SWEDEN REPORTS INCREASE IN WOMEN WORKING IN GAMES

Late last year the Swedish Games Industry, Dataspelsbranschen – which is a member of our Corporate Ambassador Video Games Europe – published the Swedish Games Industry – Game Developer Index.

The report maps, reports, and analyses the operations of Swedish game companies and international industry trends over the past year. Most notable in this year’s report is that 44% of all new hires were women, a significant increase from the previous year’s 26%. This shift suggests a positive trend towards more equal hiring in an industry that has been historically male-dominated.

The report also mentions Women in Games and shares various key figures on diversity and inclusion. For instance, 51% of the companies researched are made up of at least 50% women, compared to 29% the previous year. The largest of these is Star Stable Entertainment, which has been an ally of Women in Games.

The Swedish Games Industry is the trade organisation for video games in Sweden. The organisation represents the industry as a whole through the industry associations Spelplan-ASGD (game developers, producers, education, academia and support members) and ANGI
(publishers and distributors).

Women in Games CEO Marie-Claire Isaaman said: “The Swedish Games Industry – Game Developer Index highlights some interesting statistics and some very heartening data when it comes to the representation of women in the games workforce in the territory. It is great to see such progress being made in Sweden when it comes to gender equality and equity, and we hope that we see this kind of headway in other countries soon.”

If you would like to read the report, click here – https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a61edb7a803bb7a65252b2d/t/654c9ece950b90706387302e/1699520218008/GameDeveloperIndex2023-EN-WEB.pdf