MCV has published a fascinating fact file on the games industry in Denmark on its website. For your convenience we have summarised the article in a few bullet points:
- Denmark is the 27th largest games industry in the world.
- Total developer turnover grew 119% from 2009 to 2013; Meanwhile Denmark’s video games export share rose by 80%. Due to this success, Denmark’s government is investing more in the sector.
- Interactive Denmark, a local industry organisation, predicts that €1.16 million will be provided in cultural support annually from 2015 to 2018, with €2.67 million dedicated as innovation funds.
- 47% of Denmark’s online population play games, with a quarter of adults gaming weekly.
- Children are also invested in video games, with 65% of those aged 10 to 15 having bought a game for themselves.
- During 2014 47% of Danish developers were working on mobile titles, while 30% were working on traditional boxed and digital games.
- Denmark has some famous developers. IO Interactive (now owned by Square Enix) created the popular Hitman series and Playdead developed the acclaimed indie game Limbo.