Our advisory board of industry experts helps us bring desired competence to fruition, guiding us in adapting and developing our curriculum to fit the latest needs.
The advisory board plays a critical role as it represents the games industry itself. It is the most important way for companies and employers to voice their opinions and express their future needs, so the education can be tailored to maximize the prospects for new graduates. Aside from their strategic role, the advisory board also has final say if a student is allowed to begin the education and to approve their graduation.
The PlaygroundSquad advisory board consists of leading companies from the games industry. Due to the education being a Higher Vocational Education (kvalificerad yrkeshögskoleutbildning), it also houses seats from Dalarna University and the municipal education unit.
Dalarna Science Park is an innovation arena that supports the development of people and business that has potential and the will of growing. Dalarna Science Park has worked with innovation and entrepreneurship since 1987.
Rovio Entertainment Ltd. was founded 2003 and has its head quarters in Esbo, Finland. Rovio is mostly known for their creation and development of the game Angry Birds.
MachineGames was founded 2009 by the people of Starbreeze Studios. Machine Games is located in Uppsala, Sweden and consists of a group experienced and skilled people, known for their story-driven gameplay.
Megafront provides Scandinavian studios and businesses with VFX software from Autodesk, Pixar, Adobe, etc. Megafront was founded 1999 and has customers like Fast Travel Games, Important Looking Pirates & Goodbye Kansas.
King was founded 2003 and has created over 200 titles for mobile platforms like Candy Crush, Farm Heroes, Pet Rescue & Bubble Witch. King has 272 millions monthly users (from Q1, 2019) on their web-, social- and mobile platforms.
Avalanche Studios is an independent AAA-developer that focuses on creating large open world gaming, filled with exiting and explosive gameplay. Avalanche Studios was founded in Stockholm 2003 and is known for their titles like Just Cause, Mad Max & The Hunter.
DICE was founded in 1992 and created Pinball Dreams was was a big hit back then. Now, DICE is one of the worlds biggest gaming studios and has created and developed titles like Battlefield, Star Wars Battlefield and Mirror's Edge. DICE Head Quarters is located at Södermalm in Stockholm.
Goodbye Kansas Studios offers you an experience and expertise in VFX, CGI, Motion Capture & animations for TV, movies and trailers for gaming och ads. They also offer co-ops with game developers, financial support and help with creative, technical and business related brainstorming and ideas.
Dalarna University founded 1977 and has around 15 000 students and 800 employees. The university offers over 60 different programs and 1200 courses and disciplines.
Falun is a municipality, located in the heart of Dalarna. Falun was named Culture Municipality of the Year 2015 by the magazine Vision. Falun has a vibrant city center with more than 200 shops, two malls, cafes, restaurants and wide range of lovely outdoor restaurants.
Every cohort at PlaygroundSquad also has a student seat on the advisory board to represent themselves.