Game students demonstrate new games live on Internet


On May 30th it is time for the students within the Computer Game Development Program at the University of Skövde to present their game projects live on the Internet.

People playing computer games.
Photo: Sebastian Bularca 

During the spring, eight groups of second-year game students have developed games together in a theme entitled inclusion. Bringing together many different competences from various programs gives students the possibility to get a feeling for what it is like to develop games under similar circumstances as if working in a company.

- Considering the short time, i.e. 10 weeks, the students are extremely creative in their game ideas, says Erik Sjöstrand who is a lecturer in the computer game development program at the University of Skövde.

- By demonstrating their projects live on the Internet, the students get an opportunity to present their work to a wider target group, such as companies in the trade and other interested parties, Erik Sjöstrand continues.

In connection with the game demonstrations, there is also a trade fair where interested people are welcome to try the students’ games. The games will also be tested by the host of the day, Ben Kuchera, who is a game journalist from the American game site Polygon.

All demonstrations are to be broadcast live on

From studies to a game computer company of your own

At the University of Skövde, there is Sweden’s most comprehensive and cutting edge selection of computer game development studies in which over 500 students participate. After completion of the studies, many students choose to start a company of their own in collaboration with The Game Incubator which is part of Gothia Science Park.