About Us

Värmlands Game Dev Community

We are The Great Journey

The Great Journey is the hub for game developers in Värmland. Each and everyone interested in creating games regardless of experience, level or background are welcome. A community share beliefs, resources, needs and risk. We support and inspire each other to overcome challanges and achieve goals. 
This is the place to make your game





The Great Journey is a non-profit initiativ by Karlstad Innovation Park and Embracer Group.    

The people who make TGJ an amazing place 

Patrick Standfast

 Project Manager

Patrick is the Project Manager for TGJ. Talk to him about re-location of your game studio, partnership, co-labs, process design and innovation management. 

Rosanna Johansson

Communications Manager

Rosanna makes sure you know what’s going on at TGJ. Talk to Rosanna about promoting games, social media, commmunity, games. Rosanna will join us on 14th of April.   

Mikael Forslund

Studio Manager

Micke is the Studio Manager and incharge of the hub/studio and helping teams. Talk to him about teams, game devlopment, marketing, game design.  

Staffan Olsson

Utbildningsledare
Indie Game Devloper

Staffan
is responsible for the Indie Game Developer education here at The Great Journey. He also the co-founder of Forgebyte Studio. Talk to Staffan about stuff related to the role of a technical artist.

Björn Toreld

Events & Gymnasieansvarig

Björn Toreld plans our events such as game jams, courses. Björn also runs the gymnasie initiative/UF – Make A Game initiative. The co-founder of Forgebyte Studio.

Per Myrén 

Utbildningsledare Experience Designer 

Per is in charge of Experince Desinger YH at The Great Journey. Talk to Per about anything related to the education.   

Lisa Gaul

Community Developer 

A champion for equality and gender, social media and event organiser. Talk to Lisa about how you can join TGJ. Lisa is also the co-founder of Nine Lives Studio.

Tom Olsson

Community Developer

Tech wizard. Talk to Tom about everything IT.

Victor Åhs Blomberg

Community Developer

Does Graphic Design for TGJ. Victor also runs the Thursday Meetups and our Lunchtalks. Focus on equality and gender.  Victor is also the co-founder of Nine Lives Studio.