘win’ over Candy Crush maker
France

French rockers hail ‘win’ over Candy Crush maker

Caffeine-fuelled game binge puts boy in coma
Norway

Caffeine-fuelled game binge puts boy in coma

Made in France ‘Criminal Case’ conquers Facebook
France

Made in France ‘Criminal Case’ conquers Facebook

Battlefield 3 game firm accused of violating privacy rights
Germany

Battlefield 3 game firm accused of violating privacy rights

Penis boxing video game to promote safe sex
Germany

Penis boxing video game to promote safe sex

German gamer gets life for murdering British student
Germany

German gamer gets life for murdering British student

German on trial in UK for gaming murder
Germany

German on trial in UK for gaming murder

Thousands queue for midnight ‘Warcraft’ game sale
Germany

Thousands queue for midnight ‘Warcraft’ game sale

Leipzig switches on Europe’s biggest gaming convention
Germany

Leipzig switches on Europe’s biggest gaming convention

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Sweden

Swedish gaming firm bought by Australian Aristocrat

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Sweden

Teen forced to take treatment for ‘computer game addiction’

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Sweden

Computer gaming sales up sharply

Prominent Social Democrat named head of Svenska Spel
Sweden

Prominent Social Democrat named head of Svenska Spel

Svenska Spel CEO cashes in his chips
Sweden

Svenska Spel CEO cashes in his chips

‘Break up gaming monopoly’
Sweden

‘Break up gaming monopoly’

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Sweden

Government hints at partial Svenska Spel sell off

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Sweden

Gaming firm calls Svenska Spel’s bluff

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Sweden

Betsson files complaint over Gaming Board fines

Gambling baron trial begins in Gothenburg
Sweden

Gambling baron trial begins in Gothenburg

Hitman ‘lied’ about gambling baron’s role
Sweden

Hitman ‘lied’ about gambling baron’s role

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Sweden

Sweden may open door to foreign gambling operators

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Sweden

Swedes’ virtual church to bring online gamers to Jesus

Swedish videogame maker bought by French competitor
Sweden

Swedish videogame maker bought by French competitor

Swede beats tax agency in landmark gambling case
Sweden

Swede beats tax agency in landmark gambling case

Swedish boy collapses after 20-hour World of Warcraft binge
Sweden

Swedish boy collapses after 20-hour World of Warcraft binge

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Sweden

Swedes choose computer games over sports: study

‘World of Warcraft is as addictive as cocaine’: report
Sweden

‘World of Warcraft is as addictive as cocaine’: report

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Sweden

Gaming monopoly loses name dispute with treatment centre

Nintendo wins trademark battle with Swedish dental clinic
Sweden

Nintendo wins trademark battle with Swedish dental clinic

Swedish court rules Texas Hold’em a ‘game of skill’
Sweden

Swedish court rules Texas Hold’em a ‘game of skill’

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Sweden

Malmö casino eyes ‘Vegas-style’ weddings

Blogger Profile: Vic ‘GameReactor’ Bassey
Sweden

Blogger Profile: Vic ‘GameReactor’ Bassey

Gaming addiction poses ‘pandemic’ threat: expert
Sweden

Gaming addiction poses ‘pandemic’ threat: expert

Swedish television primed for weekend of live e-sports
Sweden

Swedish television primed for weekend of live e-sports

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Sweden

Gambling site to repay addict’s lost millions

Glitch makes losing impossible at web casino
Sweden

Glitch makes losing impossible at web casino

Sweden to curb lottery ticket sales to minors
Sweden

Sweden to curb lottery ticket sales to minors

Texas Hold’em case heads for supreme court
Sweden

Texas Hold’em case heads for supreme court

Gaming software company offers golden job chance in Stockholm
Sweden

Gaming software company offers golden job chance in Stockholm

Swedes become gaming sector’s shooting stars
Sweden

Swedes become gaming sector’s shooting stars

Video games ‘don’t make kids violent’: study
Sweden

Video games ‘don’t make kids violent’: study

Swedish computer game in N-word shocker
Sweden

Swedish computer game in N-word shocker

More Swedish women addicted to gambling
Sweden

More Swedish women addicted to gambling

Swedish teen sectioned due to gaming ‘addiction’
Sweden

Swedish teen sectioned due to gaming ‘addiction’

Sweden raps Stardoll for targeting young girls
Sweden

Sweden raps Stardoll for targeting young girls

‘Don’t buy violent video games for Christmas’
Sweden

‘Don’t buy violent video games for Christmas’

Swedish school makes Minecraft a must
Sweden

Swedish school makes Minecraft a must

UK teacher challenges Swedes to Minecraft
Sweden

UK teacher challenges Swedes to Minecraft

Candy is King for Swedish gamers
Sweden

Candy is King for Swedish gamers