The Danish Game Industry Is Officially a Billion Kroner Business

Revenue in Danish games and interactive business (in 1000 DKK).

Revenue in Danish games and interactive business (in 1000 DKK).

Danish game industry body, Interactive Denmark (ID) recently released a report about the growth in Danish game industry

And the report shows some pretty good news for game developers in Denmark.

Most notably, the revenue has increased by 36 percent from 2013 to 2014. In figures, that’s an increase of nearly 300 million DKK, from 823 million to 1.11 billion. The Danish video game industry is thereby officially a billion kroner business!

The majority of sales comes from abroad, according to ID’s report. Almost 750 millions out of the 1.11 billion DKK comes from export sales. The growth in export sales is lower than the growth in revenue, however, which indicates that the domestic market is growing as well.

 

Number of employed people in Danish games and interactive industry.

Number of employed people in Danish games and interactive industry.

Never before has there been more game developers in Denmark either. In 2013 there were 139 companies working with game design, whereas in 2014, that number had grown to 190.

Looking back at 2009, that’s more than a 100 percent growth. These 190 companies employed 735 people in 2015, which is 14 more than in 2013.

The companies within the industry are growing too, shows the report. Denmark got another company with 50 employees or more in 2014, raising the total up to three. The amount of small studious, companies with none to 10 employers, are still the majority by far, however. Combined, these companies constitute 171 of the 190 game companies.

Lastly, just like last year, the report reveals that 66 percent of games companies as based in Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen.

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Håvard has been a gamer for close to 20 years now. Enjoys platform games the most, and is in fact the world's 47th fastest Banjo-Kazooie speedrunner.

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