Time flies! It's now almost two years since I founded my very first company: Casen Crowd! It's been quite the ride, ups and downs, but mostly ups! When I started this whole adventure people told me running your own company will undoubtedly be one of the greatest learning experiences of your career. This is absolutely true! I have learned so, so much, worked with many awesome people and teams. I have learned anything from designing logos, doing newsletters, web pages, mobile game advertising, researching the Swedish games industry, creating invoices and negotiating contracts. Not to mention all the community management and social media! When you're a small company you pretty much need to learn everything about your business, not only your core services. 

I'm so grateful and happy for everything I've learned! As it turns out the past two years will function as a good foundation for my next exciting adventure: running the games studio Midnight Hub and making sure our new game Lake Ridden will be the best game possible!

From now on Casen Crowd will enter hibernation mode. All my time and resources are going to be dedicated to Midnight Hub. Once again, big thanks to all clients, teams and friends I've met during Casen Crowd! See you again in the future, perhaps :)

Cheers,
- Sara

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Authorsara casen

The new, yearly report by Game City is now live! Casen Crowd helped out with some of the research on this paper. The report investigates the state of the video games industry in Skåne and Blekinge, the southern parts of Sweden. 

In short, the report shows that:

  • The survey has identified 55 organizations that are active within digital game development in southern Sweden. Data has been compiled from annual reports from 41 of the companies for FY 2014.
     
  • FY 2014 these 39 companies had a combined turnover of SEK 919 million.
     
  • The majority of the companies are profitable and report a combined profit of SEK 341.1 million for FY 2014.
     
  • As of October 2015 there are an estimated total of 692 people involved in game development in the region. 
     
  • The industry continues to expand rapidly, with a 56.8% increase in turnover between 2013 and 2014, and with a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 36.9% 2011-2014.

Compared to last year everything has grown and gotten bigger. The report can be read here, and last year's report can be found over here.

Cheers,
Sara

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Authorsara casen
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